Meet The Team

Birds Family Funeral Directors is comprised of a compassionate and experienced team. As a family-run company, owned and operated by the Carpenter family for over twenty years, we focus on providing close support to every family who walks through our doors.

Every member of our team is here to help you through this difficult time, using their specialist knowledge and experience to make this process as manageable and easy for you as possible. Take some time to browse our team profiles to learn a little more about them:

For dedicated support when arranging a loved one’s funeral in Coxheath, Maidstone and the surrounding areas, talk to us today.

Our Family

Cllr Darren Carpenter


Darren has a hard earned reputation with our customers for going above and beyond to help them, whatever their needs. Having gained a great deal of experience over many years, Darren brings a high level of commitment to excellence to all of the work which he undertakes. Darren is part of the SAIF executive team and was National President 2008-2009, he gained his diploma from the IFD college and then became the college chairman, he became a parish councillor in 2012 and joined the BIFD in 2011.

“I am totally committed to each and every family that chooses to use our facilities and will do what I can to make their bereavement easier.”



Clair is one of our directors and has much experience with bereaved families. She is committed to helping our families in their time of need.


Funeral Arranger

Courtney has joined the family company as our funeral arranger and is looking after our families.


Funeral Bearer

Dave sadly passed away on the 13th April 2020, Dave was totally committed and is sadly missed.


Graham has been with us for over 12 years as our part time chauffeur bearer.


Chris is a part time chauffeur bearer and, on the odd occasion, has conducted for us.


Peter is our part time Chauffeur Bearer and has been in the profession some years now.

Our Piper

Call us today on 01622 692 949