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Branch News: windsor

Lodge Brothers Windsor Prepares for THE Wedding

Lodge Branch:
May 17th, 2018
As Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors has a branch in the town of Windsor, a certain royal event simply needs to be recognised! And branch arranger, Jill Palmer, thought so too! "I didn't want to fill my branch with bunting" she said, "there's enough of that around my town already!" District Manager, Richard Leachman, commented, "What a lovely way to celebrate, in a subtle yet memorable way. We can't ignore what is h...

Hearing Dog for the Deaf ‘Nell’ Walks for Charity

Lodge Branch:
May 2nd, 2018
On Saturday 28th April 2018, Nell the rescue dog arrived at Saville Gardens in Englefield Green with her owner, Jill Palmer, funeral arranger for Lodge Brothers Windsor Branch, to take part in a 9km walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Here is Jill's account of the day: "A bit of background about rescue dog Nell, when I say she was rescued you could say she rescued us and has given us a lot of joy and a health...

St George’s Day Windsor

Lodge Branch:
April 27th, 2018
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors in Windsor recognises the Patron Saint of England - not just with the Cross of St George, but with flowers and words! Jill Palmer, branch arranger, often decorates her window to attract passers-by, and to let people know that Lodge Brothers are not just here for the sad days in life. Indeed, soon, there is a Royal Wedding in the town! No pressure Jill, but we look forward to seei...

Memory Tree for Mothers Day at Windsor Branch

Lodge Branch:
March 12th, 2018
Mothering Sunday is not always a day to recognise, particularly for those who have been bereaved. Jill Palmer at the Windsor branch of Lodge Brothers placed a small memory tree in the window of her branch to encourage anyone who wanted to remember their beloved mother by placing a pink ribbon. As you can see a number of the good people of Windsor took up this offer. District Manager Richard Leachman commented: “it...

Remembering at Christmas

Lodge Branch:
December 8th, 2017
Each year, all Lodge Brothers branches put up a 'Memory Tree', allowing people the opportunity to write a card to remember a loved one who has passed away. In Windsor, branch arranger Jill Palmer went one stage further and called on some local school children to help decorate her tree, and then last Sunday, she invited a local Minister to bless the tree in a short service at the branch in St Leonard's Road. Invitat...

All Soul’s Service at St Stephen’s Church Windsor

Lodge Branch:
November 6th, 2017
At this time of year churches throughout the country hold services to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. At St Stephen’s it is an opportunity to bring the community together in an uplifting service of Remembrance where the families have asked for the names of their loved ones to be read out. At the service they are also invited to light a candle in their memory. Despite being a sad occasion t...

‘Duke of Connaught’ Charity Quiz Night for Spencer Denney Centre

Lodge Branch:
October 6th, 2017
A quiz was held on Tuesday 26th September at the Duke of Connaught Pub in Windsor to raise money for the Spencer Denney Centre in Dedworth, a centre for the local elderly in the area. Once again, the combination of community spirit and the support of local businesses brought a fantastic response. Members of staff from Lodge Brothers, volunteers from ‘Age Concern’ and members of the local community managed to r...

Quiz Night In Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Lodge Branch:
June 30th, 2017
  As part of the local community of Windsor, Lodge Brothers branch arranger Jill Palmer thinks that the essence of community is around the local people, the local church, local businesses, and of course the hub of life in this area is around the local pub. Taking this idea on board, Lodge Brothers worked with local businessman Gerry Keane, and his hard-working staff at his pub, the Duke of Connaught, to br...

Lodge Brothers Donate Paschal Candle to Holy Trinity Church

Lodge Branch:
April 28th, 2017
Richard Leachman, District Manager for the Windsor area, received a lovely letter of thanks from the Holy Trinity Garrison Parish Church for the provision of the Paschal Candle leading up to Easter Weekend.  ...

Jill Palmer Reads the Lesson at Service of Reflection

Lodge Branch:
April 27th, 2017
A slightly anxious Jill Palmer preparing to read the lesson at the 'Service of Reflection' on Good Friday at the Parish Church of Windsor in front of some 350 people. Jill, arranger at the local branch of Lodge Brothers, comments that, "As a lay person, being invited to do this is a privilege and for me a personal journey each time I take part. I find doing any presentation a huge ordeal and I do suffer with anxie...