Proudly serving the communities of South East London

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.

Serving your family wherever you are in South East London

We know how important it can be for you and your family to say your farewells exactly the way you want to. Your preferences will be our priority, from the type of funeral to the finer details, like songs, hymns, and flowers. Nothing is too much trouble, so let us know if you have any special requests or wishes. Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors have been serving the communities of South East London for over 180 years and our teams of experienced, professional and compassionate Funeral Directors and Arrangers will be with you every step of the way. Today we have 21 funeral homes across the South East, including Walworth, Norwood, Beckenham, Crayford, Lewisham and many more. Use the scroll bar below to browse our funeral homes.
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Arranging a funeral in South London

Supporting and caring since 1840.

At Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors we are dedicated to providing your loved one with a meaningful celebration of life.

Our founder, John Chappell, began trading as a cabinet maker in Deptford in 1840. Since then, four generations of the Chappell family have helped our Funeral Directors grow and flourish to be a trusted and renowned part of South East London. It is our great honour to support you in your time of need and we are available 24 hours a day so please call us when you need us. As well as offering funeral services we can also help you with memorials and pre-paid funeral plans. We pride ourselves on our consistently high standards of funeral care, facilities and service. We offer our respect and compassion to you at this difficult time, and we want you to know that we are here to give any guidance or support you need.

Our Services

Explore our funeral packages below, so we can arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.   If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

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The Attended Funeral

The Attended Funeral provides a tailored and dignified goodbye for your loved one. Whether traditional or contemporary, you can pay your respects in the supportive company of family and friends.

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The Unattended Funeral

The Unattended Funeral is a lower cost option that allows family and friends to remember your loved one in their own way, without the need for a traditional service or ceremony.

The Select Funeral

The Select Funeral

The Select Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.

A pink spray rests on a bamboo coffin to represent an attended funeral

The Attended Funeral

The Attended Funeral provides a tailored and dignified goodbye for your loved one. Whether traditional or contemporary, you can pay your respects in the supportive company of family and friends.

White wild flowers lean in the wind to represent an Unattended Funeral

The Unattended Funeral

The Unattended Funeral is a lower cost option that allows family and friends to remember your loved one in their own way, without the need for a traditional service or ceremony.

The Select Funeral

The Select Funeral

The Select Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If a loved one has passed away and you need help to arrange a funeral, our Funeral Directors at Francis Chappell & Sons are here to support you every step of the way. Below are some frequently asked questions about how to arrange a funeral, which you may find helpful. If you have any further questions, please call us anytime on 01322552738.

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