H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors, Preston
About our Preston funeral home
You can count on us to be there and treat you, your loved one and your family with the highest standards of care, compassion and respect.
Everyone is unique in his or her own way, and a funeral should be no different. We will organise the funeral service to reflect how your loved one lived their life.
We will look after every aspect of the day, so you have nothing to worry about. You can count on us to make the service the best that it can be.
We have a team on hand to help you 24 hours a day, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us on 01772 254936.
We offer both attended funerals, with a service that you, family and friends, can attend to say goodbye, and an unattended funeral, which is a simpler funeral that has no attendance or service. Call us today, so we can help you choose the funeral that suits your needs.
What we offer
- Help and guidance with every decision
- A service that is tailored to your every need and want
- Expertise of the local area
- The committal at a local cemetery or crematorium
- Experience in organising funerals for all religions and beliefs
- Viewing of your loved one in a chapel of rest
- A variety of funeral vehicles for you to choose from
- Memorial specialists on hand to help you pick the perfect tribute
- Planning for the future with the option for funeral plans
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.
The Attended FuneralA 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
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is free parking on the streets surrounding our funeral directors.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesWhen you lose someone close, it is understandable that you might not know what to do next. With this in mind, we have created a useful step-by-step guide to help you during this difficult time.Find out more
Planning a funeralPlanning a funeral is not an easy thing to do, especially when you have lost someone close. To help with this, this section explains everything you can expect, and how H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors will be there to support you.Find out more
The day of the funeralWhen the day of the funeral comes, our funeral director will be there to assist you in whatever way possible. Whether you need help to direct people or some reassurance, we will put your needs first. Take a look at our guide, which details everything you need to know about what happens on the day of the funeral.Find out more
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 H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors in Preston
Sarah was very accommodating, prompt with replies and friendly. Sarah definitely went above and beyond; she checked up on me regularly (including when she was on leave) and made suggestions that I hadn't thought about in regards to the funeral arrangements.
I would definitely use you again in future.
Nothing was too much trouble. Everything went according to plan and I was reassured with the professionalism shown at all times. To be knowledgeable and current in these ever changing uncertain times.
The call the evening before just to check and run through arrangements.
The memory boxes.
The beautiful order of service.
They made an extremely heartbreaking and upsetting time just that bit easier knowing my mum was in safe hands.
Mums final journey was beautifully done, especially in these challenging times.
I cant Thank Them enough.
Sarah and Matthew on the day.
From our initial telephone call to Dignity (0230hrs)we felt reassured that all arrangements would be dealt with in a sensitive manner and arrangements would be made to collect father from his nursing home. Only a few hours later we received a telephone call to confirm that father had been collected and was in the care of Dignity.
The following day HJ Whalley undertakers made contact to reasure that all arrangements were in hand and to arrange a home visit with the family. This meeting with HJ Whalley was undertaken with upmost sensitivity over a cup of tea and the representative went through all the arrangements and what wes expected of the family.
As with our mothers funeral the arrangements went without any problems and would recommend the Dignity prepaid feneral plans to ease what is a painful time. It is also pleasing to know that in this day and age old fashioned service is still available and would thank the staff at HJ Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors for all their comfort and reassurance they gave the family at this sad time.
On the day of the funeral they came as arranged and talked us through everything, so we new exactly the procedure.
I would not hesitate to use them again and Dignity for their service also.
Claire and Sarah, who were my contacts at the company, showed empathy, support, and technical knowledge and a capability to process this difficult occasion expertly, and they combined to provide a dignified and respectful “send off” that proceeded seamlessly according to family wishes. Their willingness and ability to go the “extra mile” was totally impressive.
The pall bearers and company representatives on the day were similarly impressive.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.