Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors, Macclesfield

Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 25 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Macclesfield funeral home

We are Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors in Macclesfield, and we are dedicated to helping families in our Cheshire community, during their time of need.

We are continually striving to set the bar for standards in funeral services and facilities, going above and beyond to get every detail perfectly in place so families can say farewell in a personal and meaningful way.

Our values of compassion and professionalism remain at the heart of all we do. Our caring team will look after you and your family as if you are part of our own, listening to your thoughts, needs and wishes with kindness and integrity.

Please know that you are not alone; we are here to talk 24 hours a day, so give us a call at any time.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1185
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1185
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Macclesfield Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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    From
    £2095
    plus £2895 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £2895 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Macclesfield Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £2095
    plus £2895 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £2895 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £2195
    plus £1219 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1219 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2195
    plus £1219 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1219 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

7-9 James Street
Macclesfield SK11 8BP
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner of James Street and Ryle Street.

There is parking available on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01625 422734

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
As a family we received a compassionate, caring & highly professional service when Mum died. We felt informed, supported & listened to, resulting in a positive experience during such a challenging emotional time. Mum's funeral was perfect thanks to the time & gentle effort dedicated to it's planning with the team their ongoing support. It reflected Mum's life positively & personally, allowing us to focus on the good memories & we are so grateful we were signposted to such a wonderful funeral celebrant. We could not have wished for a better service & we are extremely grateful. We would & will highly recommend.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. I am pleased that the arrangements for your mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
All the staff conduted themselves in a highly proffesional manner throughout the proceedings whilst remaining respectful and compassionate. The organisation was seamless and communication to the family was consistently good. Overall they were very supportive during a difficult time for the family and we all felt that we were in a safe pair of hands.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
The whole team at Hooleys were excellent could not fault them at all, they made the whole process so much more easier for us.
A big big thank you to Josh & his team
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
They provided an excellent service. They were thoughtful and kind. Would have no hesitation in recommending them considering the circumstances. They are lovely people.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families.
Rating 5.0
The initial arrangements were made very easily with Helen and the rest of the staff.The
Funeral itself was exactly what we had asked for. The funeral staff were extremely helpful, polite and we the family could not. have been more pleased. I have no hesitation in recommending Hooley Watson and Buckley, they were superb
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Extremely helpful, very supportive and nothing was too much trouble. They kept in touch to emsure we were happy with all the arrangements leading up to the day of the service.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
Very daunting process that was made easier with the help and empathetic approach of all at HWB. I’d especially like to thank Helen and Josh who guided us through the process making my Grans final journey a peaceful one.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Lovely friendly staff all our needs were met. Very professional made the experience a lot more easier. The day went well thanks to the staff .
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with all aspects of how my mothers funeral was handled from the first call. They were sensitive and professional and bent over backwards to help us achieve the informal funeral that we wanted and every request was met with a smile. They also worked very hard to enable us to have the funeral within 4 days of my mothers passing which was important for various personal family reasons. A lovely small and caring funeral directors.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother and for taking the time to send us your online review.
Rating 5.0
very friendly helpful staff, nothing too much trouble. efficient service.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
All the staff I dealt with were very polite and understanding. Nothing was too much trouble.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
All the staff who we dealt with were professional, understanding and very supportive, nothing was too much trouble.
The communication was excellent, keeping us updated at all times and there was always someone available to answer any queries.

We mainly dealt with Margaret, David and Josh all a credit to the business.

Many thanks for everything that was done for us to make a difficult time as smooth as possible.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you, it means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Wonderful service by all the team.
Although my late aunt had a funeral plan inplace it was nice to sit down and talk the plan through with Magaret.
She explained fully what the plan entailed and helped me decide on the extra services on offer, such as flowers,order of service stationary etc. All of which my requests were carried out to the letter.
I would like to add my thanks and gratitude to all the team for making such an emotional time in my life a more bearable experience.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
We decided to use Hooley, Watson & Buckley for our mum's funeral because they had given such a good service 7 years previously for our dad. We cannot thank all the staff enough, especially Margaret for their professional, efficient but totally compassionate service that they provided from the very first phone call, right to the very last. Every detail was just perfect and our mum had the best and most beautiful send off that we could have wished for.
Thank you from all our family.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish, everything done to perfection and exactly as requested. Nothing was too much trouble.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
The service from the staff at the Macclesfield office was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always available to answer any questions. Helen in particular was very helpful and professional as was Josh, in fact everyone I dealt with was caring and considerate to our needs
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 4.0
Excellent; pleasant and empathetic attitude from collection of the deceased, through my visit to your offices for arrangements and the procedures at the crematorium service.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Planning a funeral is never an easy task, but on finding that my Mother had a pre-paid funeral plan with H W & B gave us a good place to start. They were very helpful and understanding and gave the necessary advice required due to Covid restrictions.
We had a face to face meeting with Helen Waller, who then kept us fully informed of all details by phone and email. It was Helen who put us in touch with the celebrant Nicola Burgess, who provided an excellent service for us, which was a great comfort to all on the day.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care, and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The service that you offered was flawless, compassionate and thoroughly professional and everything whent smoothly on the day. Thank you at a difficult time.
Response from Hooley, Watson & Buckley Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our staff to be able to deliver the service you expected.
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