W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors, Orrell

With funerals available from £995, our Orrell funeral directors are here 24/7 to help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Orrell funeral home

At W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors, it is our responsibility to give Orrell the highest standard of funeral care.

Our number one priority is to arrange a send off that reflects your loved one and the way they lived their life. We are here to take some of the pressure off you and assist you in any way possible.

We will listen to your every wish and tailor your loved one’s funeral to ensure it is a lasting tribute to their life. We can cater for all religious and contemporary funerals; whether your preference is a woodland burial, a green ceremony or a bright celebration of life. We are located centrally to all of the churches in Orrell, so if a church service is fitting, you can choose one of these beautiful locations.

You have complete control over every aspect of your loved one’s farewell; you can choose the flowers, the route the cortege takes, the music, hymns or anything else that will make the day special and personal.

Our funeral home can be found on Sefton Road in Wigan; which means we are easily accessible from Up Holland, Longshaw, Roby Mill, Pemberton and Far Moor.

Your wellbeing is of the greatest importance to us, so please call at any time and we will be there for you; our phone lines are open 24 hours a day. We will help you in any way we can and answer any questions you have.

The wellbeing of you and your family is of the greatest importance to us, so please call us at any hour and we will be here to 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 Funeral Services

With four 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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Orrell 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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    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    The Chapel Service

    The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Orrell 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 Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can 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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    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    The Crematorium Service

    The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can 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.
    The Crematorium Service
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,027 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,027 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,027 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,027 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

Sefton Villa
Sefton Road, Orrell
Wigan WN5 8UP
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on Sefton Road, right by the junction for Sefton View.

We have parking available at our funeral home.

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 01695 622272

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
They couldn't have done any more, very friendly and such lovely ladies, I would like a special big thank you to Mr Billy Banks for all the lovely kind words just when I needed it, very special gentleman, the whole day was lovely from when I got in the car to when we arrived back made us feel so special, can't thank all off them anough x
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
The service I received for my wife was professional understanding sympathetic very friendly and organised every question was answered and nothing was to much trouble thanks.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
All was done professionally and sensitively from the start to the completion.
Thank you
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
This was the fourth time we have used the funeral services of W.Banks of Orrell and as before we have experienced a very positive service. All the staff were very professional,friendly and understanding. We would highly recommend them.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
I lost my mum in march and she had chosen W.Banks of Orrell. I live in Runcorn so had to do everything over the phone. Sandra was the lady who helped me through everything from beginning to end.the help I was given was second to none the care and kindness meant such a lot to me and my family.Paul the funeral director who was with us on the day went above and beyond to make things easier for us. I would recommend W.Banks if you want a first class service.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by W Banks was first class in every way, they have organised funerals for many members of my family over the years and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. I would recommend W Banks of Orrell to anybody. Many thanks to Sue and all the other members of staff. Ian.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review and for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent throughout from initial call to the funeral service
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
In very difficult and challenging circumstances we were treated with a very personal service where we felt our wishes were valued and respected. We know without doubt that our special dad and grandad was looked after and cared for by staff who could not do enough to help and support us. Thank you for helping us through the most difficult time and making us feel that our loved one really mattered to you too.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. 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. 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
As a family we were very happy with the way we were dealt with and the assistance and help we were given at what was a very difficult time for us. First class .
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you and that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Friendly, courteous staff make a difficult task much easier. On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly, a professional service.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors to look after your Aunt and that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
All the staff at W.Banks were wonderful. They made everything easier to deal with, nothing was too much for them. From start to finish they were very professional. I had some special requests for mums funeral and they all went above and beyond to make sure they were fulfilled. I cant thank them enough for what they done. THANK YOU.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From beginning to end,W.Banks provided an excellent service when my mother recently died. I actually went back to them because they took care of everything when my father died back in 2008. They listen to what each client wants and explain all the options clearly. Everything is very transparent. During a time of bereavement, everybody needs a compassionate, sincere funeral director and that is exactly what you get with W.Banks of Orrell. I cannot recommend them enough.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
After initially being anxious that my Dad would only be brought to Orrell just before the funeral all my worries were not needed. We went to see Dad at Egerton House where he was cared for with upmost respect and excellent care. Also the respect shown to my Mum was wonderful at all chapel visits and the kindness given was genuine. Nic based at Orrell branch also has shown myself and family the upmost compassion and has done everything possible to help us organise the funeral so that it brought us comfort and satisfaction that we did the right things for my Dad. Thank you to all concerned and involved with the funeral and arrangements all your efforts and help have been greatly appreciated.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Banks Funeral Directors. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Banks recently dealt with my late fathers funeral, considering we live in Wales and Dad was on his own in Wigan everything was dealt with in a efficient manner with constant reassurance that Dad had been taken into Banks care, and was looked after with dignity and respect, Dads funeral was as he would have wanted it, no fuss,laughter and a smile.
Thank you Banks for your professionalism, care and for making sure that we could scatter Dads ashes with our late stepmother the next day in Wigan to be reunited forever.
Rest in Peace both, until we meet again.xxx
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The staff at W Banks were thoughtful, considerate, understanding and, above all, professional at all times as they arranged and directed our mother's funeral. Thank you so much.
Response from W. Banks of Orrell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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