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Branch News: Guildford

St John's Church Stoke – Carol Service of Remembrance

Lodge Branch:
December 18th, 2017
Lodge Brothers & J.Monk Funeral Directors of Guildford held their Annual Carol Service of Remembrance on Saturday 16th December at St Johns Church Stoke, Guildford, and were delighted to welcome clients past and present. Led by Rev Mark Woodard the service was specifically arranged for those who had suffered a bereavement in the last 3 years. The service was supported by the Herald Singers choir and Lisa Rollin a p...

A Personal Mothers Day Tribute at J.Monk & Sons

Lodge Branch:
March 27th, 2017
Jane Bellamy made a personal tribute for Mothers Day this year with a display in her branch that included an order of service from her own mother's funeral. J Monk & Son always try and remember those who have passed away at on key dates throughout the year. ...

J.Monk's Annual Carol Service of Remembrance at St John's Stoke

Lodge Branch:
January 6th, 2017
J.Monk & Sons Funeral Directors of Guildford held their Annual Carol Service of Remembrance on Saturday 17th December at St Johns-Stoke Church, Guildford, and were delighted to welcome clients past and present. Led by Rev Mark Woodward the service was specifically arranged for those who had suffered a bereavement in the last 3 years. The service was supported by the Herald Singers a professional choir. During the ser...

Final Farewell for the Late John Woodhatch, Former Mayor of Guildford

Lodge Branch:
November 30th, 2016
J.Monk & Sons were recently entrusted to look after the funeral arrangements for the Late John Woodhatch, a former Mayor of Guildford and now honorary alderman. The town centre was brought to a standstill as the funeral cortege was allowed along the pedestrianised section of the High Street in procession with the current Mayor of Guildford and mace carriers who joined from the Guild Hall. John Woodhatch was well lov...

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Get Their Christmas Tree!

Lodge Branch:
November 30th, 2016
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Paul Bye at Lodge Brothers could not turn down the opportunity to save Christmas for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice when he was approached by the Hospice for help. The Hospice had been gifted a 20ft Christmas Tree from a local garden centre but they had no way of delivering the tree to the Hospice. The gauntlet was thrown down and within hours a large lorry was hired, and Chris Oliver...

J.Monk's 'Grave Talk' Cafe Event at Burpham Church a Great Success!

Lodge Branch:
November 22nd, 2016
It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s sometimes hard to talk to family and friends. Burpham Church near Guildford has been helping people think about these questions recently by hosting an event named “GraveTalk”. Local people were invited to come along to the cafe-style event, and talk about th...

Toys Donated to Bellfields "Little Fishes" Play Group by J.Monk & Sons

Lodge Branch:
May 25th, 2016
J.Monk & Sons of Guildford have always been very supportive of local community projects, so when we were approached by St Peters Shared Church, Bellfields to help out with the “Little Fishes" toddler group, we were only too pleased. We began by sending out an appeal to our staff for the donation of toys suitable for 1-4 year olds. The response was overwhelming and the toys come tumbling in! Bellfields is one of t...

J.Monk & Sons Annual Carol Service of Remembrance at United Reform Church

Lodge Branch:
December 4th, 2015
J.Monk & Sons Funeral Directors of Guildford held their Annual Carol Service of Remembrance on Saturday 28th November at United Reformed Church, Guildford, and were delighted to welcome clients past and present. Led by Rev Phillip Jones and Father Alex Hill, the service was specifically arranged for those who had suffered a bereavement in the last 3 years. The service was supported by the Almac Bisley Brass Band. Du...

Paul Bye Appointed as Surrey Commercial and Operations Manager

Lodge Branch:
September 20th, 2015
Lodge Brothers (Funeral Directors) have appointed Paul Bye as their Surrey Commercial and Operations Manager for the Lodge Brothers Group based in Byfleet, West Byfleet, Addlestone, Woking, Cobham and Guildford. Paul brings with him his vast experience within the Funeral Profession where he has worked his way through the ranks, obtaining his Diploma in Funeral Directing in the process. Paul said: ‘After working f...

Guildford Bowls Club Tournament Sponsored by J.Monk & Son

Lodge Branch:
May 15th, 2015
On Sunday 10th May, J Monk & Son sponsored an annual bowls competition at the Guildford Bowls club. Known as the Open Triples, it is open to several local bowls clubs to participate. The afternoon was well attended and the photograph shows Keith Hopkins presenting the trophy to winning the trio. Mark Medhurst Chairman of Guildford bowls club expressed his thanks to J.Monk & Son for their support....