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Find funeral directors in Essex

If you’re planning a funeral in Essex, we’re here to help. Our listings cover funeral homes across Essex including Billericay, Brentwood, Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend on Sea and Basildon.

We can help you to compare independent funeral directors, like Adams or Bennetts, to nationwide names like Co-op Funeralcare and Dignity.

From low-cost funeral options, like direct cremations to more extravagant celebrations of life, our website has all your choices in one place. Use our directory to browse the different possibilities to help you to plan the right send-off for you.

Planning a funeral in Essex

You’ve got lots of options if you’re planning a funeral in Essex. There are 12 crematoriums in the county along with several cemeteries, including 4 natural burial sites.

For religious services, you’ll find plenty of churches, chapels and mosques across Essex. If you require a Jewish service, you’ll find a synagogue located in Southend-on-Sea. In Ilford, there is a gurdwara, and in Brentwood you can access a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Your local funeral director will be able to offer more detail, using their local knowledge and expertise of planning funerals in Essex.

Not sure where to start with planning a funeral? Use our step-by-step guide to arranging a funeral.

Why compare Essex funeral directors?

Funeral costs in Essex vary depending on the type of service, when it takes place and the funeral director you choose. In fact, funeral directors’ fees typically make up around one-third of funeral costs – so comparing options could help you to save hundreds of pounds.

For instance, an unattended funeral in Essex will cost a lot less than a large celebration of life. That’s why it’s important to compare prices.

If you want to plan an affordable funeral in Essex, our directory makes it easy to compare costs all in one place.

Find a crematorium in Essex

If you’re planning a cremation, you can choose from these Essex crematoriums:

Find a cemetery or burial ground in Essex

For burials, these are some of the Essex cemeteries and burial grounds you can choose from:

  • Maldon Cemetery, Maldom
  • Waltham Abbey Cemetery, Waltham Abbey
  • Herongate Wood Cemetery, Brentwood
  • Great Burstead Cemetery, Burstead
  • Wickford Cemetery, Wickford
  • Chigwell Cemetery, Chigwell
  • Heybridge Cemetery, Maldon

If you’re planning an eco-friendly funeral, the following burial grounds offer woodland burials:

  • GreenAcres Epping Forest, Epping
  • Old Park Meadow Natural Burials, Dunmow
  • Comb Meadow Burial Ground, Colchester

Find funeral wake venues in Essex

You may choose to host the wake at home. Alternatively, for a larger venue, you may wish to use a local pub or community centre. Your funeral director will be able to talk to you about your options.

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We recommend taking some time to look into the different cemeteries and crematoriums listed above before you make your choice. You can find more information through their websites or by reading independent reviews. This will help you to find the best option to meet your needs.