Independent Funeral


An Independent Family Funeral Directors

With over 25 years experience 

About us

William Dunphy Funeral Director Ltd is a family run business and opened in June 1996.


Our original branch was at 294 Brockley Road, At first there were just two staff, Bill and his daughter Nicki but they were soon joined by others including Nicki’s son Will.

We also have 6 other full-time members of staff,  Ross, Keith, John and Dean, With Jeanette and Sue in the offices. We also own Bellenden Florist on Bellenden Road in Peckham which is run by Lisa and Georgie.

We moved to our new premises at 321 Brockley Road in December 2016 and opened our Dulwich Branch in October 2019.

Since 2019 our branches have been collection points for Southwark and Lewisham food banks on behalf of the Trussell Trust. 


Arranging A Funeral

After a death the question people will ask you is ‘when is the funeral?’ but the first thing we need to know is whether the funeral will be a burial, cremation or repatriation.


This is important because there are different paperwork requirements for the differing types of funerals.

It’s best to speak to us about what paperwork is needed because it will vary depending on where the deceased passed away, whether the Coroner is involved and where the funeral will take place.


Once you have decided on the type of funeral you wish to have we will liaise with next-of-kin, place of worship, crematorium or cemetery or airline and overseas funeral director.


We will check the choice of dates available and find the dates and times that are best suited to your needs.  We will help you arrange things like the coffin, music, service booklets, flowers and the reception plus any extras you may choose.