S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors, Middleton

Our Middleton Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors in Middleton.
BASED ON 43 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 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 costs from
    £3,085
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    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
    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.
    Full Service Funeral in Middleton Image

    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,085

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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.
    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.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Simple Funeral Service in Middleton Image

    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.
    Simple Funeral Service in Middleton Image

    Simple Funeral Service in MiddletonOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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

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 0161 643 2677

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 43 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were very professional and extremely helpful.
They were able to easily answer any of our questions.
We were caring and sensitive and made us feel at ease.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.
Rating 5.0
Having never gone through this experience before, I couldn’t have asked for more. The staff at Wellen’s were all wonderful and made an extremely upsetting time and process bearable.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Thank you Sharron @S.Wellens & Sons
Funeral Directors
For your exceptional service and guidance at a difficult and emotional time for myself and my family
Thank you for your kindness and all your help and support I appreciate everything you did for me my family and especially for my sadly departed Mum
Thank you for taking care of her
Your all true professionals and very kind and caring
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
I thought everything went perfectly from the service being arranged the hearse and limousine we’re dressed with the flowers that you arranged. You arrived on time and provided us with a day that Mum would have been proud of and the drivers were kind and Courteous and kindly returned us to our home, so a big thank you to all your staff
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother.
Rating 5.0
The people at s.wellens & sons that I spoke to and spent time with were very kind and understanding with me, they made this very difficult time more bearable.
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. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
We used the services of S. Wellens & Sons in Middleton following the death of our mum. They helped us through a very difficult time, particularly with COVID, and were professional and caring throughout. Their support in arranging mum's funeral made a difficult task all that more bearable. I would highly recommend Wellens.
Response from S. Wellens & Sons 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
Amazing service and so caring .
Response from S. Wellens & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
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.
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