Somebody has passed away...what do I do next?!

What to do Next…?

The first thing to do is contact your funeral director for advice relating the paperwork that may be involved and what your next steps might be in terms of registering the death.

If you have lost someone at home then your first call is the Doctor if they have been seeing the doctor or the police if it is an unexpected or sudden death.  Your next call is to your funeral director for further advice relating your particular situation so that we may move for3wards with paperwork and arrangements and liaise with the correct organisations for paperwork.


There can be many various directions the paperwork can take and it is essential to have clarity with your funeral director so that everyone can achieve the funeral that you want, when you want it.

What is my local registrar's telephone number?

Southport: 01704 533 133
Ormskirk: 01695 585 780
Waterloo: 0151 934 3044
Liverpool: 0151 223 3004

Where is my local registrar?

Southport: Town Hall, lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA.
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Ormskirk: 25 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2WS.
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Waterloo: Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RB.
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Liverpool: St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.
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What is my local coronors' office telephone number?

Southport: 01704 531643
Liverpool: 0151 777 4286

What is my local crematorium/cemetery number and address?

Southport: 01704 533433. Southport Road, Scarisbrick, PR8 5JQ
Thornton: 0151 924 5143. Lydiate Lane, Thornton, Crosby, L23 1TP.
Liverpool Catholic Cemeteries: 0151 522 1017. Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17.

What is the probate helpline number?

0845 30 20 900