Borsdane House
Market Street, Hindley
Wigan WN2 3AE
GB

The Chapel Service

When you choose the Chapel Service, our expert Funeral Directors will help arrange a one-hour service in one of our chapels. We will then conduct an unattended cremation with the highest levels of care.

Our chapels offer a peaceful setting where family and friends can remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. Once the ceremony is over, the cremation will take place without family or friends present. The cremation will be carried out with dignity and respect, overseen by one of our professional attendants.

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The Chapel Service by Middleton & Wood Funeral Directors

Our Service to You

Our expert team of funeral directors and arrangers are here to help you at this difficult time, supporting you throughout the entire process; from the moment we first meet, through to the day of the service and beyond.

While in our care, both you and your loved one will be treated with kindness and respect. Using our experience, we will offer guidance to ensure you make the decisions that are right for you regarding the funeral. With those decisions made, we will take responsibility for ensuring all aspects are taken care of. From the necessary documentation to allow The Chapel Service and unattended cremation to go ahead, to arranging the third party payments.

We pride ourselves on the attention to detail and the highest standards of service that we provide, and are ready to ensure your loved one's funeral is a fitting send off.

The the estimated total cost of The Chapel Service includes a basic coffin with lining and fittings. We have a wide choice of alternative coffin and casket options that are available for an additional cost.

Estimated Cost of Funeral

Our Chapel Service costs include necessary doctor's fees and the cost of cremation.

  • Chapel Service£1,350
  • (Includes our Park Coffin)
  • Plus estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister£199
  • Total estimated cost excluding optional extras£1,549

The Chapel Service at a Glance:

  • We will bring your loved one into our care, using specialist vehicles and equipment, where they will then rest in a climate-controlled mortuary
  • We will dress your loved one in a suitable basic gown and follow any instructions regarding hair and makeup
  • Your funeral arranger will guide you through the planning process, step by step, offering support every step of the way
  • They will also liaise with all necessary third parties and manage all documentation and external payments on your behalf
  • We will create a complimentary online Funeral Notice, celebrating the life of your loved one and providing details of the service
  • Your loved one will be transported to the crematorium with dignity and respect in a specialised funeral vehicle
  • For an additional cost, you can choose from our wide range of urns and caskets for your loved one’s ashes
  • We also provide the additional option of memorials for your loved one. Please speak to a member of the team for information on memorial pricing
  • If you wish to have your loved one’s ashes interred, we can also arrange this. Again, please contact us for further information on pricing
  • Some Important Things to Consider

    • There will be no embalming service offered
    • You will not be able to visit your loved one before the cremation
    • We will only be able to host the service at our chosen chapel
    • There will be limited flexibility on the date and time of the service; the service will take place at our chapel as soon as possible
    • The cremation will be unattended and will take place at one of our selected local crematoriums at a later date

Service Details

Find out more about The Chapel Service and what it entails:

Our Chapel

Our Chapel

The Chapel at our Hindley funeral home offers a peaceful and appropriately furnished space in which to remember your loved one. Here, among family and friends, you can pay your respects and celebrate the life that has passed, in an hour long service presided over by a minister or celebrant.



If you wish to hold your loved one's funeral service in our purpose-built Chapel, speak to a funeral arranger or director at our Wigan funeral home.
Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

With a range of tastefully-designed coffins and caskets available, there is a wide selection for you to choose from, including picture, willow and bamboo coffins. Our team will be on hand to help you make the right choice for your needs.

Our Casket Collection

Made from quality materials in both wood and metal, our choice of caskets are available in a range of traditional and contemporary styles.
The Heavenly White from Our Casket Collection
The Heavenly White
A pure white, solid poplar casket, with wooden swing handles and a white crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,995
The Golden Leaf Oak from Our Casket Collection
The Golden Leaf Oak
Made from solid oak, with a topaz satin finish, this casket comes with wooden swing bar handles and a tan crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,450
The Michelangelo Poplar from Our Casket Collection
The Michelangelo Poplar
Panelled with depictions of 'The Last Supper', this solid poplar casket has wooden swing bar handles, a tan crepe interior and a high quality, golden dunes gloss finish. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,195
The Twilight Silver from Our Casket Collection
The Twilight Silver
A Steel casket finished in dual tone ebony and silver, complemented by metal swing bar handles and a tufted silver velvet interior. Unsuitable for cremation and may also be unsuitable for burial at some cemeteries
Cost
£1,975

Our Classic Collection

Solid wood coffins, ornately crafted to create an air of elegant distinction. British-made (apart from The Last Supper coffin) and available in both light and dark woods, they include a plush interior and quality fittings.
The Last Supper from Our Classic Collection
The Last Supper
Crafted from solid wood and embellished with moulded depictions of 'The Last Supper'. Cast metal handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging complete this coffin. Not suitable for cremation
Cost
£1,345
The Sapphire from Our Classic Collection
The Sapphire
A solid hardwood coffin with a gloss mahogany finish, complemented by six bronze effect handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£995
The Opal from Our Classic Collection
The Opal
Solid hardwood in an oak finish, with six antiquated bronze effect handles completing the look of this coffin, along with the lace-edged satin interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,245
The Royale from Our Classic Collection
The Royale
Crafted from solid hardwood and rendered in an oak finish, this coffin has six brass finish handles and an interior suite made from satin with a lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,145

Our Natural Collection

An ethically sourced, biodegradable range of eco coffins, crafted from cardboard, bamboo and willow. Sustainable materials are used to ensure an environmentally friendly choice.
Cardboard Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Cardboard Coffin
Available in either white or a woodgrain effect, our cardboard coffin offers an entirely biodegradable alternative to traditional wood.
Cost
£450
Bamboo Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Bamboo Coffin
Hand woven by skilled craftsmen, the Bamboo Coffin is made from natural split bamboo, and has an unbleached calico lining, along with natural fastenings, ensuring 100% biodegradability.
Cost
£595
Willow Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Willow Coffin
Hand-woven natural willow, bound by skilled weavers and completed by rope and seagrass handles, along with unbleached linings and natural fastenings, to create a coffin that is 100% biodegradable.
Cost
£650

Our Picture Collection

Printed directly onto the wood, for the highest quality finish, our picture coffins provide a modern alternative to the traditional offering. With a variety of designs available, you can add a more personal touch to your loved one's funeral. See our Cremation Urns for the complementary range.
Fishing Scene from Our Picture Collection
Fishing
FSC®-certified* wooden picture coffin, with a gentle fishing theme. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Footballs from Our Picture Collection
Footballs
Ethically sourced and FSC®-certified, this wooden coffin is ideal for someone who lived their life in appreciation of the beautiful game. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Golf Scene from Our Picture Collection
Golf
The FSC®-certified coffin depicts a scene paying tribute to the golfing enthusiast. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Lily Scene from Our Picture Collection
Lily
Ethically-sourced wood combined with a beautifully-rendered depiction of this traditional funeral flower. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Manhanttan Scene from Our Picture Collection
Manhattan
The Manhattan skyline marks this FSC®-certified picture coffin out as something a little more unique. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Motorcycle from Our Picture Collection
Motorcycle
This FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a Harley-Davidson-style motorcycle and is an ideal choice for the loved one whose passion was motorbikes. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Poppy Scene from Our Picture Collection
Poppy
This FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a poignant scene of poppies in a field. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Summer Garden Scene from Our Picture Collection
Summer Garden
A colourful and FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin, bringing to mind a beautiful summer's day. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Seashore Scene from Our Picture Collection
Seashore
Evoking memories of times spent by the sea, this wooden picture coffin is ethically sourced and FSC®-certified. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495

Our Traditional Collection

Traditional coffins made from traditional materials by our own craftsmen at our East Yorkshire facility. All coffins meet the requirements for cremation or burial.
The Exmoor from Our Traditional Collection
The Exmoor
With silver-effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles and cross-design screws, The Exmoor coffin comes with a Walnut effect satin finish and white taffeta interior.
Cost
£285
The Dale from Our Traditional Collection
The Dale
Teak effect, with a satin finish, this coffin has brass effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles, and an interior of white taffeta, pleated at the top.
Cost
£285
The Lomond from Our Traditional Collection
The Lomond
A dark mahogany gloss finish with matching mouldings, completed by silver-effect furnishings and a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£375
The Pembroke from Our Traditional Collection
The Pembroke
An oak veneer finish and brass-effect furnishings make for a traditional-styled coffin, complete with a quilted, white satin interior and lace edging
Cost
£375
The Northumberland from Our Traditional Collection
The Northumberland
Finished with a high gloss polish and fitted with silver-effect and wood furnishings, this mahogany-veneered coffin, complete with a raised lid, has a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£495
The Brecon from Our Traditional Collection
The Brecon
Oak veneer with a high gloss finish, this coffin has polished brass effect and wood furnishings, along with a sumptuous quilted satin interior.
Cost
£495
The Cairngorm from Our Traditional Collection
The Cairngorm
Hand finished in mahogany, this solid hardwood coffin has a raised lid, silver-coloured metal fittings, angel-wing screws, and is completed by a quilted white satin interior, edged with Nottingham lace.
Cost
£795
The Snowdon from Our Traditional Collection
The Snowdon
A mature-grained, oak-finished solid hardwood coffin, with brass-effect metal fittings, including angel wing screws, and lace-edged, white satin interior.
Cost
£795
Meadow Coffin
With a warm and natural shade of summer oak, this foiled veneer coffin is complete with a glossy satin finish. This casket includes a flat lid and is furnished with gold plastic handles, while the white taffeta lined interior is fitted with a padded pillow.
Cost
£190
Park Coffin
Covered in a black oak effect foil veneer, complete with a glossy satin finish, this coffin has a flat lid and matching black plastic handles. The lined interior is fitted with a pillow and white taffeta frill.
Cost
£190

Our Limousines

We have a fleet of funeral limousines available for use by you and your immediate family, and, if desired, extended family and friends. Built to the highest specifications and professionally maintained to ensure continual service, our chauffer-driven limousines provide a comfortable and dignified method by which to travel to your loved one's funeral.

If required, we can arrange for a single limousine to collect mourners from a single location to attend the chapel. We will then return you to the same location.

To find out more about our funeral limousines, speak to one of the team at our Hindley funeral home today.
Our Range of Urns

Our Range of Urns

From the traditional to the contemporary, through to the eco friendly, the cremation urns within our range provide a decorative and respectful choice for keeping your loved one's ashes safe. Take a look at the urns and scatter tubes we have to offer.

Natural Ashes Containers

Environmentally-friendly ashes containers made to the highest standards from sustainable and biodegradable materials.
Bamboo Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Bamboo Ashes Container
Cost
£110
Woven Willow Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Willow Ashes Container
Cost
£131

Picture Urns

For a more contemporary look, our picture urns can offer a personalised touch, with a range of designs that can be chosen to match the coffin. Printed directly onto the wood for the highest quality finish.
Fishing Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Fishing
Cost
£162
Footballs from our Picture Urns collection
Footballs
Cost
£162
Golf Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Golf
Cost
£162
Lily Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Lily
Cost
£162
Manhanttan Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Manhanttan
Cost
£162
Motorcycle from our Picture Urns collection
Motorcycle
Cost
£162
Poppy Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Poppy
Cost
£162
Summer Garden Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Summer Garden
Cost
£162
Seashore Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Seashore
Cost
£162

Scatter Tubes

Made from 90% recycled materials and available in a range of appealing designs, our scatter tubes are suitable for the use of scattering ashes, burying in the ground, or as a simple keepsake to remember your loved one by.
Scatter Tube Large Options
Scatter Tube Large
Cost
£59
Small Scatter Tube Options
Scatter Tube Small
Cost
£39

Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket

A selection of traditionally-designed urns and caskets, providing a dignified final resting place for your loved one's ashes.
The Riverside from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Riverside
Cost
£115
The Richmond from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Richmond
Cost
£241
Aluminium Urn from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Aluminium Urn
Cost
£66
Child's Mahogany from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's Mahogany
Cost
£57
Child's White from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's White
Cost
£59
The Dorchester from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Dorchester
Cost
£145
The Imperial from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Imperial
Cost
£324
The Mardale from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Mardale
Cost
£176
The Wessex from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Wessex
Cost
£88

Additional Services

We are always available to discuss any of the additional services, along with their corresponding fees, that are listed here. You can visit our Hindley funeral home or, alternatively, call us on
to find out more. It is also possible to add in further options, such as floral tributes and memorials, which you can discuss with our funeral arranger or read more about below.
  • Bringing the person who has died into care outside of normal office hours£195
  • Additional mileage charge for travel beyond a 20 mile radius of our premises£2.25
  • Removal of pacemakerPOA

Essential Third Party Costs

Additional costs need to be paid to various third parties in order for The Chapel Service to take place. Find out what these are and why they are necessary:

Minister or Celebrant

The cremation service will usually be taken by a funeral celebrant or a minister. They will address the congregation and, if requested, provide a eulogy to your loved one. Costs vary and we can discuss the fee when you contact us.

We will manage the payment of this third party cost, as well as handling the relevant documentation, ensuring the funeral can go ahead.

We can offer guidance on choosing a suitable minister or celebrant to preside over your loved one's funeral service, but you are equally welcome to use somebody you already have a preference for.

Popular choices to lead a cremation service are:

  • Religious leaders

  • Civil celebrants

  • Humanist celebrants

  • Friends or members of the family


Details of this third party cost will be included upon your invoice. For further information, call us on
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Optional Costs

Optional extras can be added to make your loved one's funeral even more personal, find out more below:

Overview

Overview

Our Chapel Service is flexible, allowing you to add extras to further personalise your loved one’s funeral service. Our Hindley funeral directors have experience in conducting a wide variety of different funerals and can help arrange additional services you may be interested in.

For an additional cost, we can help to arrange alternative coffins, a limousine, service stationery, funeral flowers, an obituary and more.

We’ve created a table to show some examples of popular additional services, along with the average* sum spent on each in the UK. If you’d like any further information on these services and pricing, please call 
and a member of our team will be able to advise you further.

Example of Optional Funeral Costs

*Data based on UK averages in the SunLife Cost of Dying report 2019

  • Memorial£910
  • Catering£408
  • Flowers£184
  • Venue hire£245
  • Death notice£82
  • Order sheets/service cards£88
Taking the time to remember your loved one is an important part of the healing process. Many of our families find that a memorial dedicated to their loved one helps to focus their thoughts and bring a degree of comfort at an otherwise difficult time.

We can help you to choose the right funeral memorial for your loved one and arrange to have it made and, where necessary, installed. Options for a memorial to your loved one include:


  • Headstones

  • Cremation memorials

  • Plaques

  • Ashes jewellery

  • Cremation urns

  • Memorial benches

  • Vases

  • Memorial trees

  • Statues.



Speak to one of the team at Middleton & Wood Funeral Directors about a memorial for your loved one. Call us on
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Floral Tributes

Funeral wreaths, coffin sprays and other floral tributes are still a traditional feature at funerals, even though a lot of people now choose to make a charitable donation instead.

A visually arresting way by which you can express your love for the one you have lost, funeral flowers come in a variety of arrangements, such as:


  • Funeral wreaths

  • Floral arrangements

  • Coffin sprays

  • Casket sprays



We are here to help you choose a suitable floral tribute to your loved one. To discuss your options, call our Hindley funeral home on
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Order Sheets and Service Cards

The Order of Service provides you and the congregation with a schedule of how the funeral will proceed, and will include the sequence of hymns and music, along with readings, the eulogy and the committal.

It is often handed out as the mourners arrive at the venue and can be anything from an Order Sheet or Service Card, to a short booklet. These can be made more distinctive with photographs and meaningful quotes to offer a more personal reflection of your loved one. Many choose to keep their Order of Service, treasuring them along with the other special memories and mementos of a life sadly passed.

Whether in the form of an Order Sheet, Service Card or booklet, we can help you to decide upon an Order of Service from the options available to you. To find out more about the choices you have, call our funeral home on
.