About Us

    About 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. 

    The teams at our Hackney and Highams Park funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. 

    Here at James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This could protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Marissa Sagoo

    Funeral Arranger/Administrator

    Marissa has worked for James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors since August 2020. She previously worked as a Nursing Assistant.

    Her favourite thing about her role is “supporting families, no matter what their needs are. It is a job like no other, I look forward to working everyday.”

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, they love looking after their mini farm.

    Alison Orrow

    Funeral Arranger

    Alison has been in with James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors since 2016, having previously worked as a civil enforcement officer.
    Alison says she enjoys “Being the friendly face that welcomes families at what can be a difficult time and offer guidance and support through what is for some a daunting process.”
    She has an eclectic taste in music and loves travel.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 020 8527 1508 visit branch or arrange a home visit