Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors, Lancaster

Preston Ireland Bowker 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 30 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Lancaster funeral home

At Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors, you are at the forefront of everything we do. We want to assist you at what can be a difficult time and serve you and your loved one with empathy, compassion and respect. It is our duty to be your shoulder to lean on and help you with the decisions you have to make.

Using our expertise and knowledge, we will tailor your loved one’s funeral to your exact needs. It is our responsibility to ensure that your loved one’s goodbye is a true reflection of their life.

Our funeral directors has been serving Lancaster since the 19th century, gaining valuable experience in every type of funeral. You can shape every aspect of your loved one’s funeral, whether you would like a traditional, religious, themed or vibrant ceremony.

Giving you a standard of funeral care that is second to none is of the utmost importance to us. Our team is here day and night to give you the support and guidance you need.

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 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.
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    From
    £1095
    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
    £1095
    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 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
    £2295
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 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
    £2295
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 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

20b Queen Street
Lancaster LA1 1RX
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated on Queen St Lancaster close to Aldi.

There is car parking available at the 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
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 01524 64023

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

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Rating 5.0
based on 30 reviews
Rating 5.0
Would just like to say that this is the second time within the space of about 2 years l have had to call upon the services of Preston Ireland Bowker. l can most certainly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for helpful assistance and a caring attitude at a time of deep upset, nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Preston Ireland Bowker. My thanks go to all the staff with special mention to one gentleman who once again went that little extra to make sure all wishes were adhered to.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker 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 kind and caring to your family. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. 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
The team at Preston Ireland Bowker were very helpful throughout the process of my wife's funeral. They made a difficult time much easier with their care and attention, guiding me through the process and listening to my wishes. The day of the funeral went smoothly without a hitch, the lady who dealt with me was very attentive and nothing was too much.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
The service that David and Gail gave us was so professional, they confidently and quietly guided us through a very difficult and upsetting time. Always there for us and nothing was too much trouble.
We will never forget their kindness.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
I would just like to say that Preston, Ireland & Bowker have been very caring, considerate & professional. From the first phone call I made through to Mums service all the staff went above and beyond to make this day a very special one & I know that my Mum would of been so proud . THANK YOU all so much, Phil Thomson.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online 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
My mother who died recently had a Dignity funeral plan that was enacted by Preston Ireland Bowler Funeral Directors. From the moment that they were informed of her passing everything was handled respectfully and efficiently.
The process of making the arrangements was clearly explained and on the day of the funeral everything was carried out exactly as planned making what must always be a stressful occasion so much easier. Everyone who attended the funeral was complimentary about the way it was delivered.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us and I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Mother. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were very professional, helpful and compassionate.We had an excellent service and I would always recommend Preston, Ireland and Bowker without hesitation.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
I was very impressed with Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors and so pleased I chose them. A file was hand-delivered on the same day I engaged them explaining all I needed to know about the funeral, choice of coffin, flowers, etc. They put me in touch with a celebrant who was so nice and who conducted a lovely ceremony.
Kathie at PBI was so helpful and very thorough and made everything so easy at a difficult time.
I would recommend PBI to anyone needing the services of a funeral director, in fact, I have told my family to use them for my own funeral needs when the time comes(hopefully not too soon).
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided, I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
The care, understanding and thoughtfulness received from making first contact with Preston Ireland & Bowker in Lancaster throughout the whole difficult process and time of arranging my mums funeral was unbelievable.
I would highly recommend them and cannot thank them enough for their help throughout.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for your lovely recommendation. It has been an honour to take care of your Mother and your family and we are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A very professional yet personal and considerate service was provided for my dad’s funeral with the staff making the arrangements and the day as easy as possible for us at a difficult time.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors to take care of your Father and that the service was carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I was extremely happy with the service that Preston Ireland Bowker supplied. They were very caring, helpful and proactive during a very difficult time. The situation was unusual and they dealt with every request very smoothly. I found them very supportive and felt I could contact them any time without it being a problem and I did have to speak to them frequently.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors. 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
The service provided by 'D' and his staff was first class. Very caring, respectfull would always recomend them.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic, very caring from start to finish. Was made to feel very special and I felt like all of the staff were like my family members who genuinely cared for myself and my mum nothing was too much trouble. I know when my mum was at the funeral home by herself she was in very good caring hands.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
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.
Rating 5.0
Very knowledgeable and efficient service, especially from DW who also arranged my fathers funeral in 2016. Compassionate and caring.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
I just like to say, that having been through the trauma and upset of losing my husband, the one positive note was ringing Preston Ireland Bowker in Lancaster. Their professionalism and caring attitude shone through. From David to the ladies in the office nothing was too much trouble.
If anyone is in any doubt of who to ring at such an upsetting tine l would definately recommend this firm.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, Kath took particularly good care of me. I felt like the funeral director took all the strain of organising the funeral and related affairs.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. 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
All staff that we had contact with were friendly, compassionate, informed and professional. I would highly recommend their services.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
As the 5 star rating suggests everything was handled well and went well.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Nothing was too much trouble during our bereavement. All wishes catered for with care. Excellent communication on a constant level. Would recommend Dignity to anyone in their time if need. Just a great service with such compassion.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
From our first contact with the people at Lancaster through to the funeral we were happy and impressed with the care and professionalism we received.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Your feedback is so valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Excellent personal service with compassion and professionalism x valued at our time grief x thank you once again David and team at Preston Ireland and Bowker , Lancaster x
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker 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 and the family.
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