Birtwistle's Funeral Directors, Bolton

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Bolton Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Bolton funeral home

At Birtwistle’s Funeral Directors in Bolton, it is our duty to be there for you in your time of need. We are here to take care of all the funeral arrangements for your loved one's farewell, treating you with uncompromising compassion every step of the way.

You can find our funeral home on Halliwell Road, a few doors down from the Robin Hood Inn. We are a short distance away from the A58 – Moss Bank Way and the Blackburn Road, which means we are easily accessible from the whole of Bolton.

We cater for everyone in our local community, no matter what beliefs or preferences you may have. The MA Mission Mosque is on the same road as our funeral directors and we are close to the Taiyabah Mosque, Masjid-e-Noorul, the Parish of Saint Paul, Bolton Parish Church and the Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, so we can arrange the service to match all your religious needs.

If you would prefer a humanist or non-religious service, you can still trust us to organise a beautiful send off for your loved one.

Our recently refurbished funeral home is a comfortable and welcoming place for you to visit during your time of need. Our facilities are maintained to the highest standards, so we can look after your loved one with dignity and respect.

We are here for you, 24 hours a day. Please pick up the phone and call us as soon as you need us.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

356 Halliwell Road
Bolton BL1 8AP
GB

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

Please give us a call so we can advise you on where to park.

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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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 01204 491661

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
I recently buried my beautiful mum and it was very difficult for me to organise her funeral, but with the help,compassion and respect from birtwistles it was a lovely and dignified send off. From start to finish all the staff was very very respectful and talked me through the whole day step by step. Thank you all Glenda
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Have used Birtwistles twice over the last 5 months and both times all members of staff have been so very kind and helpful. Really felt that nothing was too much trouble for them, would not hesitate to recommend them.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Kit and the team were amazing and very supportive throughout the whole process. Made a difficult time a lot easier to get through ☺️
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
The whole experience from meeting up to decide on what type of service to the actual funeral and then the statement of expenses was done in a very professional manner and the staff did their best to co-operate to make it an experience as close to what we would have wanted and that my wife would have been touched by.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful and the team managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Vanessa & all the Funeral directors at Birtwistle’s were kind considerate and dignified in making the funeral arrangements for our late brother, Ernest Joseph MacDonald. Nothing was too much trouble and we were kept up to date with the arrangements.
We had difficulty in planning this funeral as I live in London, Ernest was in Warrington and the funeral took place in Bolton. It was during the middle of the covid lockdown so even more potential difficulties.

The funeral directors organised so much for us, identifying and liaising with the celebrant for the service and the limousine. We were very pleased with the professional services provided which had a personal touch. Vanessa treated the family and in particular, our Mother with respect and sensitivity which made this very difficult day so much easier than it could have been. They all made us feel we were among friends.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Birtwistles to others.

Thank you for everything.
Response from Birtwistle's 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. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
at a difficult time for all birtwistles made it a little easier with good service communication and support
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
The reception and service provided was excellent. It is a comfort to have such arrangements made for us and explained to us. The crematorium used allowed 22 people in the chapel which allowed for all our family members plus a few friends. The celebrant recommended to us was excellent. The whole service was beautiful.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
excellent service from start to finish.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family
Rating 5.0
Very professional, staff are polite and go out of their way to do any request we asked. You gave my husband a beautiful send off, couldn’t ask for anything better.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Thank-you so much for helping me make my dads funeral so personal and dignified. Nothing was too much trouble and my dad was treated with great respect and kindness. I felt as though my dad was with family while at Birtwistles Funeral Home. It’s was a very upsetting and stressful time for our family but I really felt at ease and new that my dad was in the best hands.
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
All the staff involved with my Dad's funeral were caring, professional and respectful from the very first meeting to the actual day and even afterwards. I'd certainly recommend them as a company, an extra big thank you to Darren who visited the house, took all of the details and managed the funeral day with absolute precision and care. Thank you
Response from Birtwistle's Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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