J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors, Godalming

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Godalming.
Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.
J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors in Godalming, Surrey.
BASED ON 54 reviews
Rating 5.0
J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors in Godalming, Surrey.

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.
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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

  • Tailored Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    We will provide you with a service that is truly personal and will meet your exact requirements and wishes. We will provide all of the necessary care for your loved one and allow you to personalise the funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    Tailored Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide you with a service that is truly personal and will meet your exact requirements and wishes. We will provide all of the necessary care for your loved one and allow you to personalise the funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Tailored Funeral in Godalming Image
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    Tailored FuneralFrom £1,935

    Whatever your funeral requirements, we will work with you to meet them, guiding you through all available options to create the perfect service for you. Our dedicated team of trained professionals will care for your loved one, handle all service arrangements and conduct your funeral service on the date of your choice.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • You will have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01483 416403.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service at a lower cost, arranged and conducted by one of our expert Funeral Directors.
    Our Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, with a limited range of choices, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered.
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    From
    £1,675
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Simple Funeral

    Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service at a lower cost, arranged and conducted by one of our expert Funeral Directors.
    From
    £1,675
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,164 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, with a limited range of choices, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered.
    Simple Funeral
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    Simple FuneralFrom £1,675

    The Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered. There are limited additional services that can be added to the Simple Funeral. We will discuss these options with you, and the associated fees so that you can make an informed decision.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Options for personalisation of the funeral are limited, compared to the Tailored Funeral
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01483 416403
  • Direct Cremation

    An unattended, yet dignified committal for your loved one.
    Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
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    From
    £925
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Direct Cremation

    Direct Cremation

    An unattended, yet dignified committal for your loved one.
    From
    £925
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
    Direct Cremation
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    Direct CremationFrom £925

    A direct cremation is different to a traditional ceremonial funeral. There is no service, no hearses or limousines and mourners do not attend the cremation. The ashes are then either scattered or returned to you, which allows you to arrange a separate remembrance service at a more personal and reflective location for the individual if you wish.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • There is no service or ceremony for mourners to attend
    • The cremation takes place at a Dignity selected crematorium with no mourners present
    • There are limited additional services available to you with associated fees
    • A basic coffin with linings and fittings is included
    To find out more, please call us on 01483 416403

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.
Our Price Promise

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

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 54 reviews
Rating 5.0
I highly recommend this family funeral directors. Nothing was too much trouble for Paul or Anghus. They sorted everything for us; we were shown kindness and courtesy; patience while we made our decisions, and great dignity on the day of the funeral. Because of their attention to detail, the service went smoothly as planned. I am so glad we entrusted the arrangements to them.
Rating 5.0
Couldn’t have asked for better support and care for my Mother
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
We were impressed with their professionalism and helpfulness and also with the dignity that they gave to my husband, the vicar was excellent and I would recommend their services to everyone, and their follow up service to see if I was okay etc. was excellent. Thank you for all the help given to me and my son at this difficult time.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
I omitted to mention in my original feedback, that the follow-up phone call from Lesley from the Client Care Team was a nice gesture. To be offered condolences and asked if I am alright and have sufficient support shows a caring touch and was appreciated. J Gorringe & Son are a lovely family business.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased that all the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that our staff on the Client Care team went above and beyond to deliver a great service to you.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Gentle, professional communications and interactions.
Welcome checking-in to make sure all aspects were kept on track.
Beautiful service and seamless sewing together of the various elements of the funeral.
I have organised a number of funerals over the past 5 years and Gorringe are the best funeral directors I have come into contact with.
Many thanks for all of your help.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
The team took the greatest care over our mother's funeral and we really appreciated the considerate and compassionate approach from the outset. Everything was done to ensure that the service was as easy as possible for us and the rest of the family.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
The members of staff that we dealt with were absolutely brilliant, they couldn't do enough to help us,they seemed very suportive and genuine.
Highly recommended
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Wife. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Paul Weightman and his team provide an excellent service. Having recently had two close relatives die I would certainly recommend their team. They showed utmost professionalism with respect but also warmth and understanding at these difficult times for me. Paul was easily available to arrange everything with appropriate suggestions if one was stuck or hadn’t considered certain aspects of the funeral arrangements. He gave me confidence everything would be fine and although there are obvious decisions that need to be made he gave the impression there was plenty of time to decide on options with no added stress from his team only much needed support.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
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
Support to us as a family at a very heartbreaking and difficult time .
Guidance of the whole funeral process .... especially during Covid .
Explaining everything clearly with compassion and great dignity to our beloved son .
Very personable and treated with the utmost of care and respect .
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Gorringe's couldn't have been more kind or helpful. Paul explained and organised everything very well and they were always quick to respond to queries or give advice.
I was surprised at the cost of everything and hadn't realised that some of the services would be charged separately to the funeral fee - so make sure you ask about that. I expect it would be the same with any funeral directors though and do recommend Gorringe's.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. Please do not hesitate to contact our Client Relations Department on 0800 783 7171 between the hours of 8.45 a.m. and 4.45 p.m, if you would like to discuss your comments concerning additional costs in greater detail. Thank you again for your 5* review and for recommending our services.
Rating 5.0
Amazing service friendly and helpful staff. Nothing is to much to ask. The whole team where so supportive to me as I've never had to deal with anything like this before I cant thank them enough for all the kindness and the wonderful outstanding send off that was done by them for my closest friend. I will always be eternally grateful. Thank you thank you thank you
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team, it has been a privilege to look after your friend.
Rating 5.0
A very good service.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families, thank you.
Rating 5.0
At a difficult time it made such a difference to have someone to guide us through the process with kindness, understanding and efficiency. Always ready to answer a question and share a little humour.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
I was so impressed with the help and advice I received at Gorringe Funeral Directors. Everything was handled with the utmost care, discretion and sensitivity. The funeral went so well, every detail exactly as I had requested.
I would thoroughly recommend this funeral service.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Brilliant service.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Gorringes provided a respectful, polite and dignified service to me. All aspects of my requests for my husband's funeral were attended to with great care for detail and I cannot rate or thank the whole team at Gorringes enough, but especially Paul. The whole process was made as painless as possible and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing their services.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
At the time of my wife's death I had not chosen a funeral director. J Gorringe services were made known to me by a friend and neighbour whose son had passed away 4 years earlier, and sadly too his wife had died recently. He was using this service again, and I requested details so that I to could make the necessary arrangements for my wife. The funeral director was very approachable, and forwarded me the required details so that I could discuss the arrangements with my son and daughter. All three of us made our choices and contacted the funeral director to proceed. We were all thankful for all the arrangements made, and the service on the day was very meaningful to all that attended, and those who saw the service on the webcast. J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors is the place to go to for these requirements, you will not be disappointed.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors. 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
Very professional and the whole process was extremely dignified, all staff were approachable and considerate to the families needs. I would recommend J. Gorringe and son Funeral Directors to conduct other services for our family in the future
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Paul and his team at Gorringe's are absolutely first class. Paul supported us throughout the time leading up to the funeral and made sure that everything that was needed was in place. He handled all the arrangements with great professionalism, sensitivity and discretion. Paul helped us find a videographer so that we could live-stream the service and although there were only seven of us in church, another 60 or 70 joined the service from home, from across the UK and in Canada. Given all the restrictions that were in place because of Covid, it really could not have been done better. We owe an immense debt of gratitude to Paul and his team and I would have no hesitation in recommending Gorringe's.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your recommendation. I am glad to hear that you and the family were looked after so well and that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
During these difficult times Paul and his team provided an excellent service throughout. From collecting Dad from home right through until the funeral all staff carried out their duties in a caring compassionate way. Paul organised and provided a first class funeral service, and although it was a very sad day with Paul's help and guidance it is a day we will remember with happy memories.
I would always recommend J Gorringe & Son
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated and we appreciate you highlighting individuals within the team that made a difference.
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