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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

    Sally Shutler

    Senior Funeral Arranger

    Sally previously worked at T W Boorman Funeral Services from 2017 and in 2021 moved to W Hodges Funeral Directors, having previously worked as carer. Previous to that she was in the motor trade for 26 years. Starting on the workshop floor as an apprentice and then a warranty administrator.
    She says “I enjoy looking after our clients at a difficult time and building great relationships with them. Being a mobile arranger I cover 7 branches in the West Kent area so I get to meet families from all over the area.”
    She enjoys going for long walks with her dog and spending time with her husband. She also enjoys “tinkering” with old motorbikes.

    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