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About Us

    About Merstow Green Funeral Home

    Merstow Green Funeral Home is proud to serve our local community of Evesham, providing meticulous service, advice, emotional support and guidance when families need it most since 2008.

    Philip Tomlins is the Principal Funeral Director of Merstow Green Funeral Home and has worked as a funeral director in Evesham since 1987. Philip continues to maintain his vision of placing the emphasis on quality of service, value for money and meeting all the client’s needs. Funeral Directors Carol Phillips and Kevin Bowen joined the company in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Along with Philip they are committed to providing the highest levels of bereavement care in the community. Merstow Green Funeral Home in Evesham are proud to be members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD). This means we adhere to their strict codes of practice, so our clients can be assured of receiving the best standards of care and attention. Merstow Green Funeral Home appreciates a reliable and respectful service is paramount for the families we serve. 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

    Philip Tomlins Dip. FD

    Business Principal

    Philip has worked as a funeral director in Evesham since 1987.

    Working solely at Merstow Green Funeral Home, he continues to maintain his vision of placing the emphasis on quality of service, value for money and meeting all of the client’s needs. Philip’s history and association with the local community he serves, has resulted in an excellent reputation that derives from his desire to provide the best in bereavement care.

    Kevin Bowen

    Senior Funeral Director

    Kevin joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2015, having previously worked as a Funeral Director in Pembrokeshire.
    His father, Stuart, has worked in the funeral industry for over 20 years.

    He says “It’s a real privilege to support families in their time of need. I feel honoured to be part of a team that offers such a professional, caring, and dignified service to all the bereaved families we serve”.

    A keen sportsman, he enjoys playing cricket, golf, football and outdoor pursuits such as kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking.

    Carol Phillips Dip FAA, Dip FD

    Funeral Director

    Carol joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in February 2012.

    Having accomplished the diploma in funeral arranging and administration in 2013. Carol continued studying for the diploma in funeral directing which she achieved in 2015

    “It’s a privilege to offer support, help, advice and guidance to the bereaved and very rewarding if I am able to make this extremely difficult time easier for families”.

    Elaine Smith

    Account Administrator

    Elaine joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2015 as an Account Administrator.

    She says she enjoys “helping local families at their time of need”.

    In her spare time she likes gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

    John Bartlett

    Senior Funeral Operative

    John joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2010 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked for Auto Sleepers.

    He says he enjoys “being there for the community”.

    In his spare time he likes goinng to the gym, hiking, water sports, travelling and shopping.

    Luke Bartlett

    Senior Funeral Operative

    Luke joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2015 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked in print and design services.

    He says he enjoys “being there for the public”.

    In his spare time he likes running, weights, kayaking, canoeing and watching movies.

    Joseph King

    Funeral Operative

    Joseph joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2010 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked as Head Gardener at the Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire.

    He says he enjoys “being outdoors and working within a flexible environment and nurturing good relationships with the local community”.

    Joseph has certificates in horticulture and management and can be found gardening, cycling, walking and spending time with fiends in his spare time.

    Nick Sutton

    Funeral Operative

    Nick joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in January 2016 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked for the West Midlands Police.

    He says he most enjoys “the variety of work and supporting families through difficult times, as well as working with committed, like-minded colleagues”.

    In his spare time he likes golf, fitness activities and travelling.

    Mike Hawkins

    Funeral Operative

    Mike joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in 2016 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked as a Postman in Statford-upon-Avon.

    He says he enjoys “giving the best possible care to the deceased and their families and working as part of a great team”.

    In 2002 Mike did a solo walk unaided from Lands End to John O’Groats for the Air Ambulance.

    In his spare time he likes kayaking, cycling and watching football.

    Lee Huffey

    Funeral Operative

    Lee joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in February 2020 as a Funeral Operative, having previously worked for the US based company ‘Lowe’s’ who specialise in home improvements.

    He says he most enjoys “providing a professional service for families”.

    In his spare time he likes repairing bicycles for adventure playground.

    Our Values

    Pride

    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.

    Partnership

    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 01386 49903 visit branch or arrange a home visit