You can attend our comfortable and well-appointed premises in Well Hall Road, Eltham and Crofton Road, Locksbottom, Orpington
– you can telephone ahead, or simply pop in as an appointment is not necessary.
Alternatively we can arrange to visit you in the comfort of your home if this would be more convenient.
Please telephone the office on 0208 331 1111 or 01689 852 233 to discuss your requirements.
Types of Funeral
It is our belief that each person is individual, and that should be reflected in the service that we arrange for you. We are proud to offer a wide range of types and styles of funeral.
The initial decision will be whether to have a cremation or a burial. There are many factors that may influence this decision, including the wishes of the deceased, religion, family tradition and cost. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are happy to assist you by providing you with answers to any questions you may have, enabling you to make an informed decision.
Some points to bear in mind when making this decision may be:
Cost: Cremation is significantly less costly than burial. This can be of particular importance if the deceased is to be buried outside of their borough or parish. Cremation can take place at any crematorium, with no extra charge for non-residents.
Time: Church services generally take approximately 45 minutes, crematorium services are around 30 minutes in length, though extra time can be purchased.
Ashes: Cremated remains will need to have a final resting place, though this can be a difficult decision to make and one that deserves time and thought. We will be happy to collect ashes from the crematorium and store them for you at no charge while you make this decision.
Memorials: If a burial is chosen a wooden marker cross, with an engraved nameplate, will be erected on the day. A period of time is required for the ground to settle before installing a stone memorial – on average this will take approximately 18 months.
Cremated remains can be interred, allowing a smaller stone memorial to be erected if desired.
The two local crematoria we use most often are:
(also known as Falconwood)
Crown Woods Way
London SE9 2AZ
T: 0208 850 7046
A20 Sidcup Bypass
Kent BR7 6RR
T: 0208 300 9790
London SE6 1TP
T: 0208 698 4955
Green & Woodland Burials
Natural and simple burials in beautiful parts of the countryside or woodland are an increasingly popular choice for the final resting place of a loved one. Only eco-friendly products are permitted and consequently the burial site remains as natural as possible, promoting the growth of native shrubs, plants and flowers. Delicate eco-systems and habitats are supported by this approach.
We are proud to have worked with the only dedicated natural burial ground in Kent is Deerton, near Sittingbourne. www.kentnaturalburials.co.uk is a good source of information.
For further information on any type of funeral, or if you have a different request, please do not hesitate to visit us or contact the office on 0208 331 1111 or 0208 466 1400 to discuss your needs.
In line with the Office of Fair Trading stipulations, Dean Wilson Funeral Directors is happy to offer a no-frills, basic funeral service.