Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors, Leigh

With funerals available from £995, our Leigh funeral directors are here 24/7 to help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 4.8

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

  • 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 four different packages available, you can rest assured that we'll be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one. Learn more about our Attended Funeral, Crematorium Service, Chapel Service and Unattended Funeral below.

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 Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Leigh chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    The Chapel Service

    The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Leigh chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Chapel Service
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  • The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
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    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    The Crematorium Service

    The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
    The Crematorium Service
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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 £1,113 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,113 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 £1,113 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,113 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

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

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 01942 673171

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

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service we received was friendly, compassionate and at all times professional. Staff did their utmost to ensure that everything was exactly as we wanted with excellent communication throughout.

Our experience was complicated in that my father in law had to be moved 200 miles to his place of rest and Sankey and Monks made this as seamless and stress free as possible which was very much appreciated.
Response from Sankey & Monks 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
I can’t thank the staff at Sankey & Monks enough for making what was a very traumatic 2 weeks bearable. From the first appointment, to the drop off after my husbands funeral they were very supportive, caring and looked after my needs as well as my husbands. Their guidance was much appreciated, they are a virtual hand hold, I couldn’t have got through it without them.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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
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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