Alex Taylor Funeral Directors, Birkenhead

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Birkenhead Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 5 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Birkenhead funeral home

At Alex Taylor Funeral Directors, we serve Birkenhead and the Wirral with uncompromising compassion, and have done since 1936.

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
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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 £1,234 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,234 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 £1,234 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,234 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 Whetstone Lane
Birkenhead CH41 2QR
GB

Directions and Parking

We are in a parade of shops on Whetstone Lane.

You can park in our car park at the rear of our 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 0151 666 1011

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 5 reviews
Rating 5.0
Lisa and her colleagues at Alex Taylor made a difficult time more easy to cope with. Their level of professionalism was exceptional and their simple human understanding was so very welcome. No detail was overlooked and everything went like clockwork.
Response from Alex Taylor 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 you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Excellent
Response from Alex Taylor Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review, your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
All staff including the Celebrant were professional and supportive. I would certainly recommend you to friends and family.
Response from Alex Taylor Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Staff were pleasant and helpful.They gave sympathetic advice and were professional at all times.At a difficult time for me things were made a lot easier because there was a prepayment scheme in place.Thank you so much.
Response from Alex Taylor Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
At a very stressful and sad time at loosing my mother, the staff at Alex Taylor were exceptional, so caring and supportive, everything my mother requested they arranged. Michelle and Lisa would always welcome you with a smile and a cuppa. Michelle made mum look beautiful for the Chapel of Rest, mum looked elegant and not overdone with makeup, thank you Michelle, I would recommend any one of the Funeral Plans they offer, Mum paid for hers on a monthly basis, she always thought ahead and did not want to leave us/her children with the worry of finding funds to bury her.

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.

Regards

Trish, Pauline
Response from Alex Taylor Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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