About Us

Ormsby of Scarisbrick was started on 1st September 1961 by John & Philomena Ormsby.  There was no showroom, no office staff, only 2 hard working people with 2 small children.  The 1st mail shot was despatched in June 1962 followed by a 2nd for Christmas 1962 and a 3rd in time for Easter 1963.  A cottage industry for the making of Vestments began.


The 1st general catalogue, a 32 page edition was published in October 1963 and 2 members of staff were engaged.  A showroom was erected on the garden and the business began to grow.

In 1966 a woodworking workshop was rented in Ormskirk and in 1970 the present premises on Southport Road, Scarisbrick were purchased, renovated and extended.

The business became a limited company in 1985 and is now run by the youngest son Bruno and daughter Fiona with Mrs Ormsby senior, now in her 80's, still working most days.  John Ormsby sadly passed away March 2011.

The business is now all embracing and the experience of the company as whole is second to none.  Our staff are efficient and dedicated (many of whom have worked for the company for over 20 years) and every enquiry is given expert attention.

All woodwork is made on the premises by our skilled craftspeople together with the design and making of vestments and linen goods by our team of seamstresses and embroiderers.

Our extensive showrooms in Scarisbrick exhibit a comprehensive range of all Church furnishings - come and visit us Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm

We are happy to undertake any special commissions for any department, vestments, statues, woodwork and metalwork.  Our design team work closely with our customers to achieve their requirements, please take a look at our Testimonials  

We look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

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In addition, Ormsby Memorials is a long established family business specialising in the design and manufacture of new memorials and the renovation of existing memorials.

Specialising in new headstones, cremation plaques, pet memorials, adding additional inscriptions and renovations of existing memorials including cleaning, re-gilding and replacing.

Please contact 01704 880294 for more information

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Ormsby of Scarisbrick, 542 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 9QQ | T. (01704) 880294 | E. info@ormsby.co.uk