Say a fitting farewell in Manchester

Arrange a local direct cremation from £895, with the help of our award-winning team. So you can say goodbye at a time and place that feel right.

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The service was excellent and you would not get better by going to a high street funeral director and paying 2 or 3 times as much. We couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our brother.
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Terry, funeral customer

Do it your way

Create the send-off you want, when you’re ready. With more time to grieve, plan, and get everyone together.

It’s simpler

Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral. Things like a hearse, an organist, or arranging parking.

It’s cheaper

We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral, saving you thousands.

A Manchester Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Manchester Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Losing a loved one is hard. To make things a little easier, we'll pair you up with someone in our team.

With experience across Higher Blackley, Moston, Charlestown, Stockport, Salford, Stretford and beyond, they’ll listen to what you want and need, answer your questions and guide you through everything.

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Direct cremation.
It’s a funeral done your way.

Direct cremation is simply a cremation without a funeral service. It’s fast becoming the choice of families who want to choose how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.

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We arrange the cremation

Wherever you are in England and Wales, we’ll bring your loved one to our chapel of rest. Then complete all the paperwork and arrange the cremation.

On the day

We’ll transport them to a local crematorium and carry out a cremation you don’t attend. We’re always available if you need a chat.

We hand-deliver the ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in your choice of urn, or scatter them for you. We can also give ideas and advice on arranging a fitting send-off.

We met up with family and said goodbye together in our way. The way mum wanted. Fantastic value, fantastic staff, fantastic company that’s with you every step of the way.

Jenny, who arranged a funeral with farewill

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Planning your own reception or memorial

Instead of a funeral service, a memorial can give you the chance to come together with friends and family and celebrate your loved one’s life. If this is something you’re considering, these ideas from our team could help you get started.

Memorial ideas in Manchester

Pay tribute to your loved one with a plaque at the Gardens of Remembrance at a Manchester crematorium, dedicate a tree to them in the woodlands surrounding the city, or erect a bench in their favourite park.

Unique wake venues in Manchester

Cheer on the football at Old Trafford, enjoy a picnic and a walk at Alexandra Park, or soak up the art on offer at Manchester Art Gallery and celebrate the life of your loved one.

Where to scatter ashes in Manchester

Take a walk through the Peak District, stroll along the River Irwell, or enjoy a peaceful walk through the forest of Bowland and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that meant a lot to them.

Find your funeral directors in Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough located in Greater Manchester, England. There are many churches in Manchester, including Christ Church Manchester, and Our Lady and St John. Many of these churches retained their original architecture, while others needed to be rebuilt and repaired after being bombed during the wars. 

Manchester, and the surrounding areas of Wigan, East Lancashire, and Salford, have several cemeteries and crematoriums. The East Lancashire Crematorium, for example, has beautiful rooms and grounds that are a wonderful place to pay tribute to your loved one. 

There are also many places of natural beauty where to scatter your loved one’s ashes, such as the Peak District National Park or the Forest of Bowland.

How much do funerals and cremations cost in Manchester?

The average cost of a funeral in Manchester is around £4,300, but costs can vary depending on the type of funeral you would like to arrange. While this isn’t the highest in the North West of England, it is one of the more expensive areas in the North West to arrange a funeral. You can arrange a meaningful goodbye with a direct cremation in Manchester and its surrounding areas. 

Areas we cover in Manchester

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Manchester, including Deansgate, Salford, Wilmslow, Stockport, Disbury, Trafford, Wigan, Manchester City and Oldham.

We’ll bring your loved one into our care, no matter the distance, arrange the cremation and hand-deliver their ashes back to you anywhere in Manchester.

Our local experts can also help you find somewhere to hold a memorial service in Manchester.

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Create a meaningful funeral today

We’ve helped thousands of families deal with life’s toughest moments, and we’re here to support you whenever you need.

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016 1884 1078
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