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Willow Lake Basildon Funeral Directors

Funeral Directors in Basildon

Willow Lake provides affordable, personal and respectful funeral services for you and your loved ones. The standard fee of £1995 covers everything necessary to achieve a thoughtful, intimate farewell, and there are no upfront payments or hidden fees. Willow Lake Basildon caters for services of all faiths and beliefs, as well as secular ceremonies. 


Willow Lake Basildon is set within 18 acres of countryside, creating a calming, pastoral setting to put both you and your guests at ease. The venue has views of both the River Thames and the Kent hills and is surrounded by trees and lawns, complete with an ornamental pond at the centre of its gardens. The crematorium itself brings this natural setting in, with large picture windows allowing light to flood the chapel, which is furnished with bricks and natural wood. 


Prior to the service itself, Willow Lake will provide you with a celebrant. They will be available to help guide your family through this difficult time and will be able to assist throughout the planning process. They will offer advice on music, readings, and poetry, and in most cases, the celebrant will then lead the service. The funeral service can be religious or secular, and the celebrant will be able to tailor it to suit your specific preferences. The services of the celebrant are all included within the standard price of £1995. 


The chapel is equipped with a digital music system with a wide selection of songs and hymns. If you would prefer a more traditional service, then an organist can be provided instead. There is also a tribute screen which can be used to display pictures of your loved one throughout the service. If you have guests who are unable to be in attendance, it is possible to arrange a webcast, or a recorded DVD of the service. 


Once the service has reached its conclusion, the floral tribute area provides a peaceful place away from the chapel for mourners to gather, which overlooks the Thames Estuary and the Kent hills beyond. 


Willow Lake Basildon offers funerals for a fixed price of £1995 which includes all fees and disbursements. This covers everything necessary for the funeral itself and the events leading up to it, with our team being available to liaise with the doctors or coroner to make sure that all the legal paperwork is correctly completed. This includes collection from any hospital or mortuary in England or Wales, and the subsequent care of your loved one until the funeral service. They will be provided with a simple wooden coffin, which will be waiting in the venue on the day of the funeral. The services of the celebrant are also included in the £1995 payment. Following the service, the ashes can be returned to you in a wooden-urn, complete with an engraved nameplate. 


If you would like to begin making arrangements for a funeral service at Willow Lake Basildon, call a member of our experienced team today on 0800 464 7277. Alternatively, send us an email at [email protected].

Willow Lake Basildon Funeral Directors

See how our prices compare with other Basildon funeral directors

Co-op FEJ Green and Sons(Dignity PLC)
Price £ 3147 £ 3428
The above prices include all necessary disbursements (cremation fee, doctor's fees, etc). Prices correct as of 10th April 2022

See how our prices compare with other Basildon funeral directors

£ 3147
FEJ Green
£ 3428
The above prices include all necessary disbursements (cremation fee, doctor's fees, etc). Prices correct as of 10th April 2022
Typically our clients save £1292 compared to other Basildon funeral directors. Call us on 0800 464 7277

What you need to do in five simple steps

1. Contact us

We are here to help you at every stage of this difficult time. As a first step, we’ll help you to choose from our experienced and compassionate team of celebrants. Their role is to support you with the funeral arrangements and then conduct the service.

2. Meet with your chosen celebrant

Your celebrant will meet with you face to face to help you to craft a truly personalised funeral service. The service can be secular or religious and can contain poetry, readings, music, photographs and/or stories as you wish.

3. Let us take care of your loved one

Our team will liaise with the doctors or coroner to ensure all the legal paperwork is completed quickly and efficiently. We will collect your loved one and look after them until the funeral. On the day of the funeral, the coffin will be waiting in the venue.

4. Concentrate on celebrating a life

At the funeral your celebrant will greet you and your guests and then conduct the service according to your wishes.

5. Collect the ashes or scatter them here

Your loved one’s ashes will be available for collection a few days after the service. Or if you prefer the ashes can be scattered in a peaceful, natural setting.

10% of our profits fund scholarships for NHS doctors & nurses

Our Trusted Celebrants in Basildon

Our experienced and caring celebrants are here to support you. They will meet with you face to face and work with you to craft a unique service to celebrate your loved one’s life. They will guide you on the structure of the service, help write speeches and make suggestions for music, poetry, and readings. If you wish, they will also conduct the service.

If you would like a religious service, please talk to us – we can put you in touch with officiants from a range of faiths.

Steven E Heath

In 2012 I retired from a long career in teaching and, with the Institute of Civil Funerals, I gained a diploma in Funeral Celebrancy. Since qualifying I have successfully conducted in excess of 1,200 services all over Essex and in Greater London.

These days people do not always want a wholly religious service, although they may not want a purely secular one either so it is my aim to provide a ceremony that is exactly what the family wants.

I can advise on content, format and music but the final decision is always yours. Whatever you want to happen can happen. If it’s what you want then it is appropriate. Almost anything is possible.

The Trusted Funeral Directors in Basildon

Our clients have rated us a 5 star service

Andrew R.

I will recommend Willow Lake to anyone needing a funeral director. Our service was very nice and the price was much lower than other funeral directors. We felt like we received very good value for money.

Briana P.

Steven put me at ease the first time we spoke on the phone. We were able to arrange the funeral very quickly and our celebrant gave a lovely speech at the service.

Nils F.

Willow Lake did everything we wanted efficiently and professionally. The service was beautiful. I definitely recommend them.

Contact us

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Call us on 0800 464 7277 or send an email to [email protected]

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    Looking for a simpler alternative?

    Harbour offers unattended direct cremation from £895. Visit Direct Cremation by Harbour to learn more.