Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors, Leigh

Sankey & Monks 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 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 services

With five 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, 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
    £1195
    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
    £1195
    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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  • Crematorium Service

    An intimate service at a local crematorium
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at a chosen time at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, a few people are welcomed to 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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    From
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    plus £- (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
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    Crematorium Service

    An intimate service at a local crematorium
    From
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    plus £- (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at a chosen time at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, a few people are welcomed to 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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  • Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide a service at one of our 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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    From
    £1445
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1445
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide a service at one of our 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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  • 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
    £2395
    plus £1354 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1354 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
    £2395
    plus £1354 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1354 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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  • The Wigan 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
    £2595
    plus £2995 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £2995 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Wigan 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
    £2595
    plus £2995 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £2995 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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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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
The staff at Sankey's Leigh were very professional, kind, supportive and very caring, they looked after my brother with care. They made us feel like we were the centre of their care.
Excellent care.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors to look after your brother and we really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
We would like to say that everybody involved with my mother’s funeral was excellent. We was guided by three lovely ladies, we would like to thank Lesley Ebony and also Jenny for being so kind and considerate you all did excellent in the care that was taken . The funeral service went so smoothly from start to finish we would like to thank the drivers for doing a fantastic job , also the funeral director explained to us how things would take place on the day of the funeral we can’t thank you enough for your exceptional work .

THANK YOU FROM THE DANDO’S
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to end,took a lot of pressure off myself and family so very grateful for all what they did.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family. It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
My families experience was amazing I can’t thank Debra enough for organising my dads funeral, the detail and photos of the order of service were perfect. Paul organised the cortège which was perfect as there were a few classic cars that my dad loved included and Bill made the service so full of love and funny moments of memories. I can’t thank you all enough ❤️❤️
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
A compassionate and understanding staff, taking their time to listen to your requests and fulfilling them to the letter, when you are at your lowest ebb they guide and support you at your saddest time. I cannot thank them enough.
Response from Sankey & Monks 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
All the staff at the Leigh branch and also at Ince nothing was to much trouble for them.
I could not have asked for a better company to deal with my brothers funeral.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
All staff at Sankey and Monks treated us with such kindness all the way through. We can’t thank them enough.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
My sister-in-law and the home where my father was staying both recommended Sankey and Monks and I can now see why they did. At a time of upset and sadness it was nice to meet helpful people to guide me through the whole process. The day of the funeral all went very well a big thanks to Paul, Lesley and Jenny.
David E
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Father, I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and were able to make such a diffucult time for you all seem a little easier. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for all your support, kindness & compassion whist helping me navigate through this time. Whether we spoke on the phone or in person, every single member of staff who I dealt with contained me, actively listened, supported & suggested anything to make this whole process easier.
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
very helpful and understanding people caring and nothing was to much for them
Response from Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
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.
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