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Arranging Funerals in Wirral

Kenna and Turner Independent Funeral Directors offer professional and compassionate funeral services across Wirral and the surrounding Wirral area. Choosing a funeral director can be a stressful and daunting task so let us help you with our professional and friendly services.

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Please ring us so we can put your mind at rest and help you through this difficult time.

You can ring us 24hrs a day, 7 days a week to discuss funeral arrangements. The first steps to be taken when a death occurs are often the most difficult for people to make. Our advice to all families is that, when a death does occur, you should contact us immediately so we can start to support you.

Our telephone number 0151 638 4444 is answered 24 hours a day by a professional member of staff.

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The following questions have been compiled to help you think about the kind of decisions that will need to be made when arranging a funeral. Please don’t worry, we are here to help you all the way.

  • What you need to know in times of bereavement
  • How to arrange a funeral?
  • How we help you plan a funeral
  • Should I choose a burial or cremation?
  • A church service first or a cemetery or crematorium chapel?
  • Would I prefer a Minister, Priest or Humanist ? (I.E. religious or non religious)
  • What kind of coffin can I choose?
  • How long does it take to arrange a funeral?

What You Need to Know in Times of Bereavement

When the death occurs at home, if it is sudden and the person has not been under the care of their G.P. you would need to call an ambulance so that the death can be referred to the coroner. The coroner’s officer will help and advise you as to what will happen next.

If your loved one passes away in the hospital, we can arrange to transfer them to our funeral home. We understand this is a very emotional time and are at hand to assist with all the arrangements.

How To Arrange a Funeral?

Funerals are arranged here by our funeral director. When you get in touch with us we will guide you through all the necessary paperwork, services and costs involved in arranging a funeral.

As part of our professional service, we take care of everything from the care of the deceased until the funeral to arranging transportation, flowers and coffin carriers.

At every step of the process, you will be informed and given choices on how you would like the funeral to commence. Often people pass and have specific instructions for their funeral and we are here to help facilitate these wishes.

How We Help You Plan a Funeral

As your local funeral directors, we will make the process of organising the memorial service as easy as possible for you. We can liaise with the Coroner or GP and provide you with the advice and guidance you need regarding any legal requirements.

During this emotional time, our funeral directors here at Kenna and Turner can help you to select the most suitable arrangements for your loved one in line with your preferences. Our team of directors are highly experienced, compassionate, and supportive of your needs.

We can place an obituary notice in the newspaper if this is something you would like, as well as complete all the necessary paperwork.

We will ensure that the entire process runs as smoothly as possible;  we understand what a difficult time this can be. Whether you are looking to organise a pre-paid funeral, cremation service, or an attended/unattended service, we are here to help.

We can arrange any printing services, which can include an order of service, memorial books and cards, as well as condolence books to serve as a high-quality and beautiful memento for you.

The team at Kenna & Turner can also order floral tributes and catering in your home or venue.

Our Services Include:

  • Guidance on all legal aspects following a death
  • Funeral Vehicles
  • Funeral flower arrangements
  • We can also list all mourners attending the funeral of your loved one
  • Personal address system
  • Memoriam cards
  • Preparation of the deceased, hygienic treatment when necessary & practical
  • Liaising with the Coroner or GP when necessary
  • Arranging with clergy, the cemetery, crematorium & organist
  • Arrange catering in your home or a venue
  • Web casting
  • Thank you cards
  • Visiting the private chapel of rest
  • Placing obituary notices in newspapers
  • Dealing with all enquiries relating to the funeral
  • Piped music, pipers, organists & singers
  • Order of service
  • Condolence books
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Charitable Donations

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If you are wondering about funeral costs for yourself or a loved one, you can use our funeral calculator to get a quote for your funeral service. Find out more information about the cost of different funeral service options:

  • Funeral Ceremony
  • Direct cremation services
  • Burial Services
  • Travel arrangements
  • Pre-paid funeral plans
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Should I Choose Burial or Cremation?

This is an entirely personal choice up to you and your family. Crematorium costs are cheaper than a burial, but some people would prefer to have a designated resting place on the grounds of a cemetery and a traditional burial service.

Often families have a tradition of burial or cremation, some people wish to be laid to rest alongside their loved ones and family members. The deceased may also have passed a preference on before their passing.

Most people in the Wirral Peninsula choose from various cremation services at Landican Cemetery or their local parish church.

Having a cremation service or burial in the local community is a convenient way for friends and family to come together and celebrate the life of a loved one.

We have access to all of the churches in the local area and are one of the most trusted funeral homes and directors in Wallasey.

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What Kind of Coffin Can I Choose?

We can provide you with a wide selection of coffins. From traditional style wooden coffins, wicker coffins, cardboard coffins and bespoke coffins at your request.

You may want to engrave the coffin or for it to be a particular colour. All of this will be handled by the funeral director in making your funeral arrangements.

In addition, you may want your loved one to wear their own clothes or let us provide a burial gown or robe? These are all little points which help to make the funeral arrangement totally personal to you.

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Selecting a Fleet

Our fleet consists of a modern black Volvo hearse and Limousine, which seats up to seven passengers, and a Ford Galaxy, which can seat up to six people. We can arrange for more limousines if this is something that is requested.

As well as our modern fleet, we offer a variety of options for every client’s needs:

  • A horse-drawn hearse with either black or white horses
  • VW camper hearse and limousines
  • Lorry hearse funeral
  • Route master bus hearse
  • Motorbike hearses

The team at Kenna & Turner strive to accommodate all our client’s preferences to ensure the memorial service is as unique and personalised as possible.

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Can I have a Church Service First?

You can choose to have a service in your local church and then travel to the cemetery for a final blessing and burial. Or you can decide to have the service at the cemetery or crematorium chapel.

We are here to facilitate whatever you decide and will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

Can I have a Minister, Priest or Civil Celebrant?

Typically a funeral is conducted by a vicar or priest, depending on the deceased’s religious beliefs. Some none religious people may prefer a civil celebrant conduct the funeral.

This is to be decided upon by the family. Many people today may find themselves as none religious but take comfort in the familiar songs, prayers and customs associated with religious funerals.

How Long Does it take to Arrange a Funeral?

Typically it takes around one to two weeks to arrange a funeral. If the death involves an inquest this can also be delayed further.

Our funeral director will provide you with a choice of available dates, here you can choose a date and time that will best suit you and your family.

You may have people travelling across the country to attend the funeral, knowing the date in advance will give your friends and family plenty of time to make travel arrangements in order to attend the funeral.

Just please remember not to be overwhelmed, you do not have to consider all or any of these questions until you feel ready. There is no rush, you are not under any pressure. We will be glad to discuss everything in detail when we meet up with you. We will explain costs all along the line so you are fully aware of what it is all going to cost and a written estimate will always be given.

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Customer Feedback

  • Amazing. Absolutely faultless from the initial phone call to the end. The care and dignity shown to not just my mum but our whole family was impeccable. Phil and Martin you are the most genuine and caring souls a long with the rest of your team, I would highly recommend to anyone who needs their services. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. The Anderson’s.

    Helen Anderson

  • From start to finish they were wonderful. Professional, efficient and kind. They went to great lengths to make a difficult time easier. Philip was the person who looked after us. His intelligent advice through experience was greatly appreciated. He was assisted by Martin on the day. Everything was conducted with great dignity and respect.

    C Archer

  • Thank you so much for the way you dealt with my Dad, Don Scully’s funeral on 21st December. You did a great job getting a funeral before Christmas & in choosing Dean Paul to officiate. Everyone was really impressed with how the day went. Many thanks again.

    Bobbie Scully

  • Thank you for the care and attention you gave to Tom Callaghan.

    Carl & Debbie Callaghan

  • I would like to say a special thank you to you for the little service you did with Gordon’s rings. Also, thank you for all your support and planning of Gordon’s funeral.


  • Just a thank you for all that you have done for myself and family of Elizabeth Siddorn and many thanks to Phil who went that extra mile for us.


  • You’ll always have my gratitude.


  • I would like to thank you for your services provided on behalf of my late father. The staff at your company provided the utmost respect and dignity in a very professional manner, nothing was too much trouble and you kindly provided advice where necessary. I can not commend you highly enough from the initial meeting through to conclusion.

    Mr C V – Warrington