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 63 reviews
Rating 5.0

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 and Additional Options 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.
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    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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 63 reviews
Rating 5.0
There are not enough words to express how brilliant Paul was from start to finish and still ongoing. Everything I asked for we got, Paul even managing to get our requested day and our Catholic Priest. The empathy and understanding from all of the staff was second to none. As I say I cannot recommend them highly enough, but I will be arranging my pre-plan funeral with them as I know I and my family will be dealt with, with the utmost respect. Thank you for making a difficult time easier to deal with.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the upmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
All staff were kind, polite and professional. Not living close to Gorringe did not present any problems in arranging what we wanted and any changes made were accommodated without difficulty.
All their services were offered although we chose not to use them all ourselves. I would recommend this particular company to anyone in the Godalming area.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Organising a funeral from a distance was made very easy and professionally handled. From the start the firm was sympathetic and practical - much appreciated. Arrangements on the day were immaculate and the service was very fitting and felt personal.

Highly recommended from us.
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 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Paul and the team were extremely compassionate and helpful, especially in the immediate days after our loss. The funeral planning was easy with their guidance and on the day Anghus was most helpful and comforting. Thank you all for your support.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
At a sad and stressful time, the team at Gorringe's Godalming provided an excellent service - informative, compassionate and reassuring in the planning and respectful, dignified and meticulous on the day.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The two gentlemen who handled our fathers funeral were extremely helpful in making sure the arrangements reflected our fathers wishes and were clearly explained. The whole funeral was handled in an extremely professional manner both in terms of the organisation beforehand and during the execution of the funeral service itself. We would like to express our thanks to all involved.
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
I feel the service I received was excellent. Without the care and attention of all the staff we would not have achieved the perfect send off for my brother. With the guidance of their chosen minister we put together a service with a mix of music and readings. I have never had to do this before and they certainly took the stress off my shoulders and were always available if I had questions. I would recommend them to anyone and am so pleased I decided to go with them, mainly because they were not a shop front but a house that I felt would look after my brother. I was absolutely right to do so. Thank you for all that you did for myself and our family. Tish Smith.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Paul was very polite and professional, he dealt with my needs with care and made me feel very comfortable with my requests and question asking.
On the day of the Funeral of my aunt Paul was at the crematorium waiting for us and had dealt with my wishes to a 'T'. Thank you for making the awful day so much easier.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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
J Gorringe & Sons managed my uncle's funeral which went very smoothly. They ensured that I had considered everything so that nothing was missed and executed their part of the funeral with professionalism and dignity. As the arranger of the funeral, I was extremely pleased that J Gorringe & Sons were there. Top marks as far as I am concerned!
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.
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.
Response from J Gorringe & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. 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.  
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.
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