E C Mills Funerals

Established in 1935, by Ernest Charles Mills, E C Mills Funerals is a London based, family owned and run funeral directors currently under the care of Roger Mills, Earnest’s first born son.

For over 80 years, E C Mills Funerals has provided professional and sympathetic care to the North and West of London and to this day remains an independently run funeral directors renowned for its quality of service and compassionate team.

With the help of Roger’s wife Shirley and an experienced and motivated team, E C Mills Funeral Directors are ready and available to assist you 24 hours a day.

A Complete Service

As funeral directors, we perform a unique and indispensable role in society, providing emotional and professional support, assisting people through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

We at E C Mills Funerals, aim to provide a complete service based around good practical advice and impeccable professionalism. Arranging a funeral can seem daunting, by contacting us we can outline the first few steps you need to take, while also allowing us to outline our services and how we are best able to assist you in creating an appropriate tribute for your loved one at a reasonable price.

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Our experienced team are available 24 hours a day, for further information please do not hesitate to call us or email us at info@millsfunerals.com

24 Hour Emergency Hotline 020 8451 2277

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24 Hour Emergency Hotline 020 8451 2277

In emergencies please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated, experienced and specialised staff 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Request Form

For a telephone call at a more suitable time, please fill out the below request form and a member of our committed and helpful team will call you back at your preferred time.

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Our Locations

E C Mills Funerals are located across the North and West of London, servicing Brent, Harlesden, Willesden, Acton, Ealing, Harrow, Gunnersbury, Ruslip and Uxbridge, and all immediate local areas. For further information please do not hesitate to contact your local office as listed below.

For out of hours emergencies please call our hotline on 020 8451 2277

Willesden – Head Office
E C Mills Funeral Directors
142 Church Road
Willesden, London
NW10 9NH
T: 020 8451 2277
Opening Times
9:00AM – 5:00PM
10:00AM – 12:00PM

E C Mills Funeral Directors
88 Churchfield Road
Acton, London
W3 6DH
T: 020 8992 0467
Opening Times
9:00AM – 5:00PM

G P Burch Funeral Directors
158 Manor Park Road
Harlesden, London
NW10 4JT
T: 020 8965 0344
Opening Times
9:00AM – 5:30PM
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First Steps

Contacting your Funeral Director

As your Funeral Director, we are here to provide you with a personal service and the advice and support to make organising your loved one’s funeral at this difficult time, as stress free and as easy as possible.

With three regional offices covering the majority of London, we invite you to visit your local office to sit down with one of our advisers and discuss your requirements. If preferred we are more than happy to visit you at your home if this is where you would be most comfortable.

To find your closest local office please visit our contact page which outlines our locations, the office contact numbers and opening hours.

What information do I need to arrange a funeral?

When making the arrangements for a funeral, the Funeral Director needs certain pieces of information. These details include

  • the deceased’s full name
  • full address
  • date of birth
  • marital status
  • occupation
  • date and place of death
  • the certificate issued by the registrar (further information below)
  • the hospital removal slip
  • whether a pacemaker has been fitted

Our staff are on hand to provide a caring service and outline all the options available, so that you can style your loved one’s funeral to your requirements.

To assure that you create an appropriate tribute for your loved one, you will be free to make any changes you wish to the funeral at any stage before the service takes place. When the arrangements have been made, we will provide written confirmation of the funeral, a written quotation of our charges and a written estimate of any third party costs.

How do I register a death?

It is a legal requirement for all deaths to be registered at the local registrar. However, this can be dealt with at a different register by special arrangement. We will provide you with the address of the relevant office of the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages along with its opening times.

In normal circumstances the certificate of Cause of Death, should be taken to the office of Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, this will have been issued by a GP or a hospital doctor.  The following can register the death:

  • Any relative of the deceased.
  • Any person present at the death.
  • The occupier of the house where the death occurred.
  • The person arranging the funeral, but not the funeral director.

Registering a death involves a simple interview at the Register Office with the registrar, who will need to know:

  • The date and place of birth and death.
  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The home address of the deceased.
  • The occupation (if any) of the deceased.
  • If the deceased is female and married, her maiden name and her husband’s full name and his occupation.

The registrar will then issue a green certificate, which you should give to us as soon as possible. You will also be given a white certificate, which should be completed and sent to the Department of Works and Pensions, local to where the death occurred. Copies of the Entry of Death (often known as Death Certificate) may be bought from the Registrar and will be needed for insurance purposes, probate, bank accounts, private pension schemes, National Savings Certificates and Premium Bonds.

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Dying Abroad & International Relocation of your Loved Ones

Mills Funerals, London, has many years of experience in repatriating loved ones to and from all parts of the world. Our committed staff will take care of the vast amounts of paperwork required to repatriate your loved one. As part of our service we are happy to visit the relevant departments that are needed to make the journey possible like embassies, consulates and the foreign office. Our staff will also help you choose a suitable coffin for the journey that will meet the regulations for the airline and country.

If requested, family members can usually fly on the same flight as the deceased. When making the arrangements it is necessary to provide a death certificate, the deceased’s passport and the details of the funeral director in the receiving country.

When you are faced with the death of a loved one overseas you should contact their insurance company first. They may be able to take care of all the arrangements for you. You can also contact the British Embassy in the country. They may also be able to assist in appointing a local funeral director in that country.

For further information please contact us or visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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Funeral Plans

Golden Charter Funeral PlansGolden Charter Pre-paid Funeral Plans

We offer a range of funeral plans that deliver peace of mind for you and your family. Our plans allow easy and accessible funding options that are flexible to your financial situation. Planning and paying for your funeral in advance means you get the funeral you want and your family are relieved of the financial strain that funerals can often cause.

What is a funeral plan?

A funeral plan is a secure and cost-effective way of ensuring that your funeral is arranged and paid for in advance at today’s prices.  It’s a thoughtful way to make thing easier for your family at what will be a distressing time. You’ll have arranged everything in advance: chosen your funeral director, specified your wishes and taken care of the funeral costs.

Avoid rising funeral costs

Taking a decision now to plan for your funeral and to cover Funeral Costs at today’s prices is a sound financial decision. Back in 2004, an average funeral cost around £1,920. However, recent research (Mintel 2012) shows the average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,284 – an increase of 71% in eight years, well above the general level of inflation. If this trend continues, the average cost of a funeral in 2020 will be more than £5,600.

A funeral plan from Golden Charter lets you fix the cost of your funeral director’s services at today’ prices. There will be nothing more to pay for these services, no matter how much costs rise.

Planning your arrangements

You can choose from a number of plan options to match your budget and preferences, and specify particular requirements within those options. You can decide everything in advance if you wish, down to the kind of music you’d like – and there’s no charge for changing or updating your wishes at a later stage.

Security and Simplicity

When you take out a funeral plan, you have the reassurance that your money is protected. Your money is invested to ensure that, whatever happens, there will be sufficient funds available for your funeral to take place as specified – providing protection against inflation, rising costs, or any change to Golden Charter’s company status.

Taking out a plan is a simple and thoughtful way to provide for you family and take care of things you would prefer not to pass on after you’ve gone, such as funeral costs and the stress of making detailed arrangements. Instead you give your family the comfort and reassurance that they are carrying out your specific wishes.

For further information or to request a consultation please fill out the form below.