Funeral room

Lynn and Terry Allen first opened their funeral service over 25 years ago, back in 1995. Ever since then they have been proudly supporting families across Kent and beyond with compassion and sensitivity, and will continue to do so every day.

Terry Allen left school in 1972, at the age of 15, and decided he wanted to pursue a career in the funeral industry. Following this decision, he obtained a position with Francis Chappel & Sons and started to learn the ropes of the funeral trade there, including how to prepare coffins, collect the deceased from hospital and homes and to be a pallbearer. This passion for funeral care means that your family will always be provided with a professional, sympathetic and warm approach in your time of need.

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Terry became a freelance embalmer in 1980, working for various funeral directors across London, Essex and Kent. Then in 1975, he met Lynn, whose father, uncles and Granddad worked for H.W. Simpson’s, her Great Grandfather’s family business.

Together, Terry and Lynn pursued their passion and opened their own funeral directors at 1 Wells Road, Strood in 1995, and have worked together with their family ever since!

In 1998, they expanded their business to a second branch, in Maidstone Road, Rochester and in 2001 opened their third in Twydall Green, Twydall, Gillingham. July 2010 saw them open their fourth branch in Maidstone Road, Rainham meaning that their funeral services can be reached from across the whole of Kent and beyond. In 1997, Terry and Lynn’s son, Mark joined the company and daughter Helen later joined in 1999. They too are working alongside their parents and learning all about the funeral profession, dedicated to every aspect of funeral care. 

T. Allen Funeral Service is a member of The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and work to The Office Of Fair Trading.