About Godalming Funeral Service
Godalming Funeral Service opened in 2022 to provide funeral directors services in the local area under the guidance of Paul Weightman.
Godalming Funeral Service was established in 2022, when Paul Weightman joined the Funeral Partners Family and work began to restore a former funeral home in Godalming. Over a 40 year career Paul has helped thousands of families, serving his clients and their loved ones with empathy, respect and exemplary standards of care.
Paul is now looking forward to his new role as Senior Funeral Director at Godalming Funeral Service, working across the Guildford (Formerly James & Thomas Funeral Directors) and Godalming Branches.
Paul’s son Anghus Weightman – a respected Funeral Director in his own right – joined Godalming Funeral Service in 2023 to work with his dad.
Here at Godalming Funeral Service we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.
If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in our funeral home, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call.
Meet the Team
Senior Funeral Director
Paul knew he wanted to be a Funeral Director before he left school, with the seed of his plans being planted when he attended his grandfather’s funeral aged 15.
“I was placed at a funeral home on a Youth Training Scheme. This government scheme paid a small salary and provided 13 weeks classroom-based learning and 39 weeks on the job, so to speak.
“At the end of my year’s Youth Training Scheme I was taken on full time by the business, and I took on the managerial role in 1987, at the age of 20.”
Paul attained his Diploma in Funeral Directing and was awarded the Scales award for the highest score in the country at the time.
Since then, Paul has enjoyed a lengthy career in the local area, co-ordinating hundreds of funerals each year, serving his clients and their loved ones with empathy, respect and exemplary standards of care.
Anghus has been around the funeral industry since he was born. He has been conducting funerals since he was a teenager and has looked after hundreds of families over his 14 year career.
“There is huge satisfaction from supporting somebody at their lowest ebb following a bereavement, looking after them and helping them through the other side of the process, making it as easy as possible for the client and their families.’’
He is looking forward to helping bereaved families in the community he has always been a part of.
Anghus lives in Godalming with his wife and young daughter.
Simon grew up in Farnham. Simon first gained experience in the funeral industry at Kemp & Stevens Funeral Directors in Alton. In 2009 he joined Thorne-Leggett Funeral Directors, to learn more about the business and train for the Diploma in Funeral Directing, which he gained in 2012. Simon has since been promoted to a Funeral Manager for Funeral Partners brands across Thames Valley.
Brian has been involved in the funeral business all his life. His father had a business in Surrey and Brian worked with him for many years. He was a professional referee, and still referees matches at weekends.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandson, wife and daughters, visiting Dorset and travelling.
Funeral Arranger/ Trainee Funeral Director
Sam’s passion for the funeral industry started in 2016 when she became a part time funeral arranger. After many years of arranging funerals, an opportunity arose for her to become a mobile funeral conductor which she has embraced wholeheartedly.
Sam’s journey for Funeral Partners began in August 2022 where she enjoys working with a great team that support each other and continue to help families and their loved ones at their most difficult time.
In Sam’s spare time she enjoys making memories with her three children, and her many nephews and nieces.
We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.
Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.
Respect for everyone
We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.
We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.
We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.
We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.
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