S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors, Middleton

Our Middleton 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.
S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors in Middleton.
BASED ON 35 reviews
Rating 4.9
S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors in Middleton.

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

  • 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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
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
    £3,085
    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 £3,085

    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 0161 643 2677
  • Simple Funeral Service in Middleton

    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 MiddletonOur 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 0161 643 2677

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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0161 643 2677 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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 35 reviews
Rating 5.0
During this difficult time of having faced with covid restrictions and organising a great send off for my beloved father, everybody at the Long st branch made things so much easier. The personal touch and effort of the staff was outstanding. I live out of the area and so they gave me updated information on the ever changing rules during covid to make sure everybody stayed safe whilst being able to comfort family and friends. My choice and feelings were central to what was given to me and my family. I would recommend Wellens and Sons to other families. Thank you so much for making this time easier.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons 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
Having had 2 funerals arranged by wellans Middleton this year cannot praise the staff enough, caring, compassionate, nothing was too much trouble and all dealt with in a professional manner. Would highly recommend them
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 4.0
Very helpfull and sympathetic
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Very professional staff - took their time to make sure our father’s funeral was well planned and made the whole process stress free.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you, your feedback is so valuable. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything was perfect many thanks no problems at all where very professional
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience.
Rating 5.0
Very good service took care of all the details making things much easier for myself
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is so valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank s Wellens and sons for their professional help in very difficult circumstance. The care they gave us was much appreciated by my wife and I we will miss our son forever and the team at wellens made it a little easier to cope in a difficult situation thanks to all concerned.
Best regards Jeff and Julie sw
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review, we take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The level of care and efficiency is second to none. They went out of their way in a difficult situation as we had to get my dad back from abroad and they did everything and more to make sure it went efficiently. I will never forget what they did for me and my mum
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had and the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish,I would recommend 100%.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons 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
Outstanding customer service, very respectful staff with such a dignified manner. They were absolutely amazing, he respected our wishes all the way. Really pleased. Thank you for everything.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From the start Paul was very helpful, kind and considerate. He made the process easy and hassle free. He offered advice on things I hadn't thought about and overall I would highly recommend S. Wellens to anyone who has lost a loved one.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff that I spoke with were fantastic ,very professional, and knowledgeable.

My mum was looked after with dignity and respect ,I had no hesitation using Wellens after they looked after my Dad so well in 2015 ..Thank you to all the staff .
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
S. Wellen’s are a first class Funeral Director who dealt with my mum’s passing in an extremely caring and professional way. Dot, Mel and Paul are the staff I dealt with mostly and they were all so helpful and friendly. At a time when i was going through a mixture of emotions they were an absolute God send.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were so accommodating with helpful recommendations.
Rating 5.0
Service was 10/10 staff 10/10 and aftercare 10/10, would highly recommend s wellens and sons as my dad’s funeral was handle with the up most care and dignity,
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Extraordinary, caring, loving, warm and above all else flawless service.
My mam's final journey somehow managed to make a very sad time feel uplifting and a very special experience.
Wellen's exceeded our expectations in every way and we would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is looking for professionalism and helpfulness.
Thank you.
The Jackson Family, Heywood
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. 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
The people we dealt were very understanding and sympathetic to what we wanted and provided exactly what we asked
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose S Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors to look after your loved one. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and understanding at a difficult time
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I would reamed them brilliant
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
We started with differing views on what we wanted, after meeting the staff we had the funeral planned with differences resolved and everyone happy with the arrangements. The funeral went smoothly, with our requests being met. The cost was as agreed, with no hidden extras.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
The staff at S. Wellens and Sons supported us with the arrangements for my mum's recent funeral with kindness, patience and much consideration. Having used their services on several previous occasions I had no hesitation in using them again. Very helpful, nothing was too much trouble, they made sure everything was arranged to our satisfaction.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
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