Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors, Lancaster

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Lancaster Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 25 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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £1,995
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
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 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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 25 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
All arrangements were handled with sensitivity, professionalism and in a timely but respectful manner. The Dignity funeral plan made things easier at what is always a difficult time and proved to be good value for money. So much so that my brother intends to purchase one. My wife and I already have one and having seen my mother's pre-paid plan in action think it is a wise investment.
Our Funeral Director Tarnia did an excellent job and her handling of all the arrangements was first class. Nothing was too much trouble.
The print copies of the order of service were good quality, tastefully done and reasonably priced, as were the flowers.
Phil Hudd, the Principle Celebrant handled the service sensitively, professionally and helped us to relive moments from my mothers life with fondness and some humour for which she was well known.

I highly recommend Preston, Ireland and Bowker without reservation.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Efficient and compassionate service throughout
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
The service provided for our fathers funeral was exceptional. We were listened to and advised regarding all aspects, from flowers to were our fathers was to be laid to rest. All the people involved displayed a professional, caring and friendly service to our family. We would definitely advise people in out situation to contact Preston Ireland and Bowker in their time of need.
Thank you all
Ann Hodgson
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Preston Ireland Bowker to look after your Father and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I can’t thanks enough for the support from all the staff members on the sad occasion very support their we like a family member
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A very professional service at all times from first contact through to the conducting of the service.

The manor in which we were dealt with was complete respect and dignity throughout. The support given by all the team was outstanding.
Response from Preston Ireland Bowker Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Preston Ireland Bowker. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to you and your family. It makes a difficult time a little easier.
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