Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors, Leigh

Our Leigh Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors in Leigh
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 4.8
Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors in Leigh

About our Leigh funeral home

Based in the heart of Leigh, Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors have been helping the families of Lancashire for many years. You can find our funeral home on Hope Street, round the corner from Leigh Post Office and a short walk from Leigh Town Hall. Due to our central location, we can be easily found from Firs Lane, Plank Lane, Westleigh and Hope Carr.

We understand that when a loved one passes away it is a difficult time, which is why our compassionate team is here every step of the way. We will listen to all of your wishes and arrange a farewell that expresses your loved one’s personality. We can cater for every preference, whether it is a traditional or religious funeral, woodland burial or an uplifting commemoration of their life.

Our large funeral home is specially equipped so that our funeral directors can tend to your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect. We have two arrangement rooms and a large chapel for services of up to 30 people.

Our dedicated and attentive team will make sure that all of your funeral needs and wishes are met. Please call us at any time of the day so we can help you.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have 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

    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
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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 FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    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 01942 673171, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Leigh

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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 LeighOur costs from £1,995

    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 01942 673171

Where to find us

Address

5/7 Hope Street
Leigh WN7 1AQ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located near the war memorial cenotaph.

There is car parking available at the branch or on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01942 673171 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
from beginning to end all the staff made the whole process bearable with their kindness and profesionalism
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
really kind and considerate service, top marks to David
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank 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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent and Professional Service , I cannot fault this company , They handled my fathers Funeral details with excellence and compassion . Highly recommended service , Lesley was excellent as were the drivers on the day
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Sankey and Monks for my dear mum's funeral was efficient and unobtrusive. From the first phone call, Lesley and her team dealt with everything in a very sensitive and dignified manner.I would also like to say, that despite the covid 19 restrictions, the service we received was not compromised.
My family and I felt very well supported by the team at such a difficult time in our lives.
Thank you.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
My father had paid for his funeral several years ago through Age Concern, so we didn’t really know what to expect when we initially contacted Sankey and Monks.

From the first telephone call, the funeral service itself and the wonderful drivers on the day I couldn’t have wished for a better service. The drivers helped with elderly and inform relatives and took us to the service and onto our final destination.

Everything was clearly explained and delivered exactly as described. Dads plan covered all the costs involved which takes away a lot of the stress at a very difficult time.

I highly recommend Sankey and Monks Funeral Directors, hence the five stars.

Thankyou.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
Unfortunately in the past few weeks my family and l have had to use the Dignity Plan and funeral services at Sankey&Monks,with their kind caring and professinal help at a very distressing time we can't prais them enough ,at no time did we feel pressured or uncomfortable while making arrangements and discussing finances.it was all done in a very relaxed and professional way.we my family and l would reccomended Sanky &Monks funeral services without hesitation.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From first walking into the offices of Sankey and Monks we knew that we would be well looked after. The ladies couldn’t have been nicer. They were very efficient and professional. Following our visit we had numerous telephone conversations and they were always so pleasant and helpful. Also they kept us up to date via emails.
On the actual day of the funeral the saloon picked us up at our ‘Wake’ venue on time then we met the Funeral Director at S&M offices who was professional, polished and obviously very well trained. The funeral was conducted to plan.
We have no hesitation in recommending Sankey & Monks and award them the highest star rating.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 3.0
I can't fault the service provided but when I found out that if I had used a funeral plan, at present day costs it would have been almost £2000 cheaper as opposed to walking in off the street and being at your most vulnerable, therefore being taken advantage of at a time when these things usually happen only the once
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you are unhappy with the cost of the service compared to a Pre Paid funeral plan, if you would like to discuss this further please contact the Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
We had a prepaid funeral plan with Sankey and Monks for my father, who recently passed away. From the first phone call to the Funeral Directors, the team took care of everything professionally and efficiently. It helped to relieve the stress of planning a funeral at such an emotionally challenging time. I would certainly recommend Sankey and Monks.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on 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
Dianne and staff explained all the options available and gave advice when we asked for it. I found it quite easy to drop into the office if I was unsure of anything. The funeral itself went very smoothly as we were guided by their professionalism. Thank you to you all.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on 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.
Rating 5.0
Dear Leslie and Team.
I would like to add a note of Thanks for your help, support, organisation and professionalism with my Mother Funeral.




Your advice, guidance has been invaluable and made the whole process far less stressful than anticipated (as mentioned it was the first Funeral I had to organise).

What Sankey and Monks did was to convert an emotional situation of confusion into a simple process of the required organisation which although took some of the emotion away did not deviate from it.
Your advice on Stuart (The Minister) was spot on also – He did a great job.

Kind regards,
Chris Parr
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Enjoyed great service and respect from sankey and Monks. It's the first funeral I've arranged and they talked me through all the procedures. I also felt they were honest, kind and considerate.my father was treated with the respect and dignity he deserved. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone unreservedly
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
My experience with Sankey’s & monks was nothing but complimentary, they were very helpful and everything done with great experience. They make the sad business of funerals a lot easier with less stress and everything went very smoothly.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had and that of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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