Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors, Hornchurch

Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 22 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Hornchurch funeral home

Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors are here to help you and family by making what is such a difficult time, a little easier for you. We are easily accessible from all of our surrounding neighbourhoods, such as Rush Green, Upminster, Dagenham and Harold Wood.

We've been helping local families say a heartfelt farewell to their loved ones for over a decade and believe it is our duty to give you as much choice as possible while we arrange all the details on your behalf. The options available to you are limitless, with thanks to our long-serving funeral directors who will listen to your every wish with care and compassion. From a traditional religious service, to a colourful humanist funeral, a woodland burial to an unattended cremation, we can tailor everything to be unique and personal your family.

We are always here for you, no matter what. You can call us 24 hours a day, so please get in touch as soon as you need our help.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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Funeral services in Hornchurch

There are two types of funeral we offer at Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors in Hornchurch - the Attended Funeral (which can be a traditional or more bespoke service with mourners present) and the Unattended Funeral (a cremation without mourners present). More details on each type of service can be found below, and our funeral directors are standing by to answer any questions you may have.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1395
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1395
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Alternative Venue

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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    From
    £1550
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Alternative Venue

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1550
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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  • The Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1930
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1930
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £2745
    plus £1236 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1236 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2745
    plus £1236 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1236 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

188 Hornchurch Road
Hornchurch RM11 1QL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are at the end of the parade of shops on the high street, close to the junction for Babington Road.

There is pay & display parking surrounding our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01708 457308

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors

Helping our Hornchurch families say a meaningful farewell to their loved ones is a great responsibility, and one we don't take lightly. Here's what some of our local families say about us.
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Rating 5.0
based on 22 reviews
Rating 5.0
We were treated very kindly by the staff.They were very helpful and kind.It made a hard task very easy.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
The service I received was excellent. Everyone was very helpful,efficient & considerate.
I would not hesitate in recommending their services.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
We were very grateful for the service we received from the booking to the actual funeral day, all members of staff were very professional and considerate they made the day go very smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing they saw to every need and would definitely recommend to anyone
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
I just wanted on behalf of my family to thank you and Sue And Karen for your kindness and advice helping us to create a day Dad would have been proud of.
Our thanks also to the Funeral Director, chauffeur’s and pallbearers.
The day went perfectly with attention to every detail.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Sue and the team were excellent throughout this process. The design team for the order of service books made things very easy and Amy was extremely professional as head undertaker.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From the very start the service was excellent. They made us feel comfortable and were very kind. Sue, Karen and Amy the funeral director at the service were all excellent and efficient.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Amy was absolutely brilliant, we first met her at the funeral parlour and she was with us at the funeral too. Very professional and calm in a crisis, we locked keys in the house!
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for making the send off for our beloved father a wonderful heart-felt experience. You put my mother emotions first and made her feel at ease which made the passing of her husband a bit easier to deal with knowing her was respected and the pride and dignity you showed was emmemce. Once again thank you
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
A very professional, sympathetic, and caring company. Everything was arranged thoughtfully, ensuring a smooth service. My thans to Karen, Amy especially.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Staff extremely friendly at such a difficult time. - completely put us at ease. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went so well. The whole service was easy from the flower tributes and order of service to the running on the actual day.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience.
It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from the funeral directors and staff was second to none. They were so helpful and caring they made a sad and difficult time so much easier to bear. I can’t thank them enough for all their help and kindness.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The Team at Hornchurch & Essex were fantastic making the arrangements for Mum's funeral and meeting our wishes entirely. On the day the proceedings were conducted in a professional and compassionate manner and they were a great support to the family. The flowers that they organised were beautiful. I could not have asked for a better level of service and attention.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review, we know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Thank you for using our services for your loved one
Rating 5.0
My father passed away on the 31st May 2021 we had a funeral plan in place for him. We attended this funeral parlour Sue was amazing could not do enough to help us told us if we need anything just to give her a call. She check up on us every few days to make sure we was ok as I have never arranged a funeral before. Everybody who attended my father's service said how much we did my father proud we could not have done this without the help and support of Sue and her team at Hornchurch. Thank you all.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service from start to finish sue is lovely and does all she can to make sure the day goes smoothly. Everybody involved in the funeral I couldn’t thank enough fantastic thank you all so much
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Would definitely recommend your services, there was guidance through out nothing was to much trouble always available to give advice and made a very difficult and emotional time easier to cope with. Family was shown such kindness and my mothers funeral was carried out with care and respect.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Lady that arrange the funeral was absolutely brilliant just went out of her way to help and lot of communication.
Funeral was absolutely perfect with a lovely send of and funeral director was so helpful even let great-grandchild walk with her in front of the car with the coffin well organised well taken care of and service was beautiful. Definitely recommend this funeral directors to organise your loved ones funeral.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Very supportive and professional service by Sue. Also Amy was great at mums funeral. It helped us greatly.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
My family have twice had reason to use Hornchurch & Essex's services and on both occasions been totally satisfied. Their efficiency, professionalism and sensitivity were faultless at each event and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone needing this service. Thank you, to all concerned.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
All of the staff were fantastic. Especially Sue, she made me feel at ease and more importantly supported during a very Sad and stressful time. I was in isolation first with my Son and then myself and Sue kindly dropped paperwork off to my home when I couldn’t go out. She helped me and guided me with all of my queries, and explained anything I didn’t understand. The funeral directors were excellent too, they turned up on time and gave us time we needed and explained everything to us on the day, they were really respectful. I would have no problem in recommending this funeral directors
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Sue and Amy were amazing in their care of us, both before and during our dad’s last goodbye. They took a huge weight off our shoulders, which enabled us to grieve for our dad rather than us running around doing everything. They followed our wishes to the letter and I would highly recommend their services. A huge thank you to Sue, Amy and the team.
Response from Hornchurch & Essex Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Hornchurch & Essex. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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