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About Us

Melia Powell Family Funeral Care is a modern, Christian family run funeral business dedicated to helping today’s families make positive choices when it matters to you the most.

If you’re looking for a funeral company that combines a fresh approach with a strong belief in the importance of tradition, in the importance of ceremony and ritual that makes a funeral dignified and special, then you have come to the right place.

Our Funeral Directors usually conduct funerals wearing formal dress (traditional top-hats and smart frock coats) and we offer key marks of respect, such as paging the hearse away from our funeral home and into the place of committal.

We aim to deliver the utmost respect and dignity to your loved one, for example our team always carry (shoulder) the coffin rather than wheeling it (unless there are health and safety issues to consider).

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a funeral company that will adopt a quiet, less obvious display or even support you in creating a home funeral then you too are in the right place.

We are more than happy to discuss which of our services you would like, and which you prefer not to have – for example using an estate car rather than a hearse (you can even supply your own), and even minimal staff in simple, smart suits.

We appreciate tradition but blend this with a thoroughly modern approach, giving each family consistently high quality service and care every time, irrespective of their needs or wishes.

Some of the other things that make us different are:

  • We are family owned and family run funeral directors – you will get personal attention at all times.
  • Even if you call us at 2a.m on Christmas Day you will speak to a member of our team, not a call centre at the other end of the country. The buck stops with the owner, not a branch manager, area manager or regional manager.
  • Wide experience and expertise – a combined 30 years’ serving UK families directly, coupled with service to the profession as a whole both here and abroad, means that we simply have a wider knowledge (including specifically non-christian requirements) and a more open approach to families than most UK funeral directors.
  • Unmatched facilities and flexibility – our locations have been purposefully chosen to meet the needs of today’s families. We’ve created places where families will feel at home, safe and cared for.  This includes caring for your loved one in the funeral home nearest to you, wherever possible.
  • We have a quality fleet – Daimler Jaguars and Jaguar XJL’s.
  • A passion for value and excellence – whilst price is the easiest thing to compare we believe the choice of a funeral director should be about more than just cost; for us it is about relationships, value, respect and dignity. With Melia Powell Family Funeral Care, you get it all.

If you’re looking for a truly dignified and professional service at the very best price then we’d be proud to assist. Simply call your nearest Melia Powell Family funeral home.

About Melia Powell & Family Funeral Directors

We offer affordable excellence. That means we will really listen to your needs, advise and guide you, and provide you with the very best funeral care you need at a family affordable price.

We are a Christian family yet celebrate diversity and are very experienced at celebrating the life of someone irrespective of any or no religious beliefs.

Finally, whatever service or style of funeral is right for you, we guarante to make it perfect for you on the day. Nothing is too much trouble and we will carry you through all your difficult times.

Testimonials & Reviews

(see all of our latest testimonials here)

Dear Brian,

Just a quick email to congratulate you and your team, for what I perceived to be a thoroughly professional and well executed funeral yesterday - it was exceptionally well organised, there was real care and commitment evident, and you were all a pleasure to work with!

Many thanks and well done... You are all welcome back anytime.


Garry H

Revd Garry AF Hinchcliffe
Team Rector of Knaresborough & AsstDDO

Our Offices

Head Office

Melia House, Bradford Road
Sandbeds, Keighley, BD20 5LY
Telephone 01274 567110

Keighley Office

111-115 Cavendish Street
Keighley (town centre), BD21 3DG
Telephone 01535 280402

Bradford Office

25-27 Westgate,
Bradford, BD1 2QL
Telephone 01274 567110

Crematoria We Serve

Yorkshire & Lancashire

* A surcharge may apply since these councils charge a higher fee