Funerals in Preston

For Funerals in Preston we provide a bespoke funerals service that meets and exceeds the expectations of our clients. We have the necessary expertise in Preston to plan funerals that meet any budgetary requirement. For more information on funerals in Preston, speak to one of our team on 01772 885 775

Funeral Directors

Our funeral directors are here to assist you with any funeral arrangements you require. We have vast experience of bespoke funerals and pride ourselves in providing a caring and personal service. Clifford Ward Funeral Directors listen to your wishes to make it a meaningful and personal day for family and friends.

Funeral Costs

For a lot of families, the funeral costs can be a key factor when it comes to selecting the right funeral director. Whilst some may have planned for this moment by purchasing a funeral plan in advance, many don’t, and the funeral cost can seem significant. That’s why we ensure that when it comes to funeral costs, we have a plan to suit every requirement.

About us - Independent Funeral Director Preston

About us

As an Independent Funeral Director, we are committed to traditional values. Our aim is to ensure every funeral is relevant and completely personal.

We’re based close to Preston town centre and operate throughout Preston and the surrounding area. Our new premises on Mount Pleasant are tastefully decorated to the highest standard with a calming arrangement room and our chapels of rest are presented to the highest standard to provide a comfortable environment for you to spend time with your loved one.

At Clifford Ward Funeral Service, we offer independent advice and allow you the time to consider your options as we realise that you’ll want the details to be perfect so as to respect the wishes of your loved one. We can also put you in touch with monumental masons in and around the Preston area.

We provide a full and comprehensive range of funeral services, so come to us if we can help you with any of the following: funeral planning help and guidance, bespoke funerals, religious and non-religious funerals, full funeral services, funeral cars, pre-paid funeral plans and monumental masons.

Meet our staff

Richard Billington – Owner and Funeral Director.

Richard joined the company in 1998 as Funeral Director Assistant and Hearse Driver. He worked his way up to Funeral director and company director and eventually took over ownership in 2019.

Julie Adams- Funeral Arranger and Administration.

Julie joined the company is 2009 as the office secretary and took over the role of Funeral Arranger.

Richard Gallagher – Senior Funeral Operative/ Funeral Director

Having worked in the funeral industry since 1982 Rick joined the company in 1998 as a Funeral Operative and Limousine Driver.

Alex Clayton – Funeral Operative/ Hearse Driver.

Alex joined the company in 2018 as a casual funeral bearer before joining the team full time in 2019.

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Guidance Through Loss: Navigating the Steps After a Loved One's Passing

Experiencing the loss of a cherished person is an immensely difficult and emotionally demanding ordeal, which leaves most of us feeling ill-equipped to navigate. In the aftermath of such a profoundly impactful event, an avalanche of emotions often engulfs us, and we find ourselves grappling with uncertainty, unsure of which direction to turn or which measures to undertake. In light of these challenges, we have created this informational brochure to extend a helping hand and offer solace during this trying period. Within these pages, you will find comprehensive guidance and unwavering support, equipping you with the practical knowledge and insights necessary to navigate the complex terrain that accompanies the passing of a loved one.

What to do when a loved one passes

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Our Services


We understand that the cost of a funeral can cause worry and stress at a difficult time and this can be a factor when choosing a funeral director. We will always give a full, written estimate broken down individually at the time of arrangement so you will know the full true costs before agreeing to anything.

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Finance Options

Why not pay monthly
Funeral Finance Available

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Finance Options

Prepayment Plan by Golden Charter

A prepaid funeral plan is a secure and cost-effective method of ensuring that your funeral is arranged and paid for with the minimum of fuss.

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This type of funeral, often referred to as a "traditional" funeral, usually includes a viewing or visitation and formal funeral service, use of a hearse to transport the body to the funeral site and cemetery or crematorium.

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Independent Funeral Director Preston

Here for you 24 hours every day

Office hours – 8.30 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday

Phones answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

So if you feel that Clifford Ward Funeral Service is the ideal company of undertakers to come to when you have recently lost a loved one, get in touch with us today.

Address: Mount Pleasant Corporation Street Preston PR1 2UQ