W English & Son Funeral Directors, South Woodford

Whatever type of funeral service you have in mind, your local South Woodford funeral directors are here to help. We offer an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral from £2,225.
BASED ON 20 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our South Woodford funeral home

We are W English & Son Funeral Directors in South Woodford. Our history of caring for families goes all the way back to 1817, and it has been a privilege to serve our London community with expertise and uncompromising compassion for the last 200 years.

Our long heritage means a lot to us, because this has given us the experience that helps us to arrange the perfect farewell for families, helping to make a difficult time a little easier for the people in our care.

We are proud to be part of such a diverse community and can cater for all types of funerals; whether you think a religious, non-religious or alternative funeral is most fitting, we will always be able to help you.

Please call us at any hour and we will be here for you, every step of the way.

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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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services in South Woodford

However you wish to celebrate the life of your loved one, W English & Son Funeral Directors in South Woodford can help.

We offer two kinds of funeral; the Attended Funeral (a full memorial service with mourners present) and the Unattended Funeral (a cremation without a ceremony or mourners present). You can find out more about each service below and we are available by phone 24/7 if you would like any further information.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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.
    Find out more
    Our costs from
    £2,225
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £2,225
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,208 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

24 Electric Parade
George Lane
South Woodford E18 1AY
GB

Directions and Parking

Please see the map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

There is on-street pay & display parking by 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
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
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 020 8989 8422

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: W English & Son Funeral Directors, South Woodford

From our funeral home in South Woodford, we've helped countless local families celebrate the lives of their loved ones. Here's what they say about the service they received.
4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 20 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service was amazing, both Rochelle and Denise attended to all our funeral needs.
They made us very relaxed in a very difficult time. I cannot praise there patience and understanding enough.
I will be forever grateful.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely brilliant all went well on the day and can recommend w English &sons
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 4.0
All arrangements were easily arranged and went to plan thank you
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Very pleased about the service. The two ladies at my branch were really helpful, friendly and kind. Furthermore they helped me out with arrangements that I did not have much experience with e.g. flowers. Also they told me that I should look out for my own wellbeing - good advice. On the day everything went really smoothly - the funeral director and driver were brilliant. Given the difficulties with Covid restriction I thought it was a lovely service. thank you.
Response from W English & Son 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. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
We found them excellent. Very supportive at a difficult time. Communication was excellent, and everyone we dealt with was really friendly, helpful and professional.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
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.
Rating 5.0
A very caring and professional company who made a very difficult time for me feel easier
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family, thank you for your kind words.
Rating 4.0
I think they all did a fantastic job,they were all very busy but didn't make us feel they didn't have the time for us.thank you all
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Rochelle from South Woodford office was caring and considerate at a difficult time.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 4.0
Good service.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review and comments.
Rating 5.0
Very caring , thoughtful and helpful. Answered any questions or concerns you have.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review and that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
The staff made an unbearable situation bearable. They were always there to listen and support. They always arranged any requests really quickly and with their help, even with the virus, I got the funeral that I needed for my husband.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From first entering the premises the care and respect was first class. The fact that we were able to arrange a Greek Orthodox prayer into the service at the chapel and the support you gave me helped me through a very difficult time, including getting last minute service tributes printed . Once again thank you.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. You feedback is valued and I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We were very impressed with the service we received following our recent bereavement. Staff throughout the process were polite, professional and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for posting your review.
Rating 5.0
Rochelle was extremely helpful and professional. I was at a loss to find a suitable venue for the wake and she made a really helpful suggestion which proved perfect. A sad occasion was made so much easier with her help.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
My mother's funeral was exactly how we had wanted it to be. Rochelle helped us through the process with kindness and professionalism and took the worry out of what was a very hard time. Thank you.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
My wife's funeral was conducted in a very proffesional manner at all times,all staff were very helpful at a very difficult time
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose W English & Son to take care of your Wife and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The South Woodford branch were very caring and helpful throughout. Would definitely recommend them.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to the W English staff in Woodford. You were very kind, helpful and thoroughly reliable when dealing with my brother's unexpected funeral.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that the arrangements for your Brother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything we requested was provided. Sympathetic and professional staff.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
My sisters and I were very pleased with the impeccable service provided, through Dignity and W English. From the moment of contact until after they are sensitive and thoughtful at every point of contact. They make a very distressing time manageable. I can't thank them enough.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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