Independent Funeral Directors in Essex

Caring for our community since 1958, Harold Wood Funeral Services are dedicated, family-run funeral directors in Essex, serving our community in our four locations in Harold Wood, Collier Row Lane, Harold Hill and Hainault/Chigwell.

Proud to Serve Our Essex Community

The team at Harold Wood Funeral Services has been helping the people of Essex and beyond from our quartet of heritage funeral homes for over seven decades, offering a warm welcome and sympathetic ear to anyone who seeks our assistance. 

We are deeply embedded in our community. In an age where so many independent service providers are no longer operating in our towns and cities, it is hugely important to us as local funeral directors to provide the specialised support that people need as they navigate loss, going above and beyond wherever we can.

Harold Wood Funeral Services also support the people of Essex in other ways, such as sponsoring performances that entertain people in care homes, and maintaining a beautiful garden outside our premises at Hilldene Funeral Home.

Anyone who seeks our help is treated with the same regard, respect and compassion as we would give a friend. If you are in need of funeral services in Essex, please reach out and we’ll do all we can to support you.

Our Funeral Homes

Hilldene Funeral Home

Hilldene (Harold Hill)

64 Chippenham Road,
Harold Hill,
Essex RM3 8HX.

Hainault Funeral Home

Hainault & Chigwell

45 New North Road,
Essex IG6 2UE.

Harold Wood Funeral Home

Harold Wood

43 Station Road, 
Harold Wood, 
Essex RM3 0BS.

Collier Row Funeral Home

Collier Row

309 Collier Row Lane, 
Collier Row, 
Essex RM5 3ND.

Harold Wood 

Our funeral home in Harold Wood was our first site to open outside London, when we followed the families we served as they moved to the surrounding Essex countryside.  Together with his brother Frederick, our founder Thomas Coyte converted the private house himself in 1967, before opening it up and renaming it for the area the following year.

Collier Row 

Having built successful relationships in the local community at our Harold Wood Funeral Home, we soon opened our second office in Collier Row Lane. Taking over the premises from a gentlemen’s hairdressers in 1972, Harold Wood Funeral Services continue to provide our services to the local community, as well as the surrounding neighbourhoods and villages. Located near Romford, you can find this funeral home opposite the Tesco Metro and 5 minutes from the A12. 

Hilldene (Harold Hill)

Our funeral directors in Harold Hill is currently our largest Essex funeral home, and is located near Romford, just seven minutes’ drive from the M25. Harold Hill is our third funeral home, created in 1984. After purchasing a hall from St George’s Church in Chippenham Road, our founder, Thomas Coyte, lovingly converted it himself into a modern funeral home. It now provides a friendly, local service to the people of Harold Hill, as well as the surrounding communities.

Hainault & Chigwell

Opened in 2010, our Hainault & Chigwell Funeral Home is our newest location, and the fourth of our funeral parlours. This community has a deep and special meaning to us, with our cousin, friend and fellow director Tricia having lived in the area until her death in 2003. Our Hainault & Chigwell Funeral Home is dedicated to her, and we were very proud to make it our fourth funeral home.

Local Funeral Directors in Essex

The team at Harold Wood Funeral Services has built decades of experience of working within Essex to provide vital funerary services, including: 

During this time, we have built strong relationships with local ministers, celebrants, priests, churches, temples, crematoria and cemeteries. These relationships and wealth of experience mean that you can rely on us to present all the options that are available to you, creating a day which is tailored to you, the deceased’s final wishes, and your family. 

It also means that you can lean on us in what is a difficult time. Our team will do all that we can to help shoulder the stress that can come with the early days of bereavement, and ensure that you do not have to deal with any extra stress.

The Benefits of Choosing Local, Independent Funeral Services