Useful contacts

Making a will

I recommend the services of Rod Jones, Convenient Wills, Stoke on Trent.  Tel 01782 639716
Contact page:

What to do after a death:

Register Offices:

  • Crewe : 0300 123 5019 Contact details
    Municipal Buildings, Earle St, Crewe CW1 2BJ
  • Macclesfield: 0300 123 5019 Contact details
    Town Hall Extension, Market Place, Macclesfield SK10 1EA
  • Chester: 0300 123 7037
  • Northwich: 0300 123 7037
  • Stoke-on-Trent: 01782 235260 More information
    Register Office, Hanley Town Hall, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent  ST1 1QQ
    Tel: 01782 235260  Out of hours tel no: Stoke-on-call – 01782 234234
  • Staffordshire: 0300 111 8001

(NB You can register a death at whichever office is most convenient for you, but ring in advance to make an appointment, and to check what documents you need to take. If you register in the area where the death took place, you won’t have to wait for the certificates to be posted to you.)

Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400

Age UK 0800 169 6565

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Local Funeral Directors: (Cheshire & Stoke-on-Trent)

Crematoria – more information, and pictures of each crematorium here.

Bradwell – Chatterley Close, Bradwell, Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 8LE
Telephone: 01782 635498

Crewe – Badger Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3JG

Carmountside –  Leek Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 7AB

Macclesfield – Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BU

Vale Royal, Northwich – Tel: 01606 818990 Email:
NB Some Satellite Navigation systems will not recognise the site postcode (CW9 8RP). Searching for Shurlach Lane may bring you to a residential area  on the north side of the bypass with no access to the crematorium. However, if you use CW9 7RQ, this will take you to Roberts Bakery on the A556, heading towards Chester. This is situated a couple of hundred yards before the turn into Vale Royal Crematorium on Shurlach Lane. When you have arrived at the traffic lights with Roberts Bakery on your left, do not turn left on to the business park but continue along the A556 and the Crematorium is the next left.


How to notify Social Security and Pensions etc

Other information:

Funeral Celebrants in and around Cheshire and Staffordshire

Words and music for the funeral

If you are looking for suggestions for music, poems and readings, click here.

There are also many other collections of poems online to browse. Google “funeral poems”.  Try these examples: