Renowned Funeral Services in Waltham Abbey

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Find the funeral service befitting your loved one

Since 1991, our team at Abbott & English Funeral Directors in Waltham Abbey have helped families of all faiths, cultures, sizes and backgrounds celebrate the lives of their loved ones. Our experience has taught us that all of the families and loved ones that come into our care are unique, so we offer a choice of funeral service, each designed to meet your personal and financial requirements.

Whether you are looking for something simple and understated or a truly bespoke commemoration, we’ll take care of everything. Below you will find an overview of our funeral costs in Waltham Abbey and the differences between our two funeral services: the Attended Funeral and the Unattended Funeral. If you’d like to know more about these and the support we can offer you at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01992 713000.
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Our Funeral Services

  • 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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,312 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,312 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,312 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,312 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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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How Abbott & English Funeral Directors are there for you

Here at Abbott & English Funeral Directors in Waltham Abbey, we’re here for you whenever you need us. Here’s why we are the trusted option for our local families.
Support and advice
We know this is an emotional time. At Abbott & English Funeral Directors we recognise how important it is that you and your family get the support you need as soon as you need it. That’s why we have at least one funeral director on call outside of normal hours. So whenever you need us, we’re there for you.

From the moment you first contact us, your dedicated funeral director will take the time to get to know you and give you a truly personal service. They will guide you through each step, from registering the death and how we’ll bring your loved one into our care, to the choices available to you for the funeral service. This support continues even after the funeral date.

We’re the experts, so we’ll take care of the administrative burden so that you can concentrate on the needs of yourself and your family.
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As soon as your loved one comes into our care, they are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

We will take care of the collection and transportation of your loved one and allow them to rest in peace in our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facilities.

We care for your loved one as if they were our own. Every member of our team will act in accordance with your specific wishes.
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Your dedicated funeral director will not only build a relationship with you and your family, they will take the time to get to know about your loved one. Knowing who they were and the role they played in the family helps us better support you while we plan your loved one's commemoration.

As well as working closely with you, we will liaise with all third parties and make the necessary arrangements on your behalf. This includes the provision of cars, stationery, memorials and every other detail necessary to arrange the perfect send off.
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We feel honoured to have been trusted by so many Waltham Abbey families over the past 30 years. We’re proud to be a part of, and to have served, our diverse community and take every opportunity we can to give something back.

Whether it's training the clergy in funeral procedure, working with local care homes, or advising other public bodies on how to best care for the deceased and bereaved, we never shirk our responsibilities and recognise that we are an integral part of the local community.
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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.


  • The average cost of a cremation funeral in the UK is £3,744. However, this will vary according to location and other factors. Talk to your local funeral director to get a better idea of costs for the type of service you require.


  • The average cost of a burial in the UK is £4,798. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. This cost does vary by location, your local funeral director will be able to give you a better understanding of costs.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.