Our Catford Funeral Directors

196-200 Verdant Lane, Catford, SE6 1LL

About our Catford funeral home

At Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Catford, every detail that matters to you matters to us. We have always specialised in memorial masonry, with our very own showroom and workshop. We began conducting funerals for the community we love in 2003. Our funeral directors can arrange beautiful funeral services of all religions and cultures, from traditional to contemporary, we will always be able to help you. We treat every individual in our care with the same kindness and respect, just as we would want for our own families. We can create a beautifully crafted memorial or headstone to stand in remembrance of your loved one, which family and friends can visit for years to come. We can also arrange for the perfect urn that can keep your loved one’s ashes safe, as well as plaques for sentimental places that can be visited to find peace and solitude.
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To arrange a funeral for your loved one, please call our funeral home on 02086988929 today.

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Meet our team

We serve families from all of the surrounding areas of Catford, such as Lewisham, Hither Green, Downham, Grove Park and Greenwich. We are also conveniently located opposite Hither Green Cemetery, and a short walk from Lewisham Crematorium. Please give us a call at any hour, as soon as you need a helping hand. Francis Chappell & Sons celebrated 180 years of service in 2021, and we are proud and lucky to have been able to help the community we love for all this time.

Our services

With three packages available, at Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Catford we will be able to 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.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.

How to find us


Speak to our team 24 hours a day on:

Our Address

196-200 Verdant Lane
Catford, SE6 1LL

Opening Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:By appointment only

Directions and Parking

We are located opposite Hither Green Cemetery next door to a tyre shop. There is limited parking at the rear of the branch, and off street parking outside.

Reviews for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Catford

  • I’ve never had to arrange a funeral before, but Francis Chappell were so good in guiding me to ensure I could give my Dad the best send off possible. The staff were so friendly, empathetic and kind, not only to me and my Dad’s family, but most importantly to my Dad himself. Caroline even told me how she will always say good morning and goodnight to those who are at rest in their chapel. Little things like this helped me to know my beloved Dad was being taken care of, even in death. Thank you to everyone at Francis Chappell Catford for your kindness and respect at this very sad time.

    • Response from Francis Chappell Sons.

      It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your loved one. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.

  • So glad we choose Francis chapel they made a very difficult time a bit easier Caraline was very kind and caring and nothing was to much trouble Nick on the day of my Mum’s funeral was the same and made sure everything run smoothly would highly recommend

    • Response from Francis Chappell Sons.

      I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.

  • I found Francis Chappell to be very helpful and respectful. The staff were sympathetic and nothing was too much trouble. This is the second time I have had to use their services over the last couple of years and each time I have found them to be very professional.

    • Response from Francis Chappell Sons.

      We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Francis Chappell's. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.

  • Excellent

    • Response from Francis Chappell Sons.

      Thank you for your 5* review.

  • Hither Green - The Dream Team! When did it all start? Well for me it was from my initial contact with Caroline at the Hither Green office. After numerous unsuccessful encounters with other funeral services, it was refreshing to engage in conversation with someone who despite not knowing anything about me was able to show empathy, understanding, and leadership into an arena that I knew nothing about. Caroline did all of this in one conversation and I felt confident that in my fragile state, I was in good hands and had identified the right company to support me and my 2 siblings through this difficult time. I put the phone down and said out loud to my siblings that if that conversation is an example of the service to follow, then we are in the right place. So said so done, and the process began with Caroline leading from the front but still managing to take on board my personal preferences. I later received a call from Nick, the Director of the funeral procession for the day who was equally professional, polite, and empathetic. There were a number of touchpoints throughout the process and the quality and high standards were continuously maintained. I used that branch to help me to create my Order of service Programs, Funeral Notifications, and to organise the crematorium service, and at no point did I feel that my very specific requirements were too much to ask. On the day, I knew exactly what to expect as Nick had briefed the family beforehand. He was meeting the family for the first time and yet we all felt that we had known him a lot longer. He was warm, engaging, reassuring, and in control. He executed his role in fine style, even managing to build up a rapport with the pole bearers in no time at all. My brothers who were understandably nervous made a point of commenting on the hands-on guidance and support provided by Nick and his team on the carrying techniques of mum's coffin into the church and then again at the crematorium. It didn't go unnoticed and was very much appreciated It became clear that the pastor had not paid attention to the running order of the service and Nick who had familiarised himself with my wishes, came to the rescue to help me to keep the pastor on the right track after a few hiccups had occurred in the church. He kept an eye out throughout both services to ensure that I was satisfied with how things were running and that my mum had the perfect send-off that I had so painstakingly prepared. If the Hither Green office is anything to go by, I have no reservations in recommending this organisation to anyone who is looking for a similar experience to one I've just had. I stumbled across them by chance but if you are reading this review and it sounds like it's too good to be true, trust me when I say, I wouldn't have taken the time out to write this review if it wasn't Thank you all so much for making my mother's homecoming ceremony one to remember for all the right reasons Yours, a very satisfied customer Angela

    • Response from Francis Chappell Sons.

      Thank you for your 5* review. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact our Client Relations Team on 0800 731 7171.