Helping Families and Friends Honour Their Loved One

Independent Funeral Services

At Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, we are family-owned and run funeral directors in Congleton Cheshire, who pride ourselves on the service we provide. Looking after your loved one’s last wishes is as important to us as it is to you.

We offer a caring, compassionate and straightforward service, and we can guide you through all the options and possibilities available, without you feeling pressured.

The team here at Three Shires Funeral Directors take our role in supporting you and caring for your loved one seriously – a funeral is a time to honour the life of your loved one and celebrate the heritage of their family. We strive to make each funeral a respectful, fulfilling experience that meets the unique needs of each family.

Family-owned and operated by Funeral Director Joanne Nicholls, we operate across the ‘Three Shires’ of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire from our Offices in Congleton, Cheshire.

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Losing a Loved One

Arranging a funeral after losing a loved one can be a very anxious and stressful time. We understand how difficult making decisions when grieving can be, and we are here to help you in anyway we can.

Three Shires is an Independent Funeral Director in Cheshire. We will provide you with the service you need for your loved one.

We offer a caring, compassionate and straightforward service, and can guide you through all the options and possibilities available, without you feeling under any pressure.

You choose how you want to say goodbye to your much-loved family member with our bespoke services. You may want a traditional funeral or something a little different that truly reflects the personality of your loved one.

Being an independent company means that we can offer you a completely bespoke service as there are no pre-set company guidelines to follow.

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Recent Obituaries

Christopher Philip Alexander

Christopher Philip Alexander It is with profound sadness that we announce...

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Hazel Patricia Chapman

Passed away peacefully on Friday16th December 2022 in the care of...

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Laraine Jones

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday 21st November 2022 aged...

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Donnna Cunliffe
15. August, 2023.
Yesterday I gave mum the best send off I could. An just really need to say the biggest thank you again to Jo from The Three shires. I can't recommend you enough. You truly have been that great with me I feel like I've got a freind for life. Also frielys flowers. The flowers were beautiful. And the flower gallery who did my mums posey. I honestly would send everyone to Jo cause she is so compassionate towards the actual family. An then so professional during the service.
Lynsey Chapman
6. March, 2023.
I cannot put into words how kind and caring Jo was, from the moment I spoke to her on the phone I knew she would take good care of my mum, Hazel which meant everything when you feel such loss. Jo provided help and support throughout and was always at the end of the phone if I needed her. She genuinely cares about your loved one's and cannot do enough to make the sad process a little easier. Jo went above and beyond any expectations I had hoped for and this is something myself and my family will be forever grateful to her for. I would 100% recommend Jo and want to say again thank you Jo, you truly are a wonderful lady 💗
John Hopkins
19. October, 2022.
Brilliant service, Jo and her team picked up mum with reverence, the preparation and follow up was with great empathy and empathy. So lovely, thank you Jo and Shires team.
Joanne Bradbury
5. August, 2022.
Excellent service from start to finish and even after that. Jo treats you like family even though she is very professional she made the very sad time a little easier. Thanks Jo
Miriam Macdonald
24. January, 2022.
Jo and her team were wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I can’t recommend them more highly. We were listened to and had the perfect celebration of my mums life thanks to Jo’s input.
Dawn Whitehall
30. November, 2021.
My father sadly passed in September this year after a awful illness I knew my father loved horses and was drawn to the three shires because of the name and the excellent reviews ! I was not disappointed my father had a beautiful funeral nothing was to much much trouble for Jo she went above and beyond to make this happen ! This is a family business no hidden costs or fast sell ! Professional and personal from the moment they took Dad away that September morning ! Thank you Jo and team five stars ⭐️
Helen Edge
3. July, 2021.
Jo and Team carried out my husband's funeral earlier this year and their commitment to detail was amazing. It was during lockdown when we could have only 30 in church and she arranged for the service to be streamed as well as videoed. I cannot praise them enough for making a very sad time much easier.
Donna Farr
5. February, 2020.
I'd just like to say what an absolutely Amazing lady Jo from 'The Three Shires Independent Funeral' is on Moody Street, Congleton. I really can't recommend her enough. We lost our mum on New Years day at the young age of only being 64 🙁 I walked into Three Shires feeling absolutely heartbroken and confused on what to do....but within minutes i felt like i had a new friend whom actually listened to me fully, hugged me when i cried & let me take as much time as i needed to chat. Jo helped us to arrange an amazing Cremation & Service that my mum deserved and would have been proud of. The music, the Order of service, Cars, Newspaper announcement etc... all amazing, and at a great affordable price ( this was what i'd worried about the most as my mum sadly hadn't arranged any plan previously). I have even been able to have my mums fingerprint added onto a beautiful necklace ( Jo has examples in the office if anyone would love this idea for their loved one, as i thought it was such a fab idea ) . We are still coming to terms with the loss of our Mum, as are all her family, but i just felt i wanted to add this as Jo has made such a sad event feel very loving & special for my mum and i still drop in for cups of tea 🙂 Thank you Jo, and i wish you every success in the future as you really do deserve it xx R.I.P Mum. Love & Miss you ( Carole Bland - Nee Goodwin )
Luke Brennan
26. January, 2020.
Recently used Shires and cant recommend enough ,Jo and the team were great, there was nothing more we could of asked for during such a hard time. So caring and compassionate, this was the first time i have had to deal with a funeral service and at first was lost on where to start. But as soon as i had a conversation with Jo it put my mind at ease and her and the team took care of anything and everything. Thanks for everything!!
Shelley Wootton
25. January, 2020.
I cannot recommend Three Shires highly enough. Jo is one of the most caring and professional people I have ever met and she did us most proud when we needed to use her service, providing a wonderful send off, we got everything we wanted and for a fraction of the price of some other quotes that we'd had locally. Her support during this time was invaluable and she was always on hand to answer any of our questions. Thank you Jo xxxx

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If someone has died or you are looking for advice.

We’re here for you in your time of need day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year offering a personal service to the families of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire

You can tell us about a death by calling our Congleton Funeral Home on 01260 279507

If you’d prefer not to speak to someone right now but need to start arranging a funeral, complete our online form and we will call you back.

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Grief & Healing

The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe


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