Thompsons Funeral Directors, Bootle

Thompsons Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Bootle funeral home

Here at Thompsons Funeral Directors we are committed to you and making your loved one’s goodbye special. What matters to you, matters to us, we strive to serve you in the most dignified and passionate way possible. Our funeral home is on the corner of Brewster Street and Bedford Road, so we are in the middle of Bootle and Walton, which is where our founder Mr Ken Thompson, was a former MP.

Since the 1940s, Thompsons Funeral Directors have been giving an unparalleled standard of funeral care to the Merseyside community. We are highly compassion, considerate and experienced, so we will take our time to truly understand your needs. No two funerals are the same, we specialise in creating bespoke and unique funeral services. We will listen, guide and assist you in every decision to ensure your loved one gets a farewell that reflects their life.

We are here to help, which is why we offer a 24 hour service, where you can count on us to give you our full support and guidance.

What we offer

  • Guidance at every step from our funeral experts
  • Arrangements tailored to the preferences of you and your family
  • Expertise and knowledge of the local area
  • A burial or cremation at your choice of local crematorium or cemetery
  • Services suitable for all faiths and cultures
  • A chapel of rest where you can visit your loved one
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and limousines
  • 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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1195
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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.
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  • The Simple Funeral

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
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    From
    £1930
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.

    The Simple Funeral

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    From
    £1930
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2295
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2295
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1199 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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  • The Bootle Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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    From
    £3435
    plus £3835 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £3835 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Bootle Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £3435
    plus £3835 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £3835 Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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Where to find us

Address

Bedford House
274 Bedford Road
Bootle L20 9NE
GB

Directions and Parking

Located on the corner of Bedford Road and Brewster Street.

There is car parking available on surrounding streets.

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 933 0202

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 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
thomson's was excellent
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one. We are grateful of receiving your online review.
Rating 5.0
The assistance in planning was
most helpful. Each stage was explained fully & options presented clearly. The service was planned according to our wishes & conducted by the celebrant in an appropriate & dignified manner. The funeral was exactly as the family requested.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Cousin. I am pleased you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Could not fault the staff in any way would like to thank Lizzy and Helen for all the effort they both did a fantastic job in making sure everything went to plan.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult
Rating 5.0
This is the third time we have used Thompsons in Bootle, and every time they have gone above and beyond. We cannot rate them highly enough. The staff are amazing. Debbie has been our main contact. She was compassionate, efficient and we really could not have had such a stress free sad occasion without her help.
Also, I need to mention Sharon, the funeral car drivers and the the Rev. Josie Williams who also played a major part in the reduced stress of a truly sad time. The biggest thank you to each and every one.
We also found that a prepaid funeral contributed to the smoothness of everything. Highly recommended.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Thompsons Funeral Directors and highlighting members of our team who have made a difference to your personal experience. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
A huge thank you to Lizzie, Sharon and all the wonderful team for the care they shown us on the day of the funeral and beforehand.
Having the funeral plan in place made everything so much easier for us as a family in dealing with our Loss.
I can't thank them enough for their the guidance and help.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
the funeral was professionally run and I couldn't of asked for a better arrangement on the day. No hiccups and definitely recommend.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
From our first visit to our last we found all the team really kind and helpful Lizzie looked after everything for us and i gave to mention Dave and the team who were really prifessional on the day of the funeral we would highly reccomend Thompsons
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Thank you for your lovely words.
Rating 5.0
All at Thompsons, were professional and extremely helpful throughout this difficult time . In particular Lizzie, steered us in the right direction to enable ,a moving and individual funeral take place . We had to use Thompsons for our Mum and Brother , who both RIP in a matter of weeks of each other. Thank you All we are full of appreciation, for all face to face,telephone,Mail, e- mail communication .
Thank you, would always recommend this service X
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and friendly, the funeral went without any hiccups and the speaker did a good job. Not much else to say really. Funerals are expensive no matter where you go, this basic one cost us 3 grand...I can get a 28 ton 58 foot narrowboat taken by road to Manchester and back for less, but it is what it is. All in all good service and no complaints.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Lizzy was fantastic
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Thank you. It means a great deal when people highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
I know it's their job to be caring and kind but I really felt comfortable with all Staff at Thompson's each step of the way which lowered the anxiety levels at a sad and difficult time.

I was so pleased with everything - flowers, being able to drive past Mum's home, memory cards - all lovely.

Dave, believe me, I don't make a habit of taking pictures at funerals - it just sort of evolved and was our moment of levity.
Response from Thompsons Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
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