James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors

James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors recognises how important it is to be at the heart of our local Hackney & Highams Park, London community.

Our experienced and caring team will advise and support you at every stage of the funeral planning process, with a wide range of options and transparent pricing.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


216, Well Street, London, England, E9 6QT, United Kingdom.

25 reviews on Google

Highams Park

5, The Broadway, London, England, E4 9LQ, United Kingdom.

16 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 25 reviews View on Google Maps

M Devlin

a month ago

James Hawes and Goodchild (Hackney) looked after our dad, and we are so grateful with the service we had. We primarily dealt with Donna and Deanna, however the entire team that we met were lovely. We were met with a lot of empathy, and at such a hard time in our lives, they really put our minds to rest and made the funeral process as easy as it could be. They looked after our dad with so much care and dignity, we truly felt he was in the best hands and we couldn’t have given him a better send off. A big thank you to the entire team at James Hawes and Goodchild who looked after our dad, who answered our questions and who guided us through this difficult process, we are so grateful to you and your kindness will never be forgotten - The Devlin family

Peter Cybuch

3 months ago

I cannot express enough how grateful my family and I are for the exceptional service and support we received from James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors during such a difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy, but having a compassionate and professional team like theirs by our side made all the difference. From the moment my darling wife passed away, the team at James Hawes & Goodchild were there to guide us through every step with care and understanding. Their dedication to providing a personalised and respectful service was evident in every interaction we had with them. I must give a special mention to John, a key member of their team, who went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was taken care of. From the moment my wife was taken into their care, John treated her with the utmost respect and dignity, which brought us great comfort during the healing process. His attention to detail and genuine empathy made a world of difference to our family. The level of professionalism and commitment shown by the entire team at James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors was truly exceptional. They handled every aspect of the funeral arrangements with precision, from the moment my wife was taken into their care until her final resting place at the chapel of rest. Their support and guidance helped us navigate the challenges of saying goodbye to my darling wife with grace and peace of mind. We are forever grateful for the support we received from James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors and cannot thank them enough for all that they have done for us during this incredibly difficult time. Their kindness, expertise, and unwavering support made a challenging process more manageable, and we are deeply thankful for their professionalism and compassion. Thank you, James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors, for everything you have done for our family. Your exceptional service and genuine care have left a lasting impact, and we will always be grateful for the comfort and support you provided during our time of need. Peter and family.

Leslie Laniyan

3 months ago

Lorraine was both professional and empathetic which made it easy for me to decide on exactly what I wanted. When I also changed my mind about some arrangements Lorraine took this in her stride and was able to deal with the requests.

John Nguyen

2 years ago

Marissa and her team at James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors provided us with the most professional, compassionate and caring service for my father's funeral. All of the arrangements were taken care of from start to finish with all of the family's wishes respected and accommodated throughout the whole experience. We really appreciated the expert advice, professionalism and patience which was provided by the whole team at James Hawes and Goodchild, who ensured the time leading up to and on the day ran as smoothly as possible and according to schedule.

Sorcha Sinead

10 months ago

Kirsty and Ray looked after my late Mum myself and my family at all stages of the funeral planning. They treated us all with dignity and kindness. The funeral was executed perfectly Thank you to both of you...

Highams Park

Rating: 4.9 from 16 reviews View on Google Maps

Terry Owen

5 months ago

Great professional service by all involved especially Alison Orrow in Highams park, and from the Funeral Director on the day, Samantha.

james stanley

a year ago

We would Strongly recommend to anyone who has lost a loved one. The staff at James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors in Well Street Hackney, have gone way above & beyond their call of duty to help me & my family get my Dad's funeral arranged & organised. I am truly grateful to you all for helping us to give my Dad the send off, he could only dream of. Sincerely appreciated & thank you from us all The Stanley family.

Robert Wiles

3 years ago

Thank you for making my mums funeral professional and a good send off for my mother. I thought James Hawes and Goodchild provided an excellent service throughout. They showed respect to my mother, our family and all of the guests that came to the funeral service. They were always polite and professional and made us feel very comfortable. Thanks to all of the staff for there professionalism, understanding, respect and guidance throughout the process as this was the first time i have ever arranged a funeral.

Eve Wilson

6 years ago

A personal recommendation from friends led me to James Hawes and Goodchild and I am very glad it did. They took care of everything with sensitivity and thoughtfulness, responded quickly when I contacted them and followed my wishes carefully. I wish I had not needed to use them but they were a tremendous support at a really difficult time.

Steven Cheung

5 years ago

My brother Adrian Cheung (25) passed away in a motorbike accident, we appointed James Hawes & Goodchild as his funeral director. The staff were extremely helpful and took care of everything. Funeral arranger Alison Orrow was absolutely brilliant, she was very comforting and went beyond the call of duty to assist us, she always kept us informed, liaise with local authorities and was there to answer any questions we had and guide us throughout this tragedy. Rev. Elizabeth Price led the service, she gave us a home visit a week before the funeral and we worked on the order of service together, friends and family have commented as one of the best church service they've attended as the service was very solemn and The sermon was very relevant to the mourners. The funeral director Peter King and his team were very respectful throughout the funeral, they gave my late brother the respect and dignity he deserved. I couldn't recommend them enough, thank you for giving my brother Adrian a wonderful send off.