Undertakers in Formby

Undertakers in Formby

Undertakers in FormbyWhen you deal with Barringtons’ undertakers in Formby, it’s all about choices; your choices. The funeral arrangements we make for your loved one is the result of choices that you make. Our job is to come alongside you and present you with options and offer guidance and advice when asked. Everyone handles grief in their own way. Circumstances, like a sudden unexpected death will impact you differently than a death after a prolonged illness or that of a centenarian. However, you still grieve and grief makes you vulnerable. That’s why we at Barringtons have designed a planning process that protects you as you make decisions so the funeral is life honouring, dignified and within your budget.

Most of the paperwork can be left to us because it’s routine and there are no real decisions to be made; just questions answered.  In Formby, undertakers at Barringtons collect the remains from hospital soon after we receive the call. So often we humans enter and leave this life in the wee hours of the morning. We’ll meet to plan the funeral soon after but at a convenient time for you. Your choice of funeral is the first consideration. Your life experience may make you most familiar with the traditional funeral. That includes visitation and service in our chapel, funeral procession with our cars leading to the cemetery, service at the cemetery and the return to our facility. We can arrange for flowers, music and even a catered luncheon.

Undertakers in Formby also provide other types of funerals such as a variation or modification of the traditional. You may want to add your own personal touches to the full traditional funeral but may also want to simplify it. You can simplify with reduced hours of visitation, a simpler coffin, music from a CD, fewer flowers or eliminate the burial procession and service. Eliminate one or all and add your own personal choices. For instance let the music be favourites of the deceased; add a life story board with photos or specially prepared video compilation. For some, the right choice is immediate cremation which we arrange and perhaps later a private memorial service. When the time comes, contact Barringtons. The choices are all yours and they will be correct.


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      Coronavirus Virus Update

      Thanks for visiting our website. We are open to support you during the current Coronavirus Crisis.

      We are continuing to offer our service with some limitations to our working to keep you safe and also our team members.

      At the moment we prefer to make arrangements remotely over the phone or using video conferencing. If you doesn't work for you, please let us know and we will make arrangements to support you. 

      Please make an appointment before visiting our offices. If you are in isolation, shielding  or clinically vulnerable we can still help by using email and the internet. We may visit you to sign paperwork or to collect items and we can also complete forms on your behalf or e-sign them using the internet. 

      Our Waterloo office is open 9am - 5pm and Formby is currently open 10am - 4pm. There are still lots of ways that we can discuss to make the service personal and involve people from a distance.

      Funerals are still taking place but there is a legal limit on attendance at the service of 30 people. Any reception or wake is subject to the current restrictions on hospitality.

      Thanks for your understanding. Please don't wait before making arrangements. It's important that we still hold funeral services promptly.

      Thanks very much,

      David and Claire Barrington.