Each of our funerals are individual and special, in testimony to a person's life

We will personally take care of everything for you and guide you through the various stages of the funeral arrangements. As experienced funeral directors, we are here to support you during this difficult time by making all the necessary arrangements.

We understand the importance of knowing that your loved one is in good hands so we place emphasis on professionalism, care and consideration. We believe each funeral should be individual and special, in testimony to a person's life. We aim to be entirely accommodating of your wishes and offer our expertise, care and support at all times.

Private Chapel

Radcliffe Funeral Services - Private Chapel

We have private chapels of rest where you can spend time as a family or alone with your loved one if you wish.


Radcliffe Funeral Services - Flowers

We appreciate that there are elements of the funeral that you may wish to arrange yourself. Some people prefer to order their own flowers, whilst others prefer that we do.


Radcliffe Funeral Services - Catering

We can organise catering at your home or at a venue you may wish to use.

Remembrance Jewellery

Radcliffe Funeral Services - Remembrance Jewellery

Ashes can be made in to coloured glass paperweights and set within a range of beautiful jewellery as a cherished memory of your loved one.

When Someone Dies

First Steps

When someone has passed away, we are always on hand to provide support through this difficult time. We are available 24/7 and would advise that you contact us straight away once a death occurs.

We can then arrange to bring the person who has died into our care at one of our funeral homes. If the death has occurred in a hospital, it is not necessary for us to attend straight away however we are still available to offer advice and guidance. If the death has occurred in a home or nursing home, we will attend straight away to bring the deceased back in to our care once the Doctor or nurse has authorised us to do so.

If someone has died at home unexpectedly, the emergency services should be notified. They will contact the local coroner who may wish to investigate the cause of death. We would advise that you contact us straight away once a death occurs.

We will then arrange a suitable time to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or at one of our funeral homes to go through the next steps and take care of all the necessary arrangements.

If the death occurs some distance from home, we can still make all the necessary arrangements and assist with arranging repatriation where necessary.


A death should normally be registered within five days unless the Coroner is considering the circumstances. There are occasions where the five-day period may be extended.

During the registration appointment, the registrar will require the following information:

  • Full name of the deceased. If the deceased was a married woman, her maiden name.
  • Usual address.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Occupation. If the deceased was a married woman, the full name and occupation of her husband.
  • Name and date of birth of any surviving widow or widower.
  • Was the deceased in receipt of any state pension or benefit.
  • The informant's name, address, and relationship to the deceased.

It is also helpful, but not essential, for the following documents (of the deceased) to be available when registering:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • NHS Medical Card
  • Proof of address (e.g., Utility bill)

When registering the death, it is recommended that the ‘Tell Us Once’ scheme is used. This is an online facility designed to enable those registering a death to notify a variety of government agencies on a single occasion such as the Passport Office, DVLA and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Once the death has been registered, you will be able to purchase Certified Copies of the Entry (Death Certificates) at a cost of £11.00 each.