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
    £2,225
    plus £1,340 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,340 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
    £2,225
    plus £1,340 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,340 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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Comparing different funeral services

Compare our packages to decide which best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a fully bespoke funeral with a service, a direct cremation, or anything in between, our expert team will be able to help.

Rest assured that both you and your loved one will receive the same, high quality of care that we pride ourselves on, regardless of which option you choose.
Your loved one will always:
  • Be cared for by our experienced and professionally trained staff
  • Lay at peace in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continuous care
  • Be treated with the respect and dignity that we are known for
Whichever package you choose, we will always provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral. This includes liaising with the necessary third parties on your behalf. We will provide support with the administration and arrangement of the funeral, and will take care of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to legally proceed.
Service details
Our optional embalming service
Dressing your loved one in their own clothes
Visiting your loved one once they are in our care
The reception of your loved one into a home or place of worship prior to the funeral
The use of a hearse
The use of a limousine
A personalised funeral procession
An unlimited mourner attendance at the service (up to service venue capacity)
The attendance of a Funeral Director
The arrangement of services, such as arranging a minister, officiant and organist on your behalf
The organisation of additional services, like flowers, obituaries and the collection of donations on your behalf
A choice of committal location
The attendance of mourners at the committal
The delivery of ashes within 20 miles
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Additional cost for visits outside office hours
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To be organised between you and the crematorium
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Available at an additional cost
*Subject to the service chosen, there are even more options available to tailor and personalise your loved one’s funeral. Contact us to find out more.

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.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
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.