J & R Killick Ltd.

Established 1879

Funeral Directors

112 High Street, West Wickham,
Kent, BR4 0ND
020 8777 4502

Our story

J & R Killick Ltd was established in West Wickham during 1879 by the great grandfather of the current directors Michael and Peter Killick. We are an independent funeral director that has always occupied the present building in West Wickham which was built by the founder of the company, James Killick.

Up until May 2001, the company were also builders and joiners. The tradition in a village was for builders to also carry out funerals as a carpenter could make the coffin, a labourer could prepare the grave and a bricklayer construct a vault and so the name undertaker was given to this profession as we would "undertake" all aspects of a funeral.

In the 1930s an additional office was opened in Hayes, Kent to enable us to serve a wide area including Bromley, Beckenham and Chislehurst. This office was unfortunately bombed during the war and we then relocated our Hayes Office to its current location 47 Station Approach, Hayes, Kent in 1947 and this became our building department office.

In 2001, the directors decided to close down the building and joinery division of the company to concentrate solely on funeral directing. The old joinery workshops were re-furbished and our facilities at West Wickham were totally modernised.

The family has been very proud to be the funeral director for the West Wickham and Hayes areas and we also arrange funerals in Shirley, Croydon, Addiscombe, Beckenham, Bromley, Orpington, Chislehurst, Keston, Biggin Hill and surrounding areas. We carry out funerals at Beckenham Crematorium (mainly) but also use Croydon Crematorium, Lewisham (Hither Green) Crematorium, Eltham Crematorium or other crematoria as required. We carry out burials at Beckenham Cemetery and Kemnal Park Cemetery plus local authority cemeteries in Bromley and Croydon including Green Lawn memorial park. We can give advice and options available for burials in the Bromley and Croydon areas. Advice on woodland burials can also be given, we highly recommend Epping forest woodland burial park & Eden Valley woodland burial ground. Please look at our cemeteries and crematoria pages for more information on the various options and locations for funerals and burials in the Bromley area.

Our funeral fleet had, for many years, comprised of classic Austin Princess Vanden Plas vehicles. The company’s philosophy is to provide the best service possible and with this in mind we now have a new Jaguar fleet with air conditioning, automatic transmission and their superb interiors provide mourners with absolute comfort and uncompromised luxury but at a sensible price. Our Vanden Plas hearse is still available and is used when the need arises. We can also offer a victorian horse drawn hearse at an additional cost (please refer to our fees and fleet pages).

The company has always been family owned and orientated. We are NOT part of a large group of companies, you can be assured of the very best attention to detail, service and dedication. Our experienced staff, which now includes the next generation (Adam, Gareth, Julia and Maria), will help and guide you through the funeral arrangements, offering you some options and ideas on a personal basis.

Please ask for our information folder entitled "Do you know what to do?" which contains brochures and information all with pictures on the very wide range of products and services available which you will find extremely useful. We can also give you background information and advice on pre-arranged funeral plans.

We are a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors. All of our facilities and offices are located at our West Wickham office.

Registered office: 112 High Street, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0ND.

Company registered in the UK and Wales, registration number: 04243206

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