With you when it matters most

If you have lost a loved one and need support with arranging the funeral, speak to one of our experienced and compassionate staff.

Independent funeral directors serving the Kempston and Bedford area

We are run with family values at the very heart of our business. Small and independently owned, we are proud to have served the local community for over 180 years and will continue to do so with the highest standards of care, respect and dignity.

We are here to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about the funeral that is right for your loved one. We are proud to offer the comfort of traditional values whilst embracing diversity and change.

'If it isn’t good enough for our family then it isn’t good enough for yours.'

Our Story

“We asked everyone to wear something blue”

Our story lies with the former owner of A L & G Abbott, Peter Robert Wilkinson. Beloved husband, cherished father and much loved grandfather to me and my cousins. 

Grandad was a classy man, and we wanted a funeral that reflected his sophistication and had a traditional feel to it. Abbotts were able to meet these needs and deliver the funeral with compassion.  

As a family, we felt it was important that Grandad’s funeral reflected some part of him, so we asked everyone who was attending to wear something blue. Grandad was known for wearing blue, everyday, so not only did this add a touch of his personality but it was heartwarming that we were able to celebrate his life dressed in his favourite colour. 

We will take care of everything for you

We have a fantastic team working at Abbotts to help you with your funeral arrangements. They are highly professional and compassionate people, many of whom have worked with us or in the profession for over 20 years. They will guide you through each and every step at your own pace and are always at the end of the phone whenever you need them, with a friendly ear and practical advice. You can visit our premises to arrange the funeral of your loved one or we will come to your home.

Our reputation speaks for itself in a sample of testimonials we have on our website from the families that have used us time and time again to look after their loved ones.


We will help to guide you through all the things that need to be done during this difficult time.


 Helping you find the ‘new normal’. Our new and entirely free service has been set up for our families because we care.



With our traditional fleet of vehicles take the worry out of transport on the day of the funeral and say goodbye with dignity.

Funeral Costs

Arranging a funeral is deeply personal which is why we offer a completely bespoke service with our traditional funeral. We also have two fixed-cost options which are the simple funeral and direct cremation.

To assist you in comparing our charges with those of other funeral directors, we have a standardised price list based upon the CMA’s definition of a funeral where family and friends attend.

For details of our full price list then please refer to our additional options price list. 

Our services include

24 Hour Service

Home Visits

Private Chapels of Rest


Green Burials

We are available for support
and advice 24 hours a day on

01234 843 222

What Our Families Say

Contact us

We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

01234 843222


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