chelsea funeral directors at a funeral service
We strive to deliver a professional, respectful and personal service

Our Team

alex n. jones - proprietor at Chelsea Funeral Directors

Alex N. Jones - Proprietor

Losing someone you care about is one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss. Every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.

At Chelsea Funeral Directors, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but especially through the difficult days that may follow.

“I wanted to maintain a dignified personal Funeral Directors at a time when many small companies had been taken over by huge multi national groups.

We have an abundance of local knowledge and have served many families at their worst possible time with pride and care for many years. It is so important to allow families to have a funeral they feel best reflects the persons wishes, be it simple or something unusual, we will always endeavour to help you arrange a personal farewell.

For me excellence is the accumulation of seemingly inconsequential, minor and weightless details, yet if you gather them together lovingly and particularly alongside your teams intelligence, you can achieve excellence even in the saddest circumstances”.

alun stowell - funeral director

Alun Stowell - Funeral Director

Alun began working in the funeral business in his late teens at a business located in the leafy Surrey countryside and by his early twenties was conducting funerals on a regular basis. After a seven year break during which Alun moved down to Devon and back again he now joins us at Chelsea Funeral Directors and is enjoying the contrast between working in London and a small village environment. Despite still getting to grips with the ways of city life Alun has many years of experience which he is able to utilise on a daily basis and ensure that families receive only the finest service and guidance through both the arrangement process and on the day of the funeral itself.

When not working Alun enjoys music (including playing the guitar), reading, watching Formula One motor racing and socialising with friends.

jason maiden - funeral directors

Jason Maiden - Funeral Director

Jason, originally from Shropshire, started his career as a Funeral Director in 2007 in rural Kent. Previously Jason worked for HM The Queen at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace looking after the Queen’s carriage horses. His desire to transfer his skills achieving the highest of turnout standards was fulfilled by the opportunity of being a Funeral Director guiding families through the worst times of their lives.

Jason has an interest in supporting families who have experienced death before birth, infant and children’s funerals. In recent years, Jason has worked to identify best practice between hospital, funeral director and local crematoria.

Jason is passionate about arranging funeral ceremonies where music is at the heart of the celebration. Jason is keen to foster links with the local LGBT community where funeral services are arranged with LGBT officiants.

Away from work, Jason’s hobbies include carriage driving, horse riding, cycling, swimming, the theatre and sharing good wine with friends. Jason enjoys weekend escapes to his home in sunny Somerset.

Fiona Jeaffreson - Funeral Arranger (Chelsea)

Originally from New Zealand, Fiona has lived in London since 2010. Formerly cabin crew for Air New Zealand, Fiona’s career transition brings gifts associated with providing first class hospitality to now supporting and caring for families at Chelsea Funeral Directors.
Fiona enjoys frequent runs along the banks of the Thames, music, the arts, and theatre, are an important part of Fiona’s social calendar. Fiona has an active part in the New Zealand Business Women’s Network, providing mentoring and support to fellow New Zealanders here in London.

Eloise Tunnicliffe - Funeral Arranger (Fulham)

Cornish by birth, Eloise grew up in Australia, eventually moving to London in 2010 to pursue a career in makeup artistry. Eloise worked for many high profile brands and was an artist on shows at London Fashion Week for various designers. After going freelance, Eloise decided to change direction and pursue a position in customer care. Eloise’s desire to work in a role where she could support people during distressing times drew her to Chelsea Funeral Directors. Eloise’s spare time is spent baking and enjoying cinema. She also attends drawing classes and is a keen amateur painter.