Western District

Area covered

West London and to the West around the M25.

Who should attend

Anyone within the funeral profession or connected thereto e.g. crematoria, cemeteries, nursing homes, mortuaries, registrars.


Two meetings are held each year in Spring and Autumn, usually at The Quentin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Cavendish Road, Chiswick.

In addition to talks by guest speakers on relevant topics, meetings afford an excellent opportunity for socialising and networking.

Recent topics include: Training, Health & Safety, Funeral Law/Legislation, funeral rites

Contact details

For further information about the District organisation and events contact: 

Chairman,  Michael Tiney: Michael@southallfuneral.co.uk

Treasurer, Ray Barnes: barnesandhicks@hotmail.co.uk    phone 07748  630571

Secretary, Helen Conibeere : phone 07966 563393


Meeting report – Annual General Meeting Wednesday 11th April 2018

Once again, members of the District Association turned out in force for another busy evening, which included the election of a new Committee, a very informative presentation and the usual social activities.


Ray Barnes (right) congratulates his successor as Chairman, Michael Tiney

New Chairman Michael Tiney thanked his predecessor Ray Barnes for his period in office, during which the Association’s active membership grew.

Long-standing Treasurer John Mould had stepped down, passing the baton (and books) to Ray. The Association is grateful for the support he has given to its continuing success.

The meeting welcomed guest speaker Hidde Verberne from Orthometals, who explained the firm’s metal recycling schemes and the new pacemaker recycling scheme, recently introduced in France and Spain.


As usual, the enjoyable evening was completed with supper and lively debate. 

The next meeting is being planned for October ……… watch this space!





Meeting report – Wednesday 18th October 2017 
Held at the usual venue – The Quentin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Chiswick.

Guest speaker  Amardeep Sidhu gave a fascinating insight into Sikh funeral rites and the significance of the turban and 5Ks.
Attendees also enjoyed a demonstration of Bhangra music and dancing.
In keeping with the evening’s theme, there was an Indian supper, which rounded off a lively evening.


Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 15th March 2017. Held at the usual venue – The Quentin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Cavendish Road, Chiswick – the evening was  again very well supported by local firms.

In addition to the usual AGM business, there were a number of interesting presentations, ranging from an explanation of Zoroastrian Funeral Rites to the FFMA testing protocol for coffins and from matters of local interest to the profession to NAFD focus on national events and association developments.

Those present enjoyed a delicious supper and entertainment befitting the date (St Patrick’s Day).

The new Committee now is in place, led by new District Chairman Ray Barnes – contact Ray for information on future events and getting involved.


Meeting report – Tuesday 20th October 2015 – The Quentin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Chiswick, was the venue for another successful evening in Western District, the event being very well supported by local firms.

Our  thanks to excellent guest speaker Howard Hodgson (pictured with District Chairman Ed Brunskill)

photo from WD meeting


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