Manchester Funeral Directors


Guide to Funeral Directors in Manchester

Find funeral directors in Manchester. Funeral Guide is the UK's most popular funeral director comparison site, with clear and comprehensive pricing, and verified, independent reviews.

Simply click on a funeral director’s profile to learn more about the services they provide, read independent customer reviews, and find out how to contact them to discuss funeral arrangements for your loved one.

How much does a funeral cost in Manchester?


The average cost of a simple funeral in Manchester is £1,858.91, which is relatively high compared to less metropolitan areas. However, a larger number of funeral directors to choose from means you should be able to find one to fit your budget and needs.

How much does cremation and burial cost in Manchester?


The average cost of cremation in Manchester is £789.25 and the average cost of burial in Manchester is £1,783.63. That puts the North West city at slightly more expensive than the national average for burial and slightly less expensive for cremations.

Manchester City Council operates seven cemeteries in the area, with a cemetery and crematorium at Blackley. These cemeteries are open every day of the year, while cremations take place Monday to Friday. Other crematoria and cemeteries are available in Altrincham, Stockport, Tameside and Salford.

What do funeral directors in Manchester offer?


One of the North of England’s major cities, Manchester has a population of over half a million, with over 2.5 million people living in the greater surrounding area. Greater Manchester is the UK’s second most populous urban area after London. Serving the culturally diverse population are over 200 funeral homes operating across the city.

With a relatively large proportion of Asian and Middle Eastern residents, Manchester is a multicultural city, home to many different religions, including Islam and Hinduism. As a result, many Manchester funeral directors have experience arranging funerals for people of different faiths and there are several funeral homes specialising in offering Muslim funeral services.

Are there humanist celebrants in Manchester?


Approximately 20% of people living in Manchester identify as having no religion. This means that most funeral directors in Manchester are likely to have extensive experience with secular, non-religious or Humanist funeral services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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  • Agecroft Crematorium

    Manchester, M27 8SS

  • The Manchester Crematorium Ltd

    Manchester, M21 7GZ

  • Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium

    Manchester, M9 8JP

  • Peel Green Crematorium

    Salford, M30 7LW

  • Middleton Crematorium

    Middleton, M24 2PN

  • Philips Park Cemetery

    Manchester, M40 2XP

  • Agecroft Cemetery and Cremetorium

    Salford, M27 8SS

  • Stretford Cemetery

    Stretford, M32 8HX

  • Southern Cemetery

    Manchester, M21 7GL

  • St Josephs Cemetery

    Moston, M40 9QL

  • Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium

    Manchester, M9 8PJ

  • Gorton Cemetery

    Manchester, M18 7LB

  • Droylsden Cemetery

    Droylsden, M43 6QA

  • Failsworth Cemetery

    Manchester, M35 0RS

  • Swinton Cemetery

    Salford, M27 9TE

  • Urmston Cemetery

    Urmston, M41 9HF

  • Peel Green Cemetery

    Salford, M30 7LW

  • Sale Cemetery

    Sale, M33 4AD

  • Hollinwood Cemetery

    Oldham, OL8 3LU

  • St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

    Manchester, M28 2UJ

Nearest Funeral Directors (Manchester)

Latest Verified Reviews

Judith Yates 7 hours ago

As Johnsons was temporarily closed our funeral was carried out by Cooperative funerals in Eccles. Except for a slight problem with the layout of the order of service with the printers which was resolved, everything was very well cared for. Well organised on the day by Sam.

Alison Gallagher 1 week ago

Francesca, Julie and limousine driver all lovely.  Thank you for making mum’s final journey so smooth and uncomplicated.

Brian Gledhill 1 week ago

Could not fault the service received from Amanda and all at Ashton. Many thanks

Barbara Ovens 1 week ago

The very best. Glad I chose to put my mother's funeral in such caring professional hands at such an emotional time. They went above and beyond to ensure everything I wanted for my mother was achieved. Kept in constant contact with me in a respectful and empathetic way. Definitely a 5 star service

Alicia Joynes 1 week ago

Thank you so much, my husbands funeral was so dignified and our daughter and myself was helped and guided all the way through it. I have to also thank you for recommending Mr Mike Haygarth for the most amazing tribute, it really summed Stan up.