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Dignified funeral services in Preston to suit you

With the choice of two packages, H J Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors in Preston can help arrange a dignified funeral service that meets your personal and financial needs.

There is our Full Service Funeral, which allows for flexibility and a customised funeral service, giving you the opportunity to say goodbye to your loved one in a way that suits your requirements. The Simple Funeral provides a complete funeral at a lower cost, without the need to compromise on the quality or care that we provide. You can read more about our funeral services in Preston and what we have to offer below.
Flowers at a funeral service

Our Preston funeral services

With two packages on offer, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one that is suited to your specific requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service that you’re looking for, we offer an unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If you’re flexible with your arrangements, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Preston, from £3,125

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01772 254936
  • Simple Funeral Service in Preston, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01772 254936

How does a Full Service Funeral compare to a Simple Funeral?

Regardless of which one you choose, there will be no compromise on the quality of our Preston funeral services. Your loved one will always:
  • Be cared for by our experienced and professionally trained staff.
  • Rest in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continuous care
  • Be available to visit in our private chapel by appointment.
The following table shows some of the popular choices* when it comes to arranging a funeral. See how our two packages compare and decide which is right for you:
Full Service FuneralSimple Funeral
Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral serviceAdditional charges may applyX
Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hoursSoonest available timeAt an additional cost
Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hoursX
HearseTraditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearsesTraditional motorised hearse only
LimousinesOne (further limousines available at additional cost)X
Choice of funeral procession routeX
Choice of date and time of funeralX
Choice of coffinA park coffin with linings and fittings only
Organisation of floral tributesX
Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituaryX
Arrange production of service stationeryX
Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonryX
Embalming serviceAt an additional costAt an additional cost
Dressing your loved oneIn their own clothes or supply a suitable gownBasic gown
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Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral service
Additional charges may apply
X
Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hours
Soonest available time
At an additional cost
Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hours
X
Hearse
Traditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearses
Traditional motorised hearse only
Limousines
One (further limousines available at additional cost)
X
Choice of funeral procession route
X
Choice of date and time of funeral
X
Choice of coffin
A park coffin with linings and fittings only
Organisation of floral tributes
X
Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituary
X
Arrange production of service stationery
X
Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonry
X
Embalming service
At an additional cost
At an additional cost
Dressing your loved one
In their own clothes or supply a suitable gown
Basic gown
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*With a Full Service Funeral, we can make the service as personal to you and your loved one as you want

What does a Dignity funeral director do?

Here at H J Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors in Preston, we are often asked questions regarding our day-to-day activities and what a funeral director actually does.
Support the family...

There's no such thing as a 'typical' day at H J Whalley Sons Funeral Directors, but it is a 24-hour day. At least one funeral director remains on call outside standard opening hours, meaning that help is always on hand, day or night, when a loved one passes away.

Although care for the departed is a critical feature of the role, those left behind are of equal importance. Our funeral directors in Preston have a duty of care, part of which is to reassure the family and support them through a difficult time. Those experiencing loss will have difficult choices to make regarding the funeral, and a funeral director will aim to give them the help they need to reach those decisions.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
To make sure the service reflects a loved one's requirements, our funeral directors will take the time to understand who they were and what they meant to the family. This is all part of the service H J Whalley & Sons offers the Preston community.

But it doesn't end there. As part of the support our funeral directors offer, they also help with the administrative side of bereavement. This includes guidance on what paperwork is required, along with advice to ensure it is completed correctly and, where necessary, within a timely manner.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
The care our funeral directors in Preston offer is universal, with every person receiving the same attentive support as part of our 'care of the deceased' process.

To ensure a loved one is taken care of in accordance with the family's wishes, our teams perform their duties to the highest standards, from the moment of collection through to the funeral service and final goodbye.
Funeral flowers placed on coffin lid
H J Whalley & Sons Funeral Directors is thankful to the community here in Preston for allowing us to support them during the most difficult of times. That is why one of our other duties is expressing our gratitude.

Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and give a little something back.
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