H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors, Preston

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Preston Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 21 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Preston funeral home

At H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors, we pride ourselves on helping the local community in their time of need, which is why we will be there for you during this difficult time.

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
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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 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 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 £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 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 £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 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

2-4 Lowndes Street
Preston PR1 7XS
GB

Directions and Parking

Call us or click on the map for directions to our funeral home.

There is free parking on the streets surrounding our funeral directors.

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 01772 254936

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

Here are what the families who have entrusted us to look after their loved one have said:
5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 21 reviews
Rating 5.0
Great service. I felt supported throughout the difficult time.
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.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support from the branch and it's always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
HJWhalleys provided a friendly personal service from start to finish. Sarah was extremely polite and understanding and sympathetic to myself and other family members. She was approachable and courteous at all times. Matt was also extremely helpful especially after the service during this difficult time. The family would like to thank all the staff involved for providing a professional and friendly service .
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am so pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. The team will be very happy to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Sarah Fraser was so supportive I couldn’t have got through the funeral without her support she was amazing
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Sarah (Preston) the funeral director that dealt with my late father's funeral was a absolute god send she went above and beyond her role, she put my mind at ease and made organising my dad's funeral a lot easier than I thought it would be,Sarah was patient and took everything at my pace, when i went to the funeral home to see my dad the care and attention into the treatment of my dad was outstanding, on the day of the funeral Sarah was there helping and because she was a friendly familiar face i feel she made it easier to get through the day, Sarah I feel is natural at putting people at ease and I feel that without her there I wouldn't have coped as well as I did with her there
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It has been a privilege to support your family. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
There are no words to offer enough Thanks for making one of the most difficult times of my family's life so much easier. Sarah and Angela were both fantastic, the empathy and professionalism from initial contact through to the service was second to none. Your are both a credit to HJ Whalley & Sons. Thank you again for the time you took to discuss everything and ensured we were happy with our choices.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons 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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent empathy was shown from all the staff during a very emotional time special praise for Sarah who was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble for her she made a sad time bearable, a big personal thank you to her.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
The personal touch. But go above and beyond with all the little touches that you may forget when going through such a difficult and emotional time.
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.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
From the outset H.J Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors were respectful and showed compassion whilst handling my mother's funeral.The staff were very professional and caring and nothing was too much trouble.I had complete piece of mind whilst my mother was in their care.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A thoroughly professional service from Sarah and her team, at our sad time.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
I have had a lot of dealings with all the staff in last 8 weeks due to arranging two funerals, Sarah showed us real compassion and couldn’t do enough for us everything was done with ease and made it so personal in a sensitive manner and kept us informed from start to finish nothing was to much trouble for them. Matt was also brilliant kept us informed they took great care of our relatives who had passed , we knew exactly what to expect on the day of the funeral all staff I had dealing with were lovely From pallbearers to company representatives and couldn’t do enough for you. I would highly recommend H.J Whalley and sons with all the knowledge and understanding and there willing to go the extra mile which we were impressed with most of all the support you receive and they provide a dignified and respectful send off. H.J Whalley are exemplary with everything they offer and do for you.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. It has been a privilege to support your family.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish your staff where amazing, very help especially during covid. The lady who helped my family and I to see Sara was very professional and showed excellent empathy. I will highly recommend dignity funerals to my friend and colleagues.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t fault SarH and Mattew. They made everything so personal and easy. My dads funeral and my mums before him went beautifully. All staff so pleasant
Thankyou
Beth SheridN
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose H J Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors and that the final wishes for your Mother and Father were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish. Very helpful,sensitive and informative. Funeral organiser was very friendly and down to earth,made me feel at ease straight away
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons 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.
Rating 5.0
Following our experiance with Dignity when our mother passed away it was no surprise to receive a high standard of service when our father recently passed away and once again we had taken out a Dignity prepaid funeral plan with our preferred undertaket H Whalley & Sons Limited.
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.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. 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.
Rating 5.0
My wife and family members are grateful for the care and help that H.J.Whalley gave us when we most needed it with are sad loss. We only really had contact with one person from the undertakers that was a very helpful lady called Sarah. Nothing was to much trouble when answering are questions.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
H J Whalley & Sons was first class in providing the funeral arrangements for my late wife Gillians funeral. They did everything that we asked them to do, and nothing was too much trouble.
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.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that you had the trust and confidence in our staff to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
H. J. Whalley & Son acted as Funeral Directors for the requiem mass and interment of my wife. Their service was, quite simply, exemplary.

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.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose H J Whalley & Sons to look after your Wife and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
They took a lot of preasure of me. All service was orginased with maximum of respect and dignity. My husband had really nice send off. Highly recomended company!!!!
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for H J Whalley. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Sarah was so helpful in arranging everything for us as we wanted. The day went very well and the lady who they recommended to take the service was perfect. I can’t thank them enough for their support and help through this difficult time. I would always recommend them to anyone.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
We used H Whalley & Sons for my mother's funeral in 2013 and were so impressed we used them again for my father's in May 2019. The staff were very professional, helpful and approachable and we would highly recommend Whalleys. We took out a prepaid funeral plan just weeks before my father passed away and that made planning the funeral so much easier as many of the decisions were made dispassionately.
Response from H. J. Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
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