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Funeral Directors in Cheshire

Find out everything you need to know about planning a funeral in Cheshire, including how to hire a local funeral director and which churches and wake venues are available for hire in the area.

Highly rated Funeral Directors in Cheshire

If you need to organise a funeral in Cheshire then the following funeral directors are here to help. Each company is rated and reviewed by local Cheshire residents to help you hire someone that your local community trusts.

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Why choose a funeral director in Cheshire?

There are a number of Cheshire funeral directors listed on Thomson Local, so if you are planning a funeral in the area, you can be confident that expert help is available to guide you through this difficult time.

The county of Cheshire is located in the North West of England, close to Merseyside and Greater Manchester and has a population of about 2.2 million people. The area is well-known for the county town of Chester, however, the biggest town in Cheshire is actually Warrington.

Cheshire is also home to a large part of the Peak District, which is one of Britain’s oldest and most attractive national parks. So if you or your loved one have a passion for the outdoors then Cheshire is a wonderful choice for a final resting place.

The most historic churches in Cheshire for a funeral

There are hundreds of churches in Cheshire, over 40 of which are Grade I listed, including the following:

Chester Cathedral

An example of Chester Cathedral on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
9 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU

Located in Chester, the Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. Its history dates back to around 1272 with initial work on the building completed by local architect Richard Lenginour. Like many other Grade I listed buildings significant modifications have been carried out over the years, with major medieval styles, including Perpendicular and Norman, evident in the architecture.

The cathedral can be hired for funerals, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the Chester Cathedral website.

St Mary's Church

An example of St Mary's Church on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Market Square, Nantwich, CW5 5DG

St Mary’s Church is located in the centre of Nantwich, Cheshire and dates back to the 14th century. As a Grade I listed building it is recognised for its historical and architectural value to the area, with many people referring to it as the “Cathedral of South Cheshire”.

St Mary's Church can be booked for a funeral, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the official St Mary’s Church website.

St John the Baptist's Church

An example of St John the Baptist's Church on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
St. John Street, Chester, CH1 1SN

St John the Baptist's Church is located in Chester, Cheshire and was founded in AD 689 by King Aethelred. The church was considered to be a cathedral during the Middle Ages and is now a Grade I listed building. Many locals consider the church to be one of the best examples of 11th-century architecture in the Cheshire area.

If you would like to hire St John the Baptist’s Church for a funeral, you can either speak to your funeral director or contact the church directly on the official St John the Baptist’s Church website.

The All Saints Lewis Carroll Centre

An example of The All Saints Lewis Carroll Centre on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
All Saints Vicarage Daresbury Lane, Daresbury, WA4 4AE

All Saints' Church is located in the village of Daresbury, Cheshire and dates back to a 12th-century chapelry that was founded on the same site. The church is well-known for its ties to Lewis Carroll, the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and even features characters from the story in its stained glass windows.

If you would like to hire The All Saints Lewis Carroll Centre for a funeral in Cheshire, all you need to do is speak to your funeral director or visit the official All Saints Lewis Carroll Centre website.

St Peter's Church, Delamere

An example of St Peter's Church, Delamere on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
59 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

St Peter's Church is located in the village of Delamere in Cheshire. It was built in 1817 based on the inspired designs of James Gunnery, with funding provided by the Freemasons. The church was reportedly built to honour the Duke of Wellington's victory in the Battle of Waterloo. Today the church is a Grade II listed building, with a beautiful clock face on the south side and ashlar buff Manley sandstone adorning its walls.

If you would like to book St Peter's Church, Delamere for a funeral, please contact your funeral director or reach out to the church directly on the St Peter's Church website.

How to find a crematorium in Cheshire

A cremation is often the preferred choice over a burial. This can be for many reasons, including religion, personal choice or to simply control the costs of the funeral via a direct cremation. If you are opting for a cremation over a burial for your loved one then the following Cheshire crematoriums will be able to help.

Wake venues in Cheshire for hire

Wakes are often held after the funeral and give family and friends of the deceased the opportunity to gather together in memory of the person that has passed. Many people see the wake as an opportunity to share stories about the deceased, including insights into the type of person they were.

Generally, a wake is held in a venue that can accommodate the desired number of friends and family that wish to attend. Food and drinks are usually provided for guests, so it’s not uncommon for pubs and function rooms to be chosen for their practicality. If you would like to hire a wake venue in Cheshire then the following locations are well worth considering.

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

An example of Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Main Road, Cheshire, CW5 6DQ

Rookery Hall is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside with easy access from Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. The venue boasts 8 meeting rooms with a total capacity of up to 200 guests.

If you would like to hire Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa for a wake, please contact your funeral director or reach out to the venue directly on the Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa website.

Crewe Hall

An example of Crewe Hall on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Weston Road, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ

Crewe Hall is set in lush green grounds and boasts a grand and historically rich exterior. The hall also offers 25 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of up to 364 guests. There is also an award-winning restaurant on-site, so catering can be provided for a wake.

To find out more or to make a booking, please contact the venue direct on the Crewe Hall website.

Congleton Town Hall

An example of Congleton Town Hall on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
High Street, Cheshire, CW12 1BN

This Victorian Gothic building caters for a wide variety of events and functions, including wakes. Each of the three meeting rooms have been painstakingly restored to capture their historical charm and have a total capacity for up to 220 guests.

If you would like to hire the venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Congleton Town Hall website.

ABode Chester

An example of ABode Chester on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Grosvenor Road, Cheshire, CH1 2DJ

The ABode in Chester is a modern hotel with breathtaking views over the city and surrounding countryside. The hotel caters to functions such as wakes, with an onsite brasserie and two meeting rooms that can cater for up to 140 guests.

To hire the venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the ABode Chester website.

The Hillcrest Hotel

An example of The Hillcrest Hotel on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
75 Cronton Lane, Cheshire, WA8 9AR

The Hillcrest Hotel is located in Widnes, Cheshire and is within easy reach from nearby cities such as Liverpool and Manchester via the M6 and M62. The venue is able to cater to wakes, with three meeting rooms available and a total guest capacity of up to 150 people.

If you would like to hire the venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Hillcrest Hotel website.

Florists in Cheshire for funeral flowers

If you want to demonstrate your sympathy and consideration to fellow mourners then flowers are a universally accepted gift. You may find though that with such a large selection of flowers to choose from, it might be difficult to know which flowers to buy. Fortunately, the following Florists in Cheshire are able to help.

Places to scatter ashes in Cheshire

Following the cremation of a loved one, many people prefer to keep the ashes in an urn so that they can feel close to them. Others choose to scatter the ashes in a place chosen by the deceased prior to their death or in a place that feels like a fitting choice for them.

If you are planning to scatter the ashes of someone in Cheshire then the following locations are well-worth your consideration.

Delamere Forest

An example of Delamere Forest on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Delamere Forest, Cheshire

This large wooded area in Cheshire comprises of 950 hectares of forest, with abundant wildlife and camping areas. The location is also home to Blakemere Moss, which is a well-known site of “specific scientific interest” due to its large numbers of dragonflies.

Leasowe Common

An example of Leasowe Common on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Leasowe Common, Cheshire

Located in North Wirral Coastal Park, Leasowe Common is a pretty green space that sits adjacent to Moreton Beach. The beach itself was awarded the highest award for water quality from the EU and is listed in the Good Beach Guide. On the first and third Sunday of the month during April and September, you can also visit the Leasowe Lighthouse, which is the oldest rock-built lighthouse in the EU.

Lyme Park

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Lyme Park, Cheshire

This sprawling 1,400-acre estate is located below Disley in Cheshire and is packed with abundant woodland and wonderful views. The estate includes a Grade I listed 16th-century mansion house with extensive gardens roamed by wild deer. It was also heavily featured in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Porthdinllaen

An example of Porthdinllaen on the Funeral Directors in Cheshire page on Thomson Local.
Porthdinllaen, Cheshire

This idyllic 18th-century fishing village is located in the Llyn Peninsula of North Wales and features the beautiful beach at Morfa Nefyn. Visitors are encouraged to pay a visit to the unforgettable Aysgarth Falls and to take part in the many peaceful walking opportunities throughout the surrounding forests.

Beeston

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Beeston, Cheshire,

If you or your loved one appreciate majestic castles and wonderful views then Beeston is well worth your visit. Visitors to the area can climb to the top of the hill to appreciate Beeston Castle before taking in the panoramic views over the eight counties of Wales and the Welsh Mountains. Or if you prefer, you can have a gentle stroll along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Remember to always consult the landowner or local authority for permission before scattering ashes.

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