Supporting and caring since 1840

Welcome to Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, supporting and caring since 1840. We promise to provide you, your family and your loved ones with high-quality care and compassion.

About Us

Established in 1840 as 'cabinet makers' by John Chappell, Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors has supported the local families of South East London with kindness and dedication for over 175 years.
Our values of tradition, respect and high quality are at the heart of all that we do. You will find this in any of our 21 funeral homes, which can be found in Addiscombe, Lewisham, Orpington, Downham, Norwood, Sydenham, Walworth, Dulwich, Welling, Beckenham and other areas of South London.
Francis Chappell accessible funeral homes cater for all cultural and religious services and pride ourselves on supporting you in creating a memorable send-off for your loved one.
We can also help you with memorials, tributes and pre-paid funeral plans.
We are committed to making a difference in all of our communities, supporting hundreds of local activities every year. It has always been important to us to give something back. Our community means everything and we're proud to have been supporting and caring for over 180 years'.

A female funeral arranger sits with a family to arrange a funeral.
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Meet our team

At Francis Chappell & Sons, we want you to know that you are not alone and we are on hand to offer kindness, empathy and understanding whenever you need it. We will support you when a loved one passes away and guide you every step of the way. We live within the communities we serve and therefore have a fantastic knowledge of the local area, faiths and cultures. Whether you’d like to arrange a traditional ceremony, something more modern, an eco-friendly service or a colourful celebration of life, we will do what we can to make your visions a reality. We work closely with the local places of worship, clergymen and celebrants and know how to create a unique and fitting tribute for your loved one. We offer uncompromising compassion and careful guidance to every family in our care. We want nothing more than to help you through this difficult time, so please call us as soon as you need advice or assistance.

Here for you, every step of the way

We understand that there is a lot to think about when planning a funeral. You can call us at any time and there will be a sympathetic ear, ready to listen. We are here to help.