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Lodge Brothers trusted with you family for over 200 years

We understand that with the ongoing changes to our lives caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, feelings of grief and anxiety are amplified when we lose a loved one. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by the virus.

The health and wellbeing of our clients and staff are our top priority. When visiting our branches we ask that you observe the following:

  • Face coverings must be worn when entering our branches (unless you are exempt)
  • Only two clients in the funeral home at any one time.
  • The 2 metre distancing rule will be upheld
  • Hands to be sanitised on entry & exit

Yours sincerely,
Robert Lodge Chairman

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Roehampton have first-hand experience when dealing with the painful consequences of 2020 and the Corona 19 Pandemic which affected, afflicted and shut down the UK, leaving families reeling as they faced the loss of freedom of choice, freedom of movement, loss of jobs, loss of finances and most difficult of all, loss of life. Funerals are highly emotionally occasions but even more when a person loses their life to a global pandemic, which appeared unexpectedly a year ago and proceed to upset our normality and shake us to the core. The passing of someone who has succumbed to Covid-19 is even more raw and emotional when that life becomes part of the painful statistics, which the country faces on a daily basis.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Datchet do not treat your loved ones passing as if it were merely a statistic, they treat them like family. Lodge Brothers have been assisting families with their loss and grief for more than 240 years and are sensitive to the fact that losing a loved one is simply heart-wrenching. Organising a funeral can be a daunting task however with caring and professional people by your side can make it more bearable; leading your family through the process, providing you with solutions to problems, you have not experienced before. Arranging a funeral becomes seamless as Lodge Brothers alleviate any additional and unnecessary pressure for the family.

Following a death, there are many legal requirements to be undertaken, such as registering the death, Wills & Probate, completion of statutory documentation and liaison with third parties. So too are there many logistical requirements, such as bringing your loved one into our care, advising people, making decisions such as choosing between burials or cremations and financing the funeral. Lodge Brothers offers several options to pay for the funeral and will always provide families with an itemised list of services and their associated costs to enable families to decide accordingly. Funerals can be expensive, and we appreciate that this can present very real difficulty to families who have not made prior arrangements to cover such expenses. Lodge Brothers funeral charges are extremely competitive when compared to other Funeral Directors, considering the exceptional service and professionalism of our staff and superior facilities which we offer. Our funeral directors Isleworth have a solution for all financial scenarios. Lodge Brothers price match other local Funeral Directors, based on a written quotation.

Additional constraints have been placed on funerals, which must be adhered to during these times, but the UK government has provided guidance for the arranging and attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. These guidelines were developed to ensure that bereaved families are treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect and that funerals can continue to take place while minimising the risk of infection. Lodge Brothers are very familiar with these stipulations and our staff strive to balance the requirements of the grieving, allowing them to mourn, with the need to minimise the spread of COVID-19 infection.

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Lodge Brothers Legal Services is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

There comes a time in everyone’s life when there is a funeral to plan. What most people seldom think about, however, is that where there is a funeral, there is an associated requirement for funeral legal services Guildford, which goes hand-in-hand with those related to funerals planning services. A unique and empathetic group of attorneys at Lodge Brothers legal services dedicate themselves to assisting families and individuals with the legal aspects involved at the end of life. Sad as it is to think that there is a requirement for such a service, it is probably one of the most important and practical aspects which need to be addressed, preferably while you as an individual, are still alive. Just like with funeral planning, end of life planning is without a doubt, one of the best things a person could do for the loved ones who will be left behind.

Funeral legal services Ashford include a cluster of specific services which one needs to attend to, to ease the burden on those left behind, and to ensure that there are no unexpected surprises awaiting them. These funeral legal services include the preparation and drawing up of a will, probate services, and powers of attorney.

Having a legal and binding will in place holds more importance than most people may expect, which is one of the reasons why so many people end up never quite getting to having theirs drawn up. One somehow always believes that there is time for these things. Meanwhile, we all know that no tomorrow is guaranteed. A legal will and testament will speak for you when you are no longer able to, whether it be because you are still on life-support, or if you have already passed away. Sometimes there is a need for you to tell others when it is time to let you go, in the event of a tragedy which leaves you unable to communicate for yourself any longer. Documents like DNR’s (Do not resuscitate) and organ donation instructions can help your family know what you would want them to do, or not do when they are not able to ask you themselves.

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A person also has the option of appointing their attorney with the power of attorney to execute any and all final decisions and wishes intended by the individual. Doing so designates your attorney as sole executor of your property and finances. This can also apply to end of life decisions and actions which need to be taken, on your behalf if you are no longer able to.

Whether or not there is a will, the legal process of probate is required in order to administer the finalization of a person’s estate, whether according to the Will, if found to be legal, or in the event that there are instructions left behind. It becomes the responsibility of the court to decide who is rightfully entitled to your possessions. Lodge Brother Legal attorneys will professionally and legally administer your will, ensuring that your legal requests are carried out by the court and that your possessions are distributed as you intended them to be.

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Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Guildford

Your funeral is technically the final event of your life. Even though by the time you are laid to rest, your body has long since drawn its last breath, your funeral symbolizes the final act of a living person. For those left behind, the funeral is the last thing that needs to be done so as to allow them to move on with their own lives… or at least begin to. As unique as you are during your life is as unique as your funeral will be. Perhaps some traditions are the same and similar ceremonial aspects are observed, but funeral directors Guildford can attest that no one funeral could ever be the same.

Not everyone has the privilege to be in a position to plan their own funeral and while that does sound like an ironic statement, death does not make allowances for the timeline of the living or their expectations. If you have not yet had time to think about your funeral and how you would like your funeral to be, there is no time like the present.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors don’t only help your family when you have already passed, but are available to discuss your own funeral plans with you so that your family does not end up with the emotional decisions relating to your burial or cremation. What this means is that you can pre-plan each detail pertaining to your last life event, easing the burden on your loved ones and giving you the chance to decide exactly how you would like this to happen. Most of us will take the time to plan all events which we experience during our lives, birthdays, weddings, and so on, so why not take a proactive approach to plan your own funeral.

Lodge Brothers have created their service to offer the most convenient service possible. This includes ensuring physical convenience which is why they can be found near to most hospitals as well as and Register Office Harrow and Register Office Kingston upon Thames.  Lodge Brothers are also excellent at offering practical and pragmatic guidance to facilitate the smooth execution of this, one of the most important days of your life. Combining 7 generations of funeral planning experience with what can only be a deep sense of pride in their life’s calling, Lodge Brothers take care to ensure exceptional service and that each and every tiny detail is executed to the “t”. Funeral directors know that most people go through the motions of the day in somewhat of an emotional mist but look back on the day with a sense of relief and closure, which is what makes a funeral so important.

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Plan your funeral now by contacting one of the Lodge Brothers situated near to you and you will find that not only are they physically available, but that their prices are competitive compared to other funeral directors. Just ask about the Lodge Brother price match promise to find out more from caring and friendly funeral professionals, based on affordable prices and which promise to provide you with a funeral which is just as you want it, so that your family can do what they need to, in order to focus on their healing.

Find your nearest Register Office Leatherhead and Register Office Maidenhead.

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Leave it to Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors

Lodge HomeBeing a Funeral Director is a calling. Not everyone has the capacity, nor inclination to be sure, to be able to withstand the needs of this particular type of work simply because, as you can well imagine, of the intensity of both the topics related to funerals, as well as the emotional aspects of the function. Certainly, it’s not a business where you will get repeat business either unless you are able to provide the service with the utmost professionalism, attention to detail under highly pressurised circumstances.  Lodge Brothers funeral Director is a family business with more than 230 years of experience with attending to the needs of the living and the deceased. Lodge Brothers’ funeral director East Horsley is personally and powerfully tied to the services which we passionate about providing.

Funeral Director Virginia Water treats each individual situation with the ultimate respect which is warranted when a family loses a member. As each life of each person is unique and beautiful, Lodge Brothers Funeral Director will stop at nothing to ensure that the funeral event, activities, and accessories are managed in a way that holds true to the person who was and the people whose lives are changed forever as a result of their presence. When it comes to a funeral event, planning is everything. As in any event, without planning, things will not go smoothly. And so it our business to make sure that even when the event has not been properly planned for, that in the end all of the necessary aspects are executed as if they had been. It is only because of our deep passion for the function that Lodge Brother funeral directors are privileged to provide.

At the end of each funeral, it is the funeral directors position to provide closure for the family seamlessly and silently so that when the family leaves at the end of their long and emotionally draining event, there are no stones left unturned and no effort not achieved, ensuring that events of the day have been performed to perfection. Being a funeral director is a calling because it is not something that people without respect for humanity and life can achieve. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what is required and Lodge Brothers across the UK have an extended family who you are looking for to help your family through their emotional time.

More and more people are looking for ways to celebrate the lives of the deceased in a way which shows the world, one last time how special they were and how much they were loved in life and now in death. Lodge Brothers provide options that will meet the needs of any religion or culture. Be it a traditional funeral or modern style funeral that your family is looking for to best mark the day, Lodge Brothers is proud to be able to provide you with the best funeral you could wish for. Lodge Brothers professional funeral and cremations services create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

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A fine memorial to wish them goodbye

Benjamin Franklin, wrote in 1789 that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is something that is very difficult to dispute, even to this day.

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This unadulterated truth may well be the case however something that does not have to be as prescribed, is the way in which we celebrate the life of a person when the time comes to bid farewell.

As a child, I was told that my parents felt that I was old enough to go to my grandmother’s funeral which was held in a catholic church which my grandmother fellowshipped during her later years. The church was fairly modern in design, with an unusual flat room, large and interesting stain glass windows filled the room with light; a modernised pulpit took center stage on a slightly raised platform. It was my first funeral and I had no idea what to expect. My grandmother was presented in a closed casket in the middle of the room, towards the front. Her casket was covered in flowers and stood pronounced in the room. It was the first time I had seen a casket and morbidly wondered what it must be like inside one. Those attending were quiet and sombre, despite the pretty colours streaming in through the windows. The hymns were slow and laboured and the priest played his part as he held his censer below the narrowing plate with one hand, allowing it to swing freely. This image is etched in my mind but so is the feeling of complete disconnect I felt.

Death may be a certainty but the type of funeral you chose, does not have to be. Traditions are beautiful and very much required as a part of society to help bring us together in community to mark the special events which punctuate our lives. When it came time for me to bid farewell to my own mother, I knew that there was another way to go about celebrating her life, which is what I know she wanted.

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With the help of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, I was able to replace the sombre memory I had of my grandmother’s passing but choosing an alternative funeral for my mother. When it comes to thinking about it, there are many ways in which you can say “I love you” one more time at the funeral of your loved one. Traditional funerals are often being replaced by original funerals which are far more personal and individual funerals as the life of the person you are saying goodbye to. Lodge Brothers have extensive experience assisting families with special funeral requests and will also provide you with various alternate ideas for the day. A funeral is always sad but can it can also be beautiful, simple, sentimental and heartfelt event that can give you peace of mind knowing that you have celebrated someone’s life in the most respectful and positive way possible.

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Commemorative funerals to celebrate a beautiful life

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The passing of a loved one can have a devastating effect on those left behind, especially when the passing is unexpected. Even when the loss is somewhat expected, resulting from a long-term or prolonged illness or disability, nothing can really prepare someone for the day when they receive “that” call.

Sometimes, families have the chance to be with their loved ones at the moment of passing, which can leave them with a sense of peace after the event, knowing that they were by their side in their last moments. However, not everyone is able to experience the last moments with their loved ones and see them pass peacefully on. No matter how it happens, nothing quite prepares a person for the finality of the event.

How and when this happens is not something that anyone is able to ultimately control however what we do have control over is how we chose to remember our loved ones and how we say farewell to them. Everyone is an individual, and when starting to arrange a funeral, there is no greater respect than giving them the farewell that matches how they chose to live their lives. Your loved one can be released in a way that is as original as all of our personalities.

How we say farewell, is not only a reflection on how our dearly beloved wanted to be remembered but so too is it a chance for loved ones to show one last time, just how much that person meant to them. It is a healing rite of passage for the family and the friends who will miss the departed and now struggle with how to imagine their lives without that special person. Having a ceremony at the end of a life, is as much about the living as it is about the departed. Celebrate your loved one by making reference to their hobbies, interests, and career or life experiences and show them how much you respected their life, in other ways such as choosing a modern coffin, using a particular colour theme or dress code for the day, choosing particular music that your loved one enjoyed, or providing photographic displays at the wake.

Historically, funerals are highly ritualised and traditionally aligned to religious ceremonies as formal and earnest in nature. More and more people chose to celebrate life rather than focus on the loss itself and are looking for ways to help them express the love of life that they so keenly feel when someone’s life is lost. Lodge Brothers understand how important a bespoke funeral can be and treat all funerals with the exact level of respect that is required at the end of someone’s life. Lodge Brothers also understand that as different as we are all are in life, is the case in death and offers many ways for families who prefer non-religious or ethnically diverse ceremonies. Regardless of race or religious beliefs, Lodge Brother staff will guide you through the process to help you achieve a ceremony that is right for you and your deceased loved one. If you prefer a non-religious service, it can be arranged for a Humanist or Civil Celebrant to officiate at the funeral.

Whichever way that Lodge Brothers can help you at this important time, is exactly what you can expect to receive, speak to them about how to celebrate the life of your loved one with an alternative memorial.

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Professional and empathetic Funeral Directors

Pre-Paid FuneralsAt a time when words really can offer little comfort, the best thing that a person can experience is to be surrounded by people who they can trust and who will take on some of the weight of the world which they may be carrying. When going through a stressful period in one’s life, it can become difficult to do the small things and making decisions, whether about the big or the small issues, can seem equally insurmountable. When the worst things in life happen, it often feels like it takes a village to deal with the repercussions – everything can become slower yet the time will fly, you may feel that you can do and say nothing right, despite your best efforts to keep a brave face on and take care of what needs doing. When you are the only one left to pick up the pieces and buck literally stops with you, how much of a relief would it be to know that you have someone to lean on? Anyone who has been in a dire situation in their lives knows that relief can come in small pieces and yet those small things will have the largest impact on your life at the time. When its not even day to day, but rather moment to moment, a person who can help you and lend you a hand is ultimately a gift.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors London knows too well what can happen to a person and families when their loved ones pass away, even if it may have been expected. Lodge Brothers funeral directors have stood beside families in their time of need and not just stood witness to but been involved in the hard times and part of the hard decisions.  When death visits your family, there are always decisions to be made, especially if there was no Will prepared. The logistics involved in planning a funeral at a time of heightened emotions, can be over-whelming.

Lodge Brothers has answers to all of your questions and can provide you with everything that you may need when it comes to laying your loved one to rest. Details which you may never have thought of will need to be addressed and its times like this when a compassionate, empathetic expert is invaluable. That is what the goal of Lodge Brothers is… to provide and succeed in helping to sort out all of the really hard decisions during a hard time. With so much experience and an in-bred family understanding of what it takes to be the calm in the storm, Lodge Brother funeral directors will not let you and your family down. Everything from Funeral arrangements and information, floral tributes, legal services, such as probate services, memorials and the Lodge brothers collection of Keepsake jewellery from your departed loved-one, are swiftly and seamlessly attended to in the manner in which your loved one would be pleased and of which you can be proud to hold safe in your memories.

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Funeral Flowers

Undertakers London are endeavouring to meet the growing demand for high quality floral arrangements.  They are continually expanding their range of services, which can now be purchased in their online shop such as floral arrangements.

As well as offering an extensive selection of floral tributes for funerals, they are now able to offer bouquets and floral arrangements for all special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter

For more funeral services London or more details on your local funeral directors London contact Lodge Brothers.

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Planning a Funeral

Q Why should I choose your funeral plan?
A Because the Funeral Directors listed are family owned and provide the highest standards of personal funeral service.

Q Are you regulated?
A We are Registered Providers with the Funeral Planning Authority and abide by their code of practice.

Q What are the other funeral expenses?
A They are fees paid by the Funeral Directors to other people, including Doctors, Ministers, Churches, Crematorium and Burial authorities.

Q What happens to the money I pay for my funeral plan?
A. All monies, including the Membership Fee, are paid over to the HSBC Trust Company (UK) Limited, the Custodian Trustee.

Q How can I be sure you will still be available when I need you?
A. The funeral is guaranteed by Lodge Bros. (Funerals) Ltd., established as Funeral Directors since approximately 1780.

Q What happens if I die whilst away from home (eg visiting family or friends on holiday or on a business trip)?
A. No problem. All plans cover transportation costs from anywhere in England and Wales to your selected Funeral Director.

Q Is the fixed price still guaranteed if I die before completing the payment instalment plan?
A Yes, provided the outstanding balance is paid prior to the day of the funeral.

For more information on funeral directors Londonfuneral services London and undertakers London contact Lodge Brothers.

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New Funeral Directors London

Funeral Directors London have now opened a new branch in Walton-on-Thames.

The new funeral home at 65 High Street, Walton-on-Thames will be managed by Robert Lodge, a seventh generation descendant of James Lodge who founded Lodge Brothers in 1780. He will be assisted by experienced Funeral Arranger Ann McMurray who is moving from the Lodge Brothers branch in Esher.

As undertakers London the new premises have been refurbished into comfortable & informal surroundings.  Part of which include a Chapel of Rest and a private meeting from for families to discuss funeral arrangements.  They provide all funeral services London.

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