T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors, Holmfirth

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Rating 5.0
based on 39 reviews

About our Holmfirth funeral home

T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors in Holmfirth, Huddersfield, are your local Dignity funeral directors, helping to serve our cherished local community.

Our purpose built funeral home has a warm, welcoming reception area designed to help you feel at ease. We have private arrangement and meeting rooms, as well as a peaceful service and viewing chapel.

The funeral home has full disabled access and toilets.

We were established in 1929 as the first funeral director to serve the Huddersfield community. Since then we have grown, continuing to put emphasis on our exceptional standards of service.

We are available by telephone 24 hours a day, to ensure you can reach us whenever you need our assistance. Call us at a time that suits you on 01484 683322.

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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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Huddersfield, from £2,245

    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 01484 683322
  • Simple Funeral Service in Huddersfield, from £1,600

    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 01484 683322

Where to find us

Address

Holme Valley Funeral Home
Woodhead Road
Huddersfield HD9 2PR
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the left just after the turn into Victoria Mills cul-de-sac.

There is off road parking available, and there are regular bus links from Holmfirth and Huddersfield.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01484 683322 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 39 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service we received was absolutely first class. We thank everyone, especially Fiona, for their kindness, consideration and attention to detail.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and support from beginning to end from all the staff at T W Birks, with special thanks to Joy Newton.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
T W Birks gave outstanding service when my mother died, unexpectedly, whilst I was out of the country on holiday. I couldn't have asked for more support and understanding during this difficult time.

From the first phone call from Malta ... to the final farewell I couldn't fault them.

Following my experience and recommendation; several other friends and family have now pre-booked their funeral plans with T W Birks.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
The staff of T W Birks & Son arranged my wife's funeral with the utmost professionalism and sympathy. They orchestrated the funeral day exactly as we wished, even the last minute changes, to ensure it ran like clockwork. All who attended were highly impressed. I have no hesitation in recommending them to everyone.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
The whole experience with TW Birks was second to none from start to finish. The staff were compassionate, caring, understanding and very organised. The funeral was flawless. The whole event was made so easier by the way Birks dealt with everything. Thank you.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Holme Valley Funeral Home to take care of your loved one. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
A very caring, professional and dignified service... Thank you all!
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for posting your review online.
Rating 5.0
Fiona was the main person who did all our service, nothIngleton was to much for her.she always rang us to let us know what was happening, also she sent us photos of the brocher to make sure we got what we asked for.her service followed right upto the wake after.I caren't tell you how much we was thankful for all the work and the wonderful service we got from the drivers as well.Thank you all.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. It makes a difficult time a little easier and I am pleased that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
The whole service was excellent.

Martin carried out the initial interview and took us through the whole process, discussing options and choices. He did not encourage us to choose the most expensive options and allowed us time to chat between ourselves so that the final package suited us well. He took plenty of time and we were not rushed at all.

Fiona chose to be our funeral director for Dad's funeral because she had taken my Mother's funeral 7 years ago. The continuity was a nice touch because she had provided very good service last time around. The whole process was carried out sympathetically, efficiently and calmly.

I was impressed with how the service has continued to improve over 7 year. I liked:

-The Wide range of Stationary choices
-The opportunity to include 5 photographs on the Order of Service
-The Many choices of coffins and flowers
-Opportunity to view the service live and for 28 days afterwards on the Obitus website which meant that brother in Australia could
watch

On the actual day I was impressed by the way Fiona walked in front of the hearse in front of Dad's house and again when we approached the Crematorium, despite pouring rain. She, along with the Bearers and the Celebrant, bowed to the coffin on occasions. Both these actions were very touching and respectful.

During the lead up to the funeral and throughout the funeral day Fiona checked with us that everything was going well and guided us through the process. She also followed up with a phone call after the funeral day. The whole of the proceedings were thoroughly professionally.

Thank you
Hazel Marshall
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments on your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and we were able to make a difficult time a little easier for you and the family.
Rating 5.0
Excellent funeral arrangements. Everything was managed efficiently to cater for our requirements and cannot be faulted.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for T W Birks. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that the team looked after you and your family well.
Rating 5.0
We chose TW Birks because they had hanndled my Mothers funeral 12 years ago and were local to where my Father lived. Once again they provided an excellent service from our first telephone call right the way through the process until beyond the funeral. They showed great sympathy and empathy and nothing was too much trouble.
We particularly liked the option of being able to choose an Order of Service Cover featuring The Flying Scotsman, which resonated with my Father as his was the engine that pulled the carriages when he and Mum went away on honeymoon.
The funeral directors were avilable to help with any queries no matter how small. They arranged a lovely funeral and gave our father a really good send off.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that it all went well for you and the family.
Rating 5.0
very good excellent. thank you for my mothers funeral. all my family and friends say it went well . she would of been very pleased am sure. thank you from us all
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Joy for managing the funeral of both my mother and my nephew.

She delivered an outstanding level of service to our family at a very difficult time.

Thanks to her helpful suggestions identifying a celebrant, venue, flowers and order of service, she eased much of our families distress by ensuring every detail of the funeral was taken care of with great sensitivity and discretion.

Joy has excellent people skills, a gift for listening carefully and an air of re-assuring clam that made us all feel we were in safe hands.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank all the staff at T W Birks enough. Throughout the whole process they were efficient and professional, whilst remaining compassionate and caring.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service and support we received from Fiona was first class
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Ian and all the staff at the Holmfirth branch were amazing throughout what was a very difficult time. They looked after our loved one with total professionalism and it felt like he was with family. We can’t thank them enough.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for 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
The service from TW Birks was excellent. There was a very thoughtful attention to detail so that even my brother in New Zealand was included in the arrangements. Everything went off without a hitch and with minimum effort on our part. Things we wanted were noted and we did not have to ask again. We were extremely satisfied with the service we received and would not hesitate to recommend TW Birks to anyone.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I dealt with Ian for all the funeral arrangements, he was very compassionate to my requests, nothing was too much trouble and everything went to plan which made the day a lot easier, couldn’t of wished for a better service.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A very professional service from all staff involved, helping our family through a sad time.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I cannot rate T W Birks & Son more. They were fantastic from start to finish.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Over and above. Joy was wonderful, sensitive, genuinely caring, available whenever we needed her, gave us her time. The funeral went well and all our wishes were met. Things were allowed to be changed late into the arrangements, nothing was too much trouble. We could see Mac and Christopher whenever we wanted.

If I was being incredibly picky and looking for the slightest improvements that could be made:
music in the chapel needs to be more selective (however this was changed for Mac).
Perhaps a bit more info on burial and perhaps advising us to go and look - still not sure whether there was any choice of 'plot'.
Of course non of this matters. They helped us survive the worst event of our lives
From Rachael and her daughters, Annapurna, Athena and Amira and Heather - Mac's girlfriend.
Response from T W Birks & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
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