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 Kevin Bowen, Martyn Jeynes and Catherine Gurney joined the company in 2015, 2021 and 2023 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.

    Martyn Jeynes Dip. FD

    Senior Funeral Director

    Martyn has worked as a funeral director all his life, nearly forty years. Twenty years of his career have been spent working with Philip, serving the communities of Evesham and the wider Worcestershire area.

    In 2021 Martyn returned to Evesham, where he considers it a privilege to serve bereaved families at the most difficult time of their lives.

    Martyn is a keen dog owner and trainer and in his spare time enjoys nothing more than wonderful walks in the Worcestershire countryside.

    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.

    Nicola Michaela

    Funeral Director

    Nicola has been working in the funeral business for nearly five years, having previously worked for Dignity but made the move over to Merstow Green in January 2024.
    Nicola feels proud and privileged to be part of such an amazing team whom she has admired for a long time.
    She originally went to college in Evesham back in 1988 and is excited to be back in Evesham working for the community.
    Nicola was a manager at Marks and Spencer and originally worked for Kays catalogue, but moving into the funeral profession has been the best decision she has made.

    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.

    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.

    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 going to the gym, hiking, water sports, travelling and shopping.

    Emma Evans

    Funeral Service Operative

    Emma joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in October 2022 after many years working in the community caring for complex/end of life.

    She says, “It’s an honour to work as part of a team in the care of both families and the deceased during a very difficult time, showing empathy, trust and passion in the way we work together”.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, dog and walking the countryside in the local area.

    Lynne Baker


    Lynne joined Merstow Green Funeral Home in January 2022, having previously worked at Homesmith House in Evesham as well as 8 years’ experience working in the funeral profession.

    She says, “I love being part of a truly devoted and caring team for our community”.

    In her spare time, she likes travelling, meeting new people and watching sports.

    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.

    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 01386 49903 visit branch or arrange a home visit