Independent Funeral Directors

Phone Number: 01695 424 888

Burscough: 01704 891555

Bespoke Funeral Services
Ormskirk, Aughton, Burscough, Lancashire

MLS Independent Funeral Directors is a family-owned and run business with three generations of the family offering both female and male qualified funeral directors that has been serving the people of Ormskirk, Aughton, Burscough and surrounding areas for over 27 years.

Bespoke Funeral Services Ormskirk, LancashireWe pride ourselves on providing our clients with a personal and attentive service of the highest standard so, for whatever reason you require our help, you can rest assured of our best attention at all times.

In the event of a death, a member of our staff is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Please call us today on 01695 424 888 you can also use our contact form to forward your details for more information.

Independent Funeral Directors

We are a firm of Independent Family Funeral Directors. They, together with our highly trained staff, all work to the highest possible standards to provide a genuine caring and professional service. Our most significant source of funerals is a recommendation.

As we are not part of a large conglomerate with corporate headquarters and highly paid executives, we can supply a first-class service at reasonable costs; we pride ourselves on quality above all. We have a traditional approach, though each funeral will be different as we are very much guided by those requesting our services. We will do our very best to carry out your wishes in full.

Funeral Plans

A funeral plan allows you to pay upfront or in monthly instalments for your funeral, so your relatives don't have to cover the additional costs themselves. However, you should carefully consider reading the fine print, so you know what your funeral plan either includes or excludes.

Therefore, carefully check the full pre-paid funeral plans before signing details. There are two main ways you can purchase your pre-paid funeral plans. You can either make your purchase from a dedicated pre-paid service provider.

You can also buy similar plans from a local funeral director. You should always check to see if you will incur any cancellation charges should you decide to cancel your policy.

Pre-paid Funeral plans allow you to select every funeral detail from how your body is prepared, to the viewing arrangements.

If you desire there shall be an open-casket or a closed casket service. The type and style of coffin and the entire funeral service can be picked out by the client.

You can decide to be cremated or buried. If there was a special kind of flower that you liked, you could determine the type of memorial card and book for your loved ones to receive. Your chosen funeral director will usually take note of all your final wishes.

Support And Advice

At MLS Independent Funeral Directors, we understand how difficult it is when you lose a loved one. In so many cases, it might be the first time you have had to arrange a funeral so it can be useful to have expert guidance to help you through the process.

There are many things to consider, and by having the professionalism, understanding and support from a caring funeral director can help ease this emotional time.

Our family-owned funeral directors will help you with all the funeral arrangements, making sure everything happens at the right time, in the right place and with the right people present.


Choosing a suitable memorial for your loved one can be a difficult decision to make. A memorial is a lasting tribute and one that will last for generations. We will be more than happy to help guide you through this emotional time and help you create a memorial of eternal beauty.

We will help you decide what type of stone you prefer. Take time choosing the wording.

We understand this takes time and needs to be a fitting tribute to your loved one. It might be that your loved one had a specific memorial in mind and you are carrying out their final wishes.

It is also worth contacting the cemetery where your loved one has been laid to rest. Some cemeteries will only allow specific sizes and shapes.

There might also be regulations on the type or colour of stone to be used. We will be happy to help and advise you on any restrictions that your chosen cemetery have in place.

Chapels Of Rest

A chapel of rest is a room or building, often attached to or within a funeral home, where families and loved ones can come and view someone who has died before their funeral takes place.

We have chapels of rest in Aughton and Burscough within our new funeral home's.

We believe that by having the availability of our caring female and male staff has been particularly welcomed by many bereaved families.

When you have contacted us, we will help you throughout your time of need; this allows them to build a relationship with you. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Independent Funeral Directors?

Independent funeral directors are privately-owned businesses run by small teams, rather than those managed by a large corporate chain.

They are usually family-run businesses that pride themselves on their quality of customer service, and many have been in business for generations. Independent funeral directors generally have close community ties, having built their reputations over generations.

What do I do when someone dies?

As soon as you can, you will need to get a medical certificate, register the death and arrange the funeral.

What will a funeral director ask?

If the death certificate has to be filed, the funeral director will ask for information such as the deceased's social security number, birth and death dates, military status and place of death. They will also ask if the deceased had any requests to abide by, that are documented in their will or funeral plan.

How do I choose a funeral director?

There are many ways to choose a funeral director. In most cases, a local independent funeral director with strong ties to the community are a good choice. There is also word of mouth recommendations from friends or other family members. Another way to find a funeral director is to search the internet in your local or desired area and look at the funeral directors website and what options you have.

Who pays for funeral costs?

When paying for a funeral, it can be family, friends or the council who would pay. They can seek to recover the costs from the estate of the person who died. Sometimes, you might find that their estate is not large enough to cover this.

If the person who died had other debts, funeral costs would usually be paid first. If the deceased had a pre-paid funeral plan, this would also to pay for all or part of the funeral depending if the policy has enough funds.

What do funeral directors do?

The role of a funeral director is to arrange for care of the deceased, offer guidance and support to the family. They will take care of your loved one and help you with all the funeral arrangements.

What does a simple funeral consist of?

A simple funeral would consist of a coffin, a chauffeur-driven hearse and a thoroughly trained and qualified funeral director. No matter how simple the funeral is, you and your loved one will still get the same level of understanding and care.

How do funeral plans work?

You would pay either a lump sum or pay by monthly instalments to either a funeral director or a funeral plan provider. The money you invested would then be released to pay for your funeral.

How do funeral notices work?

A funeral notice announces a person's death and provides friends and family with details of when and where your funeral is to be conducted.

The wishes of the family are of paramount importance to us, and we have the desire to ensure that everyone is comforted with the service they receive.

Independent Funeral Director in Ormskirk

MLS Independent Funeral Directors are a family concern which is owned and managed by The Hunter Family with over 27 years of experience.

We offer 24 Hour Personal Service, private chapels of rest, Golden Charter pre-paid funeral plans are available, and we can supply and erect memorials for you. We have strong ties with our local community.

We are highly professional, organised, experienced, and above all, understanding. Our caring and devoted team are on hand to help you through one of the most emotional and stressful times of your life. If required, we can visit you at your address to discuss arrangements.

We operate a 24-hour call-out service.

Our office and Chapels of Rest are open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm also evening and weekends by appointment.

Here at MLS Independent Funeral Directors, we offer Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans, the UK's leading independent funeral plan provider.

Please call us today for information about our bespoke funeral services in Ormskirk, Aughton, Burscough and Lancashire. Call 01695 424 888 you can also use our contact form to forward your details for more information.

MLS Independent Funeral Directors

20 Moss Delph Lane



Lancashire L39 5DZ

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