Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arranging services in Manchester, Cheshire and South Lancashire

We provide a full funeral service including arranging and conducting the funeral.

We understand that lives are busy at this time and that there is lots to do. By appointment we can visit you at home, if you wish, to take arrangements and give you a no-commitment estimate. Alternatively you can visit us at the funeral home in Chorlton, South Manchester. For an initial guide to prices click here.

We are independent funeral directors and so can be very flexible on your funeral choices. We don’t offer funeral ‘packages’, each funeral is tailored to meet your individual needs. We also offer pre-payment funeral plans, including the ‘Independent Way’ from Golden Charter.

If you have had a bereavement and would like to talk to someone about funeral arrangements please telephone our 24 hour number 0161 969 6690, or email us at


Funeral arrangements

  • 24 hour funeral arranging service in Manchester, Cheshire, and areas of South Lancashire.
  • Transfer of deceased from place of death to the funeral home.
  • Repatriation to and from abroad.
  • Private chapel of rest with viewing by appointment.
  • All care of deceased including female care for female deceased. Family involvement in this process if desired.
  • Making all the necessary funeral arrangements, including visiting you at home.
  • Liaison with church or funeral venue, clergy or non-religious funeral leader, cemetery or crematorium, hospital, deceased’s GP and coroners (if applicable).
  • Advice on registering a death and certification, and advice about help with funeral costs.
  • Newspaper obituaries/ death notices.


Funeral services, burials and cremations

We provide a very personal service that includes taking time to gain an understanding of you and your family’s values and beliefs and what is important to you. We work closely with you and can either fulfil your ideas or offer appropriate suggestions for creating a funeral that reflects your loved ones unique personality. The farewell can be full of love, pride and even hope as well as acknowledging the sadness of your loss.

We can provide a traditional or alternatively themed funeral, and are experts in environmentally friendly funerals and woodland burials.

We are happy to arrange civil or humanist funerals  as well as religious ones. In these cases we introduce you to a humanist celebrant or civil funeral leader. Alternatively we can support you to lead the service yourselves.

Following a cremation, there are many options for the remains, such as for ashes to be placed in an urn, buried in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium, or scattered at sea. Other options we can provide include for ashes to be scattered by fireworks or plane, or transformed into a diamond, glass pendent or locket.


Coffins and funeral transport

We provide a large selection of coffins including traditional caskets, biodegradable eco-coffins, and decorative coffins.

Your choice of funeral transport including traditional black hearse and limousines,  horse drawn hearse (black or white), silver hearse and limousines, VW Beetle Hearse, four kinds of motorbike hearses, vintage hearses, and even a vintage lorry.


Funeral home in Chorlton

The funeral home is  situated at Alexandra House, 5 Manchester Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JG.
Tel: 0161 969 6690.

Public transport – you will find us  just a short walk from the Chorlton Metrolink and most bus stops.

Cycling – a secure bike rack is available for locking your bike up.

From North Manchester;
Follow the M60 anti-clockwise to junction 7 signed A56. Go left onto Chester Rd and travel through Stretford heading for Chorlton.  Bear right at the roundabout which is still Chester Rd passing Stretford Mall. Keep right and at the next big junction turn right onto Edge Lane. Follow Edge Lane passing Longford Park on your left. When you come to a Y junction take the left side which is Wilbraham Rd. Take the second right onto Manchester Rd and we’re 40 yards down on your right.

From Stockport and Cheshire;
Head into Manchester on the A5103 Princess Parkway. At the large cross roads (Southern Cemetery) follow signs for Chorlton taking a left onto Barlow Moor Rd. Pass the cemetery gate and Manchester Crematorium and Chorlton Park. At the tattoo parlour take a left onto High Lane. Then take 5th right onto Manchester Rd. We’re on the left just after Chorlton Methodist Church / The Edge Theatre.



Funerals arranged in:

Chorlton, Sale, Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale, East Didsbury, West Didsbury, Withington, Stretford,  Stockport, Heaton Chapel, Alderley Edge, Handforth, Woodford, Poynton, Disley, Bollington, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove, High Lane, Marple, Bredbury, Denton, Hyde, Heaton Moor, Gatley, Fallowfield, Tameside, Partington, Urmston, Irlam, Stretford, Eccles, Moss Side, Levenshulme, Reddish, Droylsdon, Gorton, Old Trafford, Salford, Sale Moor, Hale, Worsley, Swinton, Prestwich, Whitefield, Bolton, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Lymm, Leigh, Newton-le-Willows, Oldham, Saddleworth, Uppermill, Warrington.



Useful Contact Numbers

Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) Bereavement Services
Oxford Road
M13 9WL
0161 276 8989

Wythenshawe Hospital Bereavement Services
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT
0161 291 2360

Trafford General Hospital Bereavement Services
Moorside Road,
M41 5SL
0161 746 2861

Hope Hospital Bereavement Services
Stott Lane
M6 8HD
0161 206 5175

Stepping Hill Hospital Bereavement Office
Poplar Grove,
0161 419 5034

Tameside Hospital Bereavement Services
Ladysmith Building
Fountain Street
0161 331 5328

Local crematoria information.