About Us

    About W Hodges Funeral Directors

    Born in 1841, William Hodges worked to establish a local reputation as a builder and stonemason. In the nineteenth century, it was common for builders and carpenters to be part-time undertakers too. With Victorian funerals and masonry becoming more lavish, records show that by 1882 as William reached his forties, funerals and masonry had become his main business. 

    The team at our Sevenoaks funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. Our Sevenoaks funeral home has its own service venue.

    Here at W Hodges Funeral Directors we also 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 any of our funeral homes, 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 your local funeral home. 

    Meet the Team

    Murielle (Mue) Doyle

    Funeral Arranger/Administrator

    Mue joined W Hodges Funeral Directors in December 2019 having previously worked at a local independent funeral business.
    She says “I love meeting families and being able to comfort, guide, advise and support them at a very difficult time.”
    Throughout her life, with a variety of jobs, she learnt empathy, compassion, patience, understanding and customer service.

    From her earliest career in the printing trade it was about delivering the best possible service at the most competitive price to meet the customer needs. Later on, in retail, customer service and a friendly approach as well as being able to troubleshoot were also a must have quality. Over the years her skills improved and even more so in the Adult Social Industry where she wore several hats, from cleaner, laundry assistant, cook, administrator, activities co-ordinator to carer and advocate in End of Life and Safeguarding the vulnerable throughout their remaining years.

    She says “Having suffered personal loss myself over the years from babies, siblings, parents, friends, colleagues and more recently my husband of 37 years, I endeavour to deliver the very best possible diligence, due care and customer service as I can to my clients to facilitate and orchestrate the service they wish and they so deserve for their loved ones. Being a Funeral Arranger is by far the most humbling and rewarding career I have ever had.”
    In her spare time she enjoys cooking, decorating, gardening, socialising and spending time with her two children, their partners and her three beautiful grandsons.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    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.

    Professional Standards

    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.

    Accept responsibility

    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.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01732 454 457 visit branch or arrange a home visit