S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors, Middleton

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Middleton Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 62 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Middleton funeral home

We are S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors and since 1870 we have been organising beautiful and personal funerals for the communities surrounding Middleton.

Throughout the years we have gained valuable experience in all types of funeral services. Whether your preference is a traditional or religious ceremony, or something completely unique and different, we will cater to all your needs.

In April 2018, we conducted a burial at sea for one of the families who entrusted us to make their loved one’s funeral service special.

We will tailor every last detail of the day, from helping you to select your favourite flowers, to ensuring the wellbeing of you and your family, whilst treating you with uncompromising compassion every step of the way.

Our first funeral home was on Back High Street. We then moved to 54 Long Street, before settling at 121 Long Street in 1920. The funeral home was built, designed and opened in 1920 by Billy Wellens, who was also the Mayor of Middleton and grandson of our founder Abraham Wellens. Since then, the business has grown and we have opened other funeral homes in Blackley, New Moston and Chadderton.

You can count on us to be there for you. Someone will always be there to answer your call, no matter what time of day or night, so please phone 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, 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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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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  • 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,123 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,123 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,123 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,123 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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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Where to find us

Address

121 Long Street
Middleton M24 6DL
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us on Long Street, close to the junction for Mellalieu Street.

We have a large car park you can use free of charge.

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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.

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 62 reviews
Rating 5.0
I felt that S Wellens provided from start to finish an excellent and comforting service in what was for me a very traumatic time. I felt that everything concerning my husband’s funeral was a special event, from arranging type of funeral, to care taken of husband, to actual funeral, everything was undertaken in a very professional and compassionate manner. Would certainly recommend them to anyone going through the same experience.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. 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. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Very easy to arrange. Sharron spoke to the church and the crem on our behalves and guided us through the paperwork .
Timings on the day were perfect- literally spot on and all staff were professional, courteous and respectful.
A seamless process from beginning to end . Thank you
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
The staff are very kind and caring. Nothing was too much trouble and they understood that taking a little more time with our questions or answers, meant that we were reassured throughout the process. If we didn’t understand anything or wanted to know what would happen, they were always there to provide advice and reassurance. I would definitely recommend the team at S Wellens & Sons. Brilliant service from start to finish. Thank you to all the team who helped care for our loved one.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with S. Wellens & Sons. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
All the staff we saw were very empathetic & helpful. They provided us with an excellent service & made everything as easy as it could be at such a difficult time. They were very informative with everything.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
Respectful and dignified at all times. Sharron was amazing. Made a difficult time much easier. Nothing was too much trouble
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
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 would highly recommend
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Wellens are an excellent funeral directors and deserve the five stars given. We as a family have used them for 3 generations and each and every time they were wonderful this time I lost my precious Mum and Sharron helped us through each process.The celebrant Trisha was also a very caring person and made things really special towards Mum all in all an excellent service carried out with dignity Thank You so much for everything.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
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. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with S. Wellens & Sons.
Rating 5.0
All staff were very helpful, and very sympathetic to us. Spoke and dealt with everything professionally, and made the situation more bearable in every way. Can not thank them enough for their services provided from initial contact to finish of their services.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care and I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
This was the first time I have ever been responsible for organising a family funeral and I was emotional and distressed. I was treated with sympathy and respect and nothing I asked for or requested was too much trouble. Wellens & Sons advised and provided on the flowers, the order of service, the “transport” for my mother, the collection/donations, the music timings etc etc. They took all the strain off me. I would say that Wellens and son went the extra mile into making the whole experience as positive as it could be. Professional, courteous and respectful, my late mother would have approved. The Staff Member “A”, (who took responsibility for all the arrangements), was exceptional. I would say, not only did she care for me as a client, she also cared about me as an individual and at such a time, you can ask for nothing better.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and I pleased to hear our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected, hopefully this made a difficult time seem a little easier. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Hugely professional and supportive throughout the whole bereavement process through to the funeral. I made a number of additional requests and Wellens made every effort to ensure the funeral was exactly how we wanted it to be. In particular, I was hugely impressed with the administrative support and the attention to detail from the funeral director and his team on the day of the funeral.

If I'm going to die, I'd prefer Wellens to organise it.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and were able to support your needs. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
Earlier this year My father passed, it was his wishes that he had a "no fuss funeral" After searching the internet for companies that provided an unattended funeral. I found S Wellens & Sons in Middleton. Although not nearby to where we live they were within a reasonable distance from our home, (other more well known companies were on the other side of the country. They had the option for the return of dad's ashes rather that them being scattered in a garden of remembrance, they also have an attractive range of urns and looked to be a perfect fit. My dealings with the staff at Wellens were dealt with empathy, and a great deal of professional skill, although I would not suggest that an unattended funeral is right for everyone, I would wholeheartedly recommend the company to anyone who would listen. Thanks to Michelle, Alison and others for their support.

Sincerely
Mark Ford
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The team were so professional, from the beginning to the end. The help and support was excellent, any questions were answered straight away and this makes a big difference during a particularly bad time. I’d definitely recommend S Wellens.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for S Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors. 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
Thank you for making mum's funeral so nice.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
The staff were professional, understanding and helpful. I would especially like to thank Alison for her care and attention
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
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
First class service from start to finish. Alison was extremely helpful & guided us through a stressful time really well. Nothing was too much trouble.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
S Wellens and Sons provided an extremely professional service for my family, acting with great sensitivity to support us at such a difficult time. Their advice and guidance was excellent throughout, as was their management of the service arrangements.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for S Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors. I am pleased to her that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Very efficient service but very empathetic and kind during probably the most distressing time of my life. Wellens has always been the go to people for my family and although not family owned anymore they still maintain the same kindness as always.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier. Thank you for your kind words.
Rating 5.0
Personal, attentive service at a time when you need it most. Nothing was too much trouble and queries were dealt with swiftly and efficiently. On the day all aspects of the funeral went as planned which is probably the ultimate yardstick. Would recommend without reservation.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.   
Rating 5.0
The staff at Wellens were so supportive at a very difficult time, Sharron especially. Nothing was too much trouble. Their guidance and kindness was very much appreciated.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Thank you so much to all the staff for taking care of my mum and making things so easy for me and her grand children made us feel as we were the only people that had gone through the loss of a family member made my life so much easier for me when my head was all over the place once again thank you ever so much
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
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