Hi and welcome to Simple Kent Funerals. We're an independent funeral service - not part of a conglomerate, group or chain. Our service is - straightforward, positive and personal. Straightforward: coming to terms with the death of a loved one is emotional and challenging enough, so we’ll keep things as simple as possible for you. Positive: we’ll help you celebrate the life of your loved one. Funerals are filled with powerful and mixed emotions, sorrow and grief because of the loss you feel but also thankfulness for the joy, love and laughter your loved one bought to life. Personal: the funeral will always be unique and truly personal because we don’t do ‘packages’. We’re totally flexible and everything will be sensitively tailored to your budget, how much you spend has nothing to do with how much you love. We can arrange for the ceremony to take place in a special or beautiful venue too (more details on our website). We’ll support you in every way we can, all the way through. We won’t hurry you along, we’ll give you the time you need. We're also green-minded and eco-friendly. Among other things, we supply environmentally-friendly coffins and urns, conduct simple cremations and natural burials - and generally help to bring natural funerals into the mainstream. We're members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors. If you've done some research you'll already know just how inexpensive we are. Unlike most funeral firms, we don't mark-up any products or services (coffins, urns, flowers, celebrants, service sheets, additional transport, recordings, performers, venues...) organised by us on your behalf - and you're free to order anything yourself if you want to. We never include 'hidden extras' you don't want or need. After we've discussed and agreed everything together we'll confirm it all in writing, so you're always in control of how your money is being spent. "I contacted around 8 different funeral companies and once I'd spoken to Toby realised Simple Kent Funerals was the perfect one for us. We wanted a different, tasteful and personal send off. We got exactly what we asked for and more, our guests all talked about how fantastic it was." Lisa - Sevenoaks. "Thank you for the way you handled Barry’s funeral. We wanted a simple, tasteful and personal funeral befitting a man who was so very loved. You delivered exactly what we wanted at a surprisingly low cost.” Ethel - Tenterden. "Their service is second to none, after the sudden passing of my mum financially we were struggling, Toby was so understanding helping us out with ideas and ways to make our special funeral happen, my mum didn't want a 'normal' funeral and Toby helped us to fulfill her wishes at an affordable cost. Toby made sure that everyone was included in the service, and on the day went above and beyond his job role in chatting to guests and I feel that his chat with my two children helped them to understand and come to terms with things. Both of them said how lovely he was and that they appreciated that chat and including them in arrangements etc. I would recommend Simple Kent Funerals to everyone who asks as they let you choose what you want, unlike the first couple of funeral directors that we contacted who I think thought we were mad! Thank you Toby and team for giving my mum an amazing send off." David - Hawkhurst. "Toby and his team were fantastic when my husband's father, Jimmy died. Tim's mum wanted an uncomplicated and low key funeral and Toby really listened and understood exactly what she wanted. The simple service they put together was so personal, all the grandchildren got involved and Toby was incredibly sensitive in supporting and reassuring them. It was an emotional but really happy send off with lots of tears and laughter, perfect for Jimmy." Annabel - Heathfield. You can speak to us over the phone anytime, day or night, or use the online contact form.
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