J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors, Godalming

With funerals available from £925, our Godalming funeral directors are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of funeral care for the lowest guaranteed price.
BASED ON 84 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Godalming funeral home

As a part of the community, here in our town of Godalming, J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors has long been a source of support and guidance at the most difficult of times. We can help you, arranging a dignified funeral for your loved one.

Priding ourselves on our integrity and the high standard of care we offer, you can be certain that both you and your loved one will be looked after with diligence and respect. The compassionate team at our Godalming funeral home will provide comfort and advice, whenever you need it, and ensure the final farewell is tailored to meet your wishes.

Established in 1873, our understanding of funeral arrangement stems from the experience that has been passed down over the years. You can find us in the same funeral home on Hare Lane where we started out almost 150 years ago, and we are easily accessible from many of our neighbouring villages, such as Bramley, Peasmarsh, Eashing and more.

Always here to support you, the team at our Godalming funeral directors offers a comprehensive funeral service. To arrange your loved one's funeral, call us today.

What we offer

  • Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.

We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

Where to find us

Address

55 Hare Lane
Farncombe
Godalming GU7 3EF
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located at the top of Hare Lane, just past the Wolseley Road turning.

You can park directly outside our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01483 416403

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 84 reviews
Rating 5.0
We found the whole experience of our mother's funeral exceptional. Everything and all concerned helped to make it a celebration of her life.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 4.0
J Gorringe were responsive in fielding our enquiries on a Good Friday and being asked to fit in with dates determined by family travelling at short notice from overseas. Their arrangements on the day were just as we'd hoped for, making for positive memories of an otherwise sad time.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Staff were friendly and efficient as well as helpful.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent in all respects.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Gorringe & Sons we’re absolutely wonderful in helping me arrange my Mum’s funeral. Always helpful, yet never intrusive, I cannot praise them highly enough.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and hopefully made such a difficult time seem a little easier. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
All members of staff were caring, helpful and understanding and made a very difficult time easier to deal with.They answered my many questions and provided an excellent service for which my family and I say a very big heartfelt THANK YOU.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
From the moment I contacted Gorringes, they could not have been more sympathetic and helpful. They arranged everything perfectly and were clear about what was required from us, the family and what they would do. The staff were respectful and kind at the Church funeral and the service at the crematorium the next day. Their advice was invaluable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul and the team at Gorringes.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Exceptionally happy with the service from Paul and team, he was readily available to guide and support at every stage of the funeral planning, and the day went extremely smoothly. Paul was in contact after the funeral, and was very helpful responding to the request I had.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
J Gorringe are wonderful after losing my dad last year and now my mum in less than a year after, they have been kind and sympathetic especially Angus who has been so helpful both times. I would truly recommend anyone using Gorringe as your undertakers.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Exceptional. I lost both my mother and father within seven months of one another. Gorringes made the whole process stress free and seamless. All the staff and especially Paul, were incredibly kind and supportive. We felt completely confident that we were in good hands, and incredibly fortunate to have them supporting us throughout, providing two beautiful and memorable funerals. We cannot thank you enough.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience and for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
Gorringes provided a perfect service for me at a difficult time. I was guided through the process with patience and consideration. I felt supported at all times both during the planning of my mothers funeral and on the day itself. I would recommend them without reservation.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Anguish made everything so easy . Took all the pressure off me. Amazing service.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability and I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I found the team at J Gorringe and son so very caring in our hour of need, We recently planned the funeral of my sister Teresa and also my mum, 2 years ago, Paul was such a help with advice, and just took all the worry away. From help choosing a beautiful casket and flowers, to where to hold the wake, locally, his advice was invaluable. Geoffrey was very helpful, too, he helped me write the eulogy and read it for me as I didn’t feel I could do it on the day., and also with the order of service. The funeral went really well, everything was so lovely. They made what could have been a really difficult time much easier to manage. Thank you all.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from Paul and his team at Gorringes. Communication was very good and at all times kind and sensitive.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Anghus, Paul and Tony are obviously very experienced and knowledgeable about their trade, they made the process of organising my Mother's funeral seamless and were sympathetic, helpful, friendly and professional throughout. Communication was impressive, the office was open throughout the day, whenever I called one of them always picked up the phone and I never had to leave a voicemail. I sent an email late one evening not expecting a reply until the following day but was very surprised when Paul answered me within 10 minutes!

The guys were also very helpful in decanting both my Mother's and my Father's (who'd passed away 7 years previously) ashes into various containers so I could transport them to the USA later in the year.

They also communicated with the Minister and the printers which made things very straight forward and helped towards making everything run smoothly on the day.

Overall I'm very impressed with Gorringes and the services they provide, and would highly recommend them.

Thank you.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The service I received was second to none I have no hesitation to recommend Gorringes they were very professional and caring. They made what is a very painful time easier to deal with and nothing was any problem to arrange.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
    
Rating 5.0
Very kind and considerate people.

I was surprised at how much they deal with for you.
The church , vicar ,printing order of service etc etc.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Very respectful and professional but above all else kind from the moment I initially spoke to them about my Dad passing right through to after the service. Guidance and support given, highly recommend. Thank you.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind words and your recommendation for the branch. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
The support, kindness and efficiency of Paul have been invaluable to me. I can't imagine what it would have been going through my profound loss without his help. I cannot thank you enough.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the service we received everything went well. They were always available to talk to us.
Very good service
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased we provided the highest level of care and kindness to you and your family.
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