Independent Funeral Directors

As funeral directors, we really understand how difficult it is to lose someone close, and we also realise the importance of looking after each and every family as individuals. We will provide you and your family with the guidance and support to ensure that all the funeral arrangements are carried out as efficiently as possible.

Death is not considerate, and for that reason our funeral directors are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
We are committed to upholding the highest professional standards and providing a unique level of service.
Our website will assist and guide you through the many questions you will have. However, should you need any further advice, please do not hesitate to contact our funeral directors via the contact form.

What Some Of Our Families Have Said About our Funeral Directors and Services:

“Hi Brian just want to thank you and everyone at Gateway for the dignified way you conducted Mandy’s funeral everything was perfect.” – Best regards Stuart and Sandra

“When my dad Brian Higgins passed away sooner than expected we were besides ourselves. Emma was a godsend, she was very calm, helped sort things out. Even though due to COVID, funeral numbers were limited, she still helped us give dad a respectful send off. Even afterwards she was always at end of phone to help us with everything. Also the lovely lady who works in office was always welcoming and ready to help. We will definitely use Gateway Birkenshaw again although hopefully not in the too distant future…A BIG THANK YOU to all the team.” –  Sandra, Tracy and Irene

“Thank you so much for all of your kind attention to detail regarding my Mothers funeral on the 12th of May. In these trying times it is very refreshing to know that there are people like yourselves who genuinely care for the families they are supporting. I would not hesitate in using or recommending Gateway to anyone. Your logo says it all ” With dignity , With Style”  Thank you. ” – Tony and Brenda Stocks

“I just want to express my and my family’s thanks to gateway funeral services. Losing a loved one is a very difficult time in any ones life. Your professional and caring attitude was without doubt a great comfort to us all ” – Mr Nigel Holmes

“I would just like to express my thanks for the wonderful service you carried out for us recently. The service you offer is excellent, dignified and very professional, but with those personal touches that make a very traumatic day much easier to bear” – Jackie Green

“We would like to express our gratitude at the efficiency, compassion and sincerity you displayed during our family’s recent loss. Your services throughout were highly professional, caring and sensitive which brought great comfort to us all. Thank you and kind regards” – Mr & Mrs Lumb

“Where do we start to express our gratitude for all the care and attention you gave to mum and ourselves following her death. You were sensitive to all our needs, nothing was too much trouble for you and the service you gave was warm and respectful. Many heartfelt thanks to you all” – S and K Walshaw

“So many of our friends said what a lovely service it was. It has felt like having a good friend taking care of everything” – Mrs S Smith


At Gateway Funeral Services we pride ourselves on the care we offer our customers. To help you put your minds at rest we have put together some information on understanding the procedures that follow a death here. Please do not hesitate to call our funeral directors for help with your funeral arrangements.