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Planning Ahead

Most of us have some idea of our wishes for our own funeral. Over 850,000 people in the UK hold a funeral pre-payment plan whilst many more have life insurance or a bond that will help cover the expense of their funeral.

At Melia Family Funeral Care we are pleased to offer a range of services and options to those considering their own mortality. From our free “Record of Wishes” service to bespoke funeral plans we encourage you to find out more.

Thinking about a time when we will no longer be around can be difficult but doing so is not just sensible but allows us to have a say in the way our families and friends celebrate our own life.

Like a will, our funeral choices should be updated about once every 5 years to ensure the decisions we have made are still appropriate.

One of the saddest aspects of funerals are families not knowing what mum or dad “would have wanted”. How comforting for a family to have that information on hand.

We recommend everyone uses our free “Record of Wishes” service. Just call us to make your appointment.

Many people also wish to provide for their funeral expenses and a funeral prepayment plan is a caring, sensible and cost-effective way to do so.

The advantage of a prepayment plan over a savings account or life insurance policy is that you pay now, at today’s price, and beat inflation – no matter when the service might be required. The Funeral Director’s fee will be paid by the funeral plan when the funeral has been provided.

Powell and Family offer bespoke funeral prepayment plans by the Funeral Planning Trust in association with a network of independent family owned Funeral Directors throughout the UK.

In addition we offer a range of pre-paid funeral plans, a green funeral plan and an ethical over 50’s insurance plan through Golden Leaves.

All Funeral prepayments are held in trust and monitored by the Funeral Planning Authority.

For more information or to arrange a no obligation home visit just call our team at your nearest office.

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