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Record of Wishes

Did you know that most wills are only read AFTER the funeral? If your will is the only record of your wishes then your family are unlikely to have the information they need to make decisions.

Many people are unaware that they can pre-arrange a funeral without needing to pre-pay.

At Powell and Family we’re happy to record your wishes and hold them on file at no charge because of the enormous positive difference it makes when the bereaved know they are carrying out a loved one’s wishes.

A fully-trained member of staff will hold a full interview similar in style to that used for arranging an actual funeral, gathering information about you and your wishes either at your own home or in our premises.

We listen to your story and preferences and outline the most appropriate choices based on this, including burial, cremation, green burial, coffins, caskets, service details and more; allowing you to tailor everything to your requirements.

Following the interview we will produce a draft Record of Wishes for you to check and approve. Then we provide you with as many printed copies as you need with one copy remaining on file with us, stored safely in our premises.

If requested we can provide a written estimate of today’s costs of providing the funeral services you have asked for along with details about the different ways these costs could be met when the time comes.

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