Southern District

Area covered

The London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth and the surrounding areas including north Surrey.

Who should attend

Anyone within the funeral profession – owners, managers and funeral directors, funeral arrangers, administrators – or connected thereto e.g. crematoria, cemeteries, nursing homes, mortuaries, registrars.

Frequency of meetings

Meetings are held quarterly at The Hallmark Hotel at 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT on Monday evenings and are followed by a hot buffet dinner.

Recent topics have included the operation of a cemetery & memorial gardens, the history of embalming and the new FFMA testing protocol.

Next meeting, in April, will be the Annual General Meeting

Nominations to Office to  be sent to the Chairman as soon as possible, please.

If you are interested in becoming involved on the Committee, but would like to learn more about the District organisation, please speak to one of the officers.

Contact details

Ben Walkling, Chairman: phone 07969 217991 email:         

Emily Sharma, Vice-chairman:  email:


Meeting reports 

Monday 29th January 2018

The well attended meeting was pleased to welcome guest speaker Simon Allen, who gave a timely,  informative presentation on the new General Data Protection Regulations, bring introduced in May.

The evening also included the customary supper.


Monday 16th January 2017 


District Chairman Ben welcomes NAFD President Jeremy Field

District Chairman Ben welcomes NAFD President Jeremy Field

The meeting was attended by a good mix of people from a variety of funeral services.

Those present enjoyed an interesting presentation from a carriage master and a lively debate covering diverse matters, such as the Social Fund, Coroner services and an update on ME Implementation in England.

The enjoyable evening concluded with a hot buffet supper.


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