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Dignified funeral services, whatever your need

Whatever the preference for your loved one's funeral, Birtwistle's Funeral Directors in Bolton will be able to help. With the option of two packages to choose from, we can arrange a dignified funeral service that meets your personal and financial needs.

There is our Full Service Funeral, which allows for flexibility and a completely tailored funeral service, giving you the opportunity to say farewell to your loved one in the way you want. The Simple Funeral provides a complete funeral for a lower cost, without a compromise on the quality or care we provide. You can read more about our funeral services in Bolton below.
Flowers at a funeral service

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Bolton

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £2,490
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Full Service Funeral in BoltonOur costs from £2,490

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01204 491661
  • Simple Funeral Service in Bolton

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,795
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple Funeral Service in BoltonOur costs from £1,795

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01204 491661

How does a Full Service Funeral compare to the Simple Funeral?

Regardless of which funeral service you choose, there will be no compromise on quality. Your loved one will always:
  • Be brought into our care and looked after by our experienced and professionally trained people
  • Rest in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continual care
  • Be available to visit, by agreed appointment, in our private and peaceful chapel of rest
The following table shows some of the popular choices* when it comes to arranging a funeral.

See how our two packages compare and decide which is right for you:
Full Service FuneralSimple Funeral
Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral serviceAdditional charges may applyX
Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hoursSoonest available timeAt an additional cost
Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hoursX
HearseTraditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearsesTraditional motorised hearse only
LimousinesAt an additional costX
Choice of funeral procession routeX
Choice of date and time of funeralX
Choice of coffinA park coffin with linings and fittings only
Organisation of floral tributesX
Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituaryX
Arrange production of service stationeryX
Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonryX
Embalming serviceAt an additional costAt an additional cost
Dressing your loved oneIn their own clothes or supply a suitable gownBasic gown
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Compare our funeral packages
Full Service Funeral
Soonest available time
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearses
Simple Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse only
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
A park coffin with linings and fittings only
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
In their own clothes or supply a suitable gown
Simple Funeral
Basic gown
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
*With a Full Service Funeral, we will make it as personal to you and your loved one as you wish.

What does a Dignity funeral director do?

Here at Birtwistle's Funeral Directors in Bolton, we are sometimes asked what a funeral director does, or, alternatively, what's a typical day for a funeral director?
Support the Family

There's no such thing as a 'typical' day at Birtwistle's Funeral Directors, but it is a 24 hour day. At least one funeral director remains on call outside of normal opening hours. This means if somebody passes away at home, whether it's four o'clock in the afternoon or four o'clock in the morning, there's someone here available to collect the deceased, meet the family and begin offering support.

Although care for the departed is a critical feature of the role, of equal importance is those left behind. Our funeral directors have a particular duty of care, part of which is to reassure the family and help ease their burden. Those experiencing loss will have choices to make regarding the funeral, and a funeral director will aim to give them the confidence they need to reach those decisions.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
Furthermore, in order to make recommendations as to how the funeral could reflect what the deceased might have wanted, our funeral directors will take the time to understand who they were and what they meant to the family. This is all part of the service Birtwistle's Funeral Directors provides to the Bolton community it is proud to serve.

But it doesn't end there. As part of the support our funeral directors offer to every family dealing with the loss of a loved one, they also help out with the administrative side of bereavement. This includes guidance on what paperwork is required, along with advice to ensure it is completed correctly and, where necessary, within a timely manner.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
The care our funeral directors offer the departed is universal, with every single person receiving the same attentive treatment as part of our 'care of the deceased' process.

To ensure a loved one is looked after in accordance with the family's wishes, our teams, which also include funeral arrangers, embalmers and operatives, perform their duties to the highest standards, from the moment of collection through to the funeral service and final goodbye.
Funeral flowers placed on coffin lid
Birtwistle's Funeral Directors is thankful to the community here in Bolton for allowing us to support them during the most difficult of times. That is why one of our less recognised, but no less significant, duties is expressing our gratitude.

Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and put a little something back.
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