At Herbert Murray we understand that when a loved one dies arranging the funeral can seem daunting. Most people have never experienced having to arrange a funeral before and simply do not know where to begin. With this and the feelings of emotional upset can be extremely overwhelming.

We are here to guide and support you throughout your journey. We are available to answer any questions you may have on 0161-962-3456 or alternatively you can read the following guides in your own time.

In all circumstances, we strongly recommend you contact Herbert Murray Funeral Directors as soon as possible. That way we can support and guide you through the process. We will take as much information as you are comfortable giving and will be at hand to make the funeral arrangements when you are ready. You can do this by coming into our office or we can make the arrangements in the comfort of your own home.

It is important that you know we are here to support you and that you are not alone during this difficult time.

At Herbert Murray Funeral Directors we want each funeral to be a true and unique reflection of a person’s life. Every person is individual and have individual tastes, we want these to be expressed during the funeral as these are usually the things we love most about them. There are many ways to commemorate a person’s life, some things to consider are



For many, choosing the right coffin can be a difficult decision. We are able to support you when making this choice. By listening to your wishes we will be able to guide you to a coffin which is a unique and fitting tribute to your loved one. Our coffins range from Traditional coffins to bespoke coffins. Here are some examples of the coffins we have in our range. Please feel free to contact us to see our full range.

Ashes Caskets

We offer a range of ashes caskets to ensure that when you are ready to make the decision of where your loved ones ashes will rest they are suitably taken care of. Below shows traditional caskets and urns, biodegradable ashes boxes and we also have a range of keepsake products.

Jewellery & Mementos

We can arrange to have a beautifully bespoke memento of your loved one. This can be made in various ways such as an item of jewellery, teddy bears or cushions… please feel free to call us to discuss in more detail


We will help you to arrange a suitable memorial for your loved one and will be able to discuss this and support you during the funeral arrangement.


We encourage you to call us to go through a no obligation estimate of costs. At Herbert Murray Funeral Directors we are aware that funerals are often an unexpected expense. We will provide you with an honest and fair estimate and will remain discreet always. We know that not everyone has the same budget when it comes to arranging funerals. No matter what choices you make we assure you we will treat your loved one with the upmost dignity and respect at all times.

You can arrange for a solicitor or a bank to pay the final balance of the funeral, however the responsibility for the payment will remain with our client.

Our costs are made up of the following:

  • Professional Services

    Including suitable advice and guidance. Liaising with third parties and arranging all personnel required for the attendance of the funeral.

  • Supplementary charges

    including transportation and preparation if the deceased, bringing the deceased into care and the use of the chapel of rest.

  • Coffin or casket

  • Additional Extras

    Limousines, embalming, additional mileage and scatter tubes or Ashes Caskets

  • Third Party Fees

    These are classed as disbursements and are the payments we pay on your behalf. Such as Crematorium and cemetery fees, Minister and Church fees. Flowers, order of service and obituary notice.

At Herbert Murray Funeral Directors we require the Third Party fees as a deposit payment as these payments are made before the funeral takes place. We expect the remainder of the balance to be paid in full 30 days after the funeral has taken place.

Please let us know if there is any aspect of our invoice you are unsure of.

Also, please let us know if you expect the balance of the funeral to be paid by their estate.
Here at Herbert Murray we offer pre-paid funeral plans. Please contact us to discuss this.

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