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Bridgewater Funeral Service

Bridgewater funeral service is a local Independent Funeral Director providing help with your Funeral Plans in Boothstown, Walkden, Worsley, Astley and surrounding areas. Call us 24 hours on 0161 637 7550.


About our family business

Independently owned and run by us for you, Bridgewater Funeral Service is wholly owned and run by a local family with both historic and current ties to the surrounding area.

Boothstown Worsley


27 Chaddock Lane, (opposite Boothstown Methodist Church) was chosen for its character, space and convenient location with private parking facilities, we have created a functional and tasteful funeral home to accommodate families and their loved ones. In addition to spacious reception, and two private arrangement rooms we also have three large chapels of rest.

Our Funeral Director and Proprietor

Emma Turnbull has served the local community as a Funeral Director offering help with your funeral plans for over 20 years many of which were spent at Cheethams Funeral Directors in Walkden, following her desire to continue giving local families the care and attention they deserve with their funeral plans, Emma felt the need to leave the employment of the Co-op owned Cheethams to enable her to open a family run funeral service.

It was almost 2 years in the planning and following a complete refurbishment of our premises on the Standfield Centre in Boothstown, Bridgewater Funeral Service opened in July 2014. Due to the need for more space and the changing environment on the Standfield Centre, Bridgewater Funeral Service acquired 27 Chaddock Lane Boothstown in early 2018 and almost immediately started renovating the Iconic 1920 building.

In May 2019, Bridgewater Funeral Service opened its doors to the public at 27 Chaddock Lane. Designed to offer a relaxed and comforting environment the new premises offer’s private carparking facilities, spacious areas with modern décor and two beautiful arrangement rooms overlooking a private landscaped garden.


Honesty and Integrity are words used by many Funeral Directors but unlike Emma few have consistently proved these qualities over 20 years of serving the families of our local area. Emma has guided thousands of local families with their funeral plans through what can be an extremely difficult and emotional time, and feels privileged to be entrusted with the care of so many loved ones.

Preparation Facilities

Your trust is important to us and we know it is essential that once your loved one enters into our care they remain in our care. To enable this we paid particular attention to installing suitable on site preparation facilities during our refurbishment. 

Disabled Access

During our refurbishment we designed the layout with disabled access in mind ensuring all public areas are on one level and fitted with wide doorways in addition to suitable toilet facilities.



Bridgewater Funeral Service 27 Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1DB. Call 0161 637 7550 enquiries@bridgewaterfuneralservice.co.uk

Professional Accreditation

In addition to her wealth of experience as a funeral director Emma also holds nationally recognised qualifications achieved through the National Association of Funeral Directors and is a long term licensed member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Bridgewater Funeral Service is an approved member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and subscribe to its code of practice.
Bridgewater Funeral Service is an accredited provider of Perfect Choice funeral plans who are regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority. Bridgewater Funeral Service embalmer is fully qualified and a licensed member of the British Institute of Embalmers.
Local Family History

In addition to living in Walkden for many years Emma’s.........

Husband Michael who also works for the family business, was born and bred in Walkden as were most of his family, many of whom still live and work in the surrounding areas.

Emma and Michaels Daughter Abbie also joined the family business in 2016 following her return home after a number of years working in Egypt.
Emma’s Marital Great Grandparents Arthur and Mary-Jane Higson started Higsons bakery in Walkden at 28 Bolton road in the early 1900’s.
Emma’s Marital Grandparents Eric and Muriel Higson spent all their married life living on Egerton Road Walkden where they brought up their 3 children and following Arthurs retirement continued to run Higsons Bakery until its sale in the1960’s.
Emma’s Father, Edward was also an experienced funeral director in the Swinton & Clifton area for many years and was one of the reasons Emma entered the funeral profession in the early nineties.
Emma’s Auntie Nelly was the resident caretaker and chapel attendant for many years at Laithwaites Funeral Service in Salford back in the 1980’s.
Our help


pre paid funeral plans

Tailored Funeral

A funeral tailored to your exact requirements without restriction on products or services, whether traditional, modern or alternative.

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The Simple Funeral

Our simple funeral offer families a fixed low cost option restricted to essential services associated with a more conventional funeral.