Guide to Funeral Directors in Manchester

One of the North of England’s major cities, Manchester has a population of over half a million, with over 2.5 million people living in the greater surrounding area. Greater Manchester is the UK’s second most populous urban area after London. Serving the culturally diverse population are over 200 funeral homes operating across the city.

With a relatively large proportion of Chinese, Arab and Asian residents, Manchester is a multicultural city, home to many different religions, including Islam and Hinduism. As a result, many Manchester funeral directors have experience arranging funerals for people of different faiths and there are several funeral homes specialising in offering Muslim funeral services.

Approximately 20% of people living in Manchester identify as having no religion. This means that most funeral directors in Manchester are likely to have extensive experience with secular, non-religious or Humanist funeral services.

Manchester City Council operates seven cemeteries in the area, with a cemetery and crematorium at Blackley. These cemeteries are open every day of the year, while cremations take place Monday to Friday. Other crematoria and cemeteries are available in Altrincham, Stockport, Tameside and Salford.

Search using your postcode or area to find local funeral directors in Manchester. You can then order results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to you to see what is available in your local area. Click on a funeral director’s profile to learn more about the services they provide, read independent customer reviews, and find out how to contact them to discuss funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Nearest Funeral Directors (Manchester)

Latest Reviews

Ian Aldred 2018-03-12 14:08:24

The last few weeks have been an extremely sad time for our family, since we lost Shirley at the end of February. Paul Williams funeral directors were fantastic, and they helped us through this very difficult time. Paul and Helen were completely professional, and at the same time respectful, supportive and compassionate. They sorted absolutely everything for us, and gave help and offered suggestions when needed. Losing someone you love is the worst thing that can happen, and is a stressful time for all concerned. I cannot recommend Paul Williams Funeral Directors enough for everything they did When we had to say goodbye to Shirley on 5th March, everything was perfect for her.

Dennis Noonan 2018-02-20 13:09:43

My son resently passed away and for the very first time in my life I had to arrange a funeral I did not have a clue then someone told me to phone a funeral directors so I phoned my local round the corner funeral directors Never again the cost of a basic cremation was sky high but it didn't end there when I asked is that everything including family car oh no they said that's extra it was extra for this extra for that (I was thinking how on earth can I afford my sons funeral) then a friend phoned me to ask how I was coping I told her the price I had been quoted she screamed with shock at the price no no no she said and gave me Andrew Pearson's number but then said that she would phone him and give him my number within the hour Andy called me and the moment I spoke with Andy my worries started to fade he is so professional I knew I was in good hands I told him what I had been quoted and straight away he told me that I would not pay anywhere near that he arranged a time to call and speak with us a time that was convenient to my self and my wife, I consider myself a very good judge of caricature so when Andy arrived I saw straight away what a lovely kind and sincere person Andy is I knew he was not there to make money out of our loss like I know now other funeral directors are. He gave us a break down of the full cost and straight away saved me fourteen hundred pounds (Thankyou Andy)we was under no obligation to take his services, He took all the worries of my shoulders and dealt with everything and advised me on anything I needed to know very sympathetically just one lovely man. Everything went so perfect on the day he and his lovely colleagues put every one at ease thankyou so much to you and your colleagues Andy for the impeccable service you gave to myself and my family. God bless.  Dennis Noonan fallowfeild Manchester.

Raffaela Latham 2018-02-19 16:17:55

We were so pleased with the professional, considerate and friendly service offered by Paul Williams.  They were there to help with any requests and nothing was too much trouble. We would most definitely recommend their services. Thank you to all Raffaela.