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Branch News: Guildford

Grave Talk at All Saints Sunday 10th February

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February 12th, 2019
Parishioners of All Saints Church attended a Grave Talk event on Sunday 10th February, which was a huge success. Grave Talk is an informal opportunity to talk about funerals, death and dying in a café environment. The event proved popular with those who attended, after enjoying tea, cake and conversation Paul Bye Surrey Commercial & Operations manager for Lodge Brothers gave a talk on funeral planning and the ro...

‘Grave Talk’ at All Saints Church, Onslow Village Sunday 10th Feb 3.30pm

January 28th, 2019
Representatives from Lodge Brothers will be available at All Saints Church, Onslow Village on Sunday 10th February at 3.30pm for 'Grave Talk', a chance to talk about death and dying, or think about your own funeral and ask any questions you may have on these subjects in an informal setting. Refreshments will be available....

Broadwater Pavilion Venue for Funeral Services & Wakes

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September 21st, 2018
Lodge Brothers & Monk in Guildford have noticed an increase in requests for locations to hold a funeral service that are neither a church or a crematorium. With this in mind, a search was undertaken to highlight suitable venues in the Guildford area. With its close proximity to Guildford Crematorium and great amenities, it wasn’t long before the Broadwater Pavilion, home of Guildford’s Rugby club, was establi...

Royal Wedding Party at Queen Elizabeth Care Home

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June 5th, 2018
The residents and staff of Queen Elizabeth Care Home enjoyed a very special party for the Royal Wedding recently enjoying good food and a drop of fizz to wish the happy couple well. Paul Bye Surrey Commercial & Operations Manager always enjoys a good party and jumped at the opportunity to help out Queen Elizabeth Park with flags, banners and, of course, no party is complete without a cake! Jackie Avenell QEP...

St John's Church Stoke – Carol Service of Remembrance

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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...

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