A beautiful Woodland Cemetery located in Brentwood, Essex, managed by our in-house Funeral Directors, Adam & Greenwood. We offer a full range of services, both ‘green’ and traditional for burial, cremation or the burial of ashes. Our on-site staff take pride in providing a professional and caring service and are able to assist you with any funeral or cemetery requirements you may have. Our telephones are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
As a family company, we offer a personal service and are here to help and support you through the practicalities of laying a loved one to rest. We will be pleased to complete any necessary forms for you, or with you, and our personal service will ensure that you receive every assistance with your decisions and arrangements. Many choose to purchase adjacent plots so as to be re-united with their partner and rest together, forever, within this lovely setting.
Our aim is to provide a dignified and caring funeral in a beautiful landscape. Many come to Herongate Wood for a less formal, more relaxed funeral, without the need to ‘hurry’. Many of the trappings of a traditional funeral may not be required by the family but are all available from Herongate Wood. We can arrange funerals for both burial and cremation and, with the provision of our on-site Hall of Remembrance, we offer a blank canvas to enable families to dress and personalise the Hall as required. Working together with families, our aim is to create a tailored and bespoke service with an unhurried feel.
At Herongate Wood, any tradition or belief can be accommodated (religious or non-religious). We believe that funerals are personal, so let our staff assist you in arranging a service that suits your needs and is in the style that your loved one would have wanted.
You can take the opportunity to plan ahead for yourself and your family by pre-booking plots either as a single, double or groups. With interest-free options and no maintenance, lease or out of area surcharge fees, families can truly remove the burden of future increasing costs. Click here for more information on prices.
In addition to burials and cremation services we can also help arrange ashes burials or scatterings, pre-paid Funeral Plans and provide guidance in creating a personal memorial on a bench, memorial wall or tree.
Some Reasons why we went ‘Green’
We, at Herongate Wood, joined the natural or ‘green’ burial movement because we wished to preserve some of the existing countryside for future generations. We have a serious concern that, piece by piece, the countryside will be developed so that in only 30/40 years there will be no green spaces left in the South-East of England.
The term ‘green burial’ means an eco-friendly burial in a wood or meadow so as to create and protect wildlife habitat. Where families prefer cremation, rather than burial, we can arrange for an unhurried service to be held in our Hall of Remembrance at Herongate Wood, followed by cremation at a local crematorium. The ashes can then be buried at Herongate Wood, in a separate ceremony, a short time later.
Around you and those you love, a beautiful landscape will be created and preserved forever. We plan that no grave will ever be re-used or disturbed so that those who lie here will ‘Rest in Peace’ in the truest sense of the words.
These woods and meadows will provide a green refuge for birds and wild flowers to flourish. Young trees are being planted across the area used for burials, extending the wood. They will be places of life, filled with colour and birdsong.