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Penenden Heath Branch

Allington Branch


Company Directors
Paul J. Rowland and
Liza J. Rowland.

Penenden Heath
4 Hillary Road,
Penenden Heath,
Maidstone ME14 2JP

Tel: 01622 662 661

Office Hours:
9.00am–4.00 pm

15 Mid Kent Shopping Centre, Castle Road, Allington, Maidstone
ME16 0PU.

Tel: 01622 757177

Office Hours:
9.00am–5.00 pm

Out of Hours Service
Our emergency after hours
service is always available
24 hours, 365 days a year
by telephoning
Maidstone 01622 757177

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Funeral Plans

There comes a time in all our lives when it is natural to consider our own funeral and how to prepare for it. Over the last ten years funeral costs have risen steadily and are still increasing at a rate higher than inflation. With low interest rates, money invested in savings may not grow sufficiently to cover the cost of a funeral when the time comes. Today the average cost of a funeral is £3000. If costs continue to rise at the current rate this figure could rise to £5900 in 2021.

The reasons for these increases in costs are the extra charges which funeral directors face to comply with government legislation.

We are happy to endorse Golden Charter as their plans provide a simple and effective way of pre-planning for your funeral. Over 600 000 people in the UK have planned for their funeral, 170 000 of those did so with Golden Charter. A major advantage is that the Golden Charter Plan allows you to decide exactly the style of funeral you feel is appropriate.

Golden Charter is a secure British company owned and run by Independent Funeral Directors. The trust fund in which your monies will be placed is a separate legal entity from the company. Golden Charter is recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors of which we are proud to be members.

Deciding on a Golden Charter Pre-Paid Plan is one of the most thoughtful decisions you could make for those you leave behind.

The good news is that by taking out a Golden Charter Plan which carries a guarantee that defies inflation, no matter how much costs rise neither you or anyone else will ever be asked to pay more. Once you have paid for your plan, that is it. You also have the option of easy monthly instalments (with no extra charge if completed within 12 months) or a single one-off payment. You can be assured that your money is secure. A legally independent trust administers the funds on your behalf.

If after reading this you would like to discuss funeral planning further then please telephone me on 01622 757177 (Allington Branch) or 01622 662 661 (Hillary Road Branch) and I will be happy to make a convenient appointment for you to visit our funeral homes or, if required, to meet with you to discuss this in the comfort of your own home.

Many thanks,

Paul Rowland

fleet of cars

Paul and company directorsLiza at the second branch at Penenden Heath, with their fleet of vehicles.

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List of Services

• Conveying the deceased from home, nursing home or elsewhere at any time

• Arranging with clergy, churches, crematoria and cemetries

• Arranging of non-religious services including Humanist and Celebrants

• Arranging for completion of medical certificates from cremation

• Supplying coffin: in traditional or more recent biodegradable style

• Supplying bearers, hearse, limousine and cars

• Preparing and purchasing of graves

• Dealing with obituaries in the press

• Ordering flowers

• Providing printed order of service sheets

• Receiving and forwarding donations to chosen charities

• Can assist with catering arrangements

• Recommendation of stone masons