Customer Review

You gave us an excellent service and there were personal touches like the picture on the coffin and red ties and handkerchiefs.

J Dennis

Many Sincere Thanks to Harold Wood Funeral Services who have been kind, attentive, helpful, supportive and for the thorough highest all round service from start to finish which they provided for my Mum Val’s Funeral yesterday

Funeral Arrangements

Many people feel overwhelmed when a loved one dies and are unsure what to do. We are proud to offer a family-led, friendly service from our Essex funeral home since 1958 and ensure you receive all the support and information you need when planning your funeral service. Telephone consultations available.

First List of Actions

First List of Actions

You do not need to have registered a death at the appropriate Registrars in order to begin making funeral arrangements with us. As friendly and local Essex funeral home, we can provide you with all the information you need to start the funeral planning process.

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Funeral Choices & Advice

Staff at family-run and managed Harold Wood Funeral Services in Essex have seven decades of expert experience in helping families to organise funerals in Essex. We are proud to offer a warm service, the same as for a friend, and can advise you throughout the entire funeral planning process.

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An itemised arrangement form filled in by an experienced funeral arranger at a face to face appointment is key to understanding any funeral pricing involved. As trusted funeral directors in Essex, we use expert local knowledge in order to provide you with the most affordable experience.

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More Services We Offer

From helping you to let people know about a funeral, to choosing a headstone or memorial plaque for a garden.

Funeral Stationery

Funeral Stationery

We can organise ‘Mourning Cards’ for posting to family and friends alerting them of your loss and details of the coming funeral; ‘Order of Service Cards’ for the day of the funeral; finally ‘Memorial Cards’ and ‘Thank You Cards’ for after the funeral. As your local and friendly funeral directors in Essex, we are on hand for every step of the process, even handing out ‘Order of Service Cards’ before the ceremony.

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We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and so as funeral directors in Essex, we work with several local florists to create floral tributes for any funeral service – for the immediate family’s flowers and also on behalf of wider family and friends. You can order through us from examples and prices shown here.

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Graham Walker, Headstone Consultant, now with Harold Wood Funeral Services in Essex, is an expert stonemason. He has spent nearly 40 years helping families to successfully choose & place memorials for loved ones.

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The Same Help and Advice as for a Friend, since 1958
Respect, Integrity, Heart and Soul

Funeral Support

If you’d like to speak to us directly, call free 24 hours a day.

0800-731-1855 (24hrs)

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What is a Funeral Plan?

With a funeral plan, you can help to relieve your family of some of the financial stress and any worries about your funeral arrangements.

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Harold Wood Funeral Services has always been a local business, employing local people, supporting local bereaved families, donating to local good causes and is part of our local boroughs' economy.Many of the almost 3,000 independent funeral directors within our network are family run and have been passed down through the generations.

When you choose to plan ahead with a Golden Charter funeral plan, not only are you helping make things easier for your loved ones when the time comes, but you’re also helping support trusted, local businesses be around for generations to come.

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