Alex Taylor Funeral Directors, Birkenhead
About our Birkenhead funeral home
We know how important it is to get things right when it comes to saying farewell. We will listen carefully to your needs and tailor every detail of your loved one’s funeral to be exactly how you want it to be. It is our honour to give you, your family and your loved one an unrivalled standard of funeral care.
Caring for you and your family is our number one priority, which is why our funeral home has been purposely built to ensure you feel comfortable and as relaxed as possible. Our compassionate team are with you every step of the way; they can be your rock during this difficult time.
Since we were founded in 1936, we have conducted every type of funeral from religious ceremonies to woodland burials to bright celebrations of life. We are flexible and we will cater to your every need, no matter how big or small they may be.
We understand no two people are the same and funerals should be no different. Using our compassion, we will work with you to arrange a goodbye that gives your loved one a dignified send off. You can tailor every aspect of your loved one’s funeral; you can choose the vehicles, cortege route, music or anything else that will make the day special and personal.
You can find our funeral home on Whetstone Lane; between Charing Cross and Borough Road. We are in walking distance of Birkenhead Central rail station and Pyramids Shopping Centre. Due to our central location we help the families of Tranmere, Rock Ferry, Prenton East, Oxton, Claughton, Egerton Park, Seacombe and Wallasey. We have another Alex Taylor Funeral Directors in Upton, if that is closer to your home.
We are here for you from the moment you reach out to us; our dedicated team are available 24 hours a day. They are here to talk, give advice and answer any questions you may have.
We are here for you from the moment you reach out to us, so please give us a call as soon as you need to speak to someone.
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
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 £1,234 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,234 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
You can park in our car park at the rear of our funeral home.
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|
|Saturday||09:00 - 12:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.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 of our services
I had never given any thought to my own departure from the world. Having experienced their service, sensitivity and attention to detail, I would recommend Alex Taylor to all.
(Tailor by name, tailor by nature!)
A big thank you, especially to Michelle, Lisa and Dave who arranged the cars. You all contributed to a wonderful day of celebrating our mum life, you took away a big chunk of the stress and worry and well will be forever grateful.