Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors, Great Harwood

Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 9 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Great Harwood funeral home

Blackburn funeral directors, Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors, support the local community by providing caring, dignified funeral services. Our team of funeral professionals has a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to help you plan and arrange a funeral service befitting your loved one.

You can personalise your loved one’s farewell in a variety of ways to ensure the funeral service is just the way you want it to be. We will work with you so that every aspect is considered, from picking out beautiful flower arrangements, to selecting a tribute in their memory.

You can depend on us for all the advice, guidance and support you may need at this difficult time, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us 24 hours a day on 01254 877077.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance every step of the way
  • Funeral arrangements tailored to your family’s needs
  • Cremation or burial at any local site
  • Funeral services for all faiths and cultures
  • Visiting your loved one in our chapel of rest
  • Hearses and other funeral transport options
  • Memorial masonry and bespoke tributes
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1200
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £1200
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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 Intimate Funeral

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    Find out more
    From
    £1400
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.

    The Intimate Funeral

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    From
    £1400
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2695
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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
    £2695
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1069 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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

29 Queen Street
Great Harwood BB6 7SA
GB

Directions and Parking

If you need advice on directions, please get in touch with us before your visit.

You’ll find car parking available on the High Street.

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.
Call 24 hours on 01254 877077

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 for Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors in Great Harwood

Here are what the families who have entrusted us to look after their loved one have said:
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Rating 5.0
based on 9 reviews
Rating 5.0
From my initial contact with Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors, I was warmed by a friendly and reassuring voice of Fleur, who throughout my contacts with the organisation was professional, empathetic and resourceful. Her co-worker Susan (I hope I remembered her name correctly) was equally professional. I had many questions and they always got back to me in a timely manner and provided me with various options.

The service I received was excellent and very much curtailed to my needs. I would definitely recommend Birtwistle & Rishton funeral Directors. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT you provided during our time of grief. M Piper
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
My wife and I were very pleased with the service we received from the funeral director. My aunt had arranged her own funeral plan and this was carried out seamlessly. She was 100 years old and we are responsible for executing her will and last wishes. She got a five star service.
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. 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. 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
Both Lisa and Fleur were very helpful and friendly whilst dealing with my family. The whole team were considerate and compassionate, and ensured the funeral was exactly how we wanted it to be. Great service and highly recommended. Thank you again.
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank and give a review of Birtwistle & Rishton.
From the first call and the organisation from Fleur and Lisa, which were both fantastic. On the day of the funeral Susan was brilliant with her care of my mother and the family.
I wouldn't have any hesitation to recommend their services.
Thanks again,
Paul Carbery
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
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. 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
They think of everything that needs to be done and deliver a brilliant service at a difficult time.
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Could not have asked for anything better
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Excellent and efficient service provided by the funeral directors with a warm, caring and very supportive attitude during this very trying time for us. A complete service including a lovely Professional Funeral Officiant ensured a less difficult time for those of us who were dealing with our sad loss. Thank you.
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
This is the second time our family has engaged the services of Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors. Once again we have been very satisfied with the service provided. They are professional, courteous, compassionate and caring.
I would highly recommend them.
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service throughout.

The staff were very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.
Highly recommendable
Response from Birtwistle & Rishton Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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