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 Barnesbarnesandhicks@hotmail.co.uk    phone 07748  630571


The meeting on 15th April 2020 has been cancelled

for details, contact the Chairman or Treasurer


10th Anniversary Casino Night Celebration Party
5th April 2019 at the Marriot Hotel, Twickenham

Over 100 members and guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening to celebrate the District’s anniversary.

Partygoers released their inner James Bond at the various game
tables – safe in the knowledge that no stakes could be lost.

         The evening included a delicious dinner, music and even a celebration cake!




Meeting report – Meeting Thursday 18th October 2018

The latest busy meeting of the District Association included a number of speakers:
Dr Tanji Acharya gave an interesting and informative talk on the funeral rites of Hinduism.
Jeremy Field, representing the NAFD, spoke at length on various matters from National Office.
Richard Van Nes, LAFD President, provided an update on the progress of the Health & Safety Commission’s policies towards handling infectious cases. He also informed members about developments within LAFD.
Michael Tiney, Western District Chairman, notified members of the return of Mr Inyama to the role of Senior Coroner of West London, after his two-year suspension.

Mr Tiney was delighted to present Mr. Robert Lodge, of Lodge Brothers, with Honorary Membership for his unfailing support to Western District.

Mr Tiney asked for volunteers to come forward before the AGM, to take up positions on the committee.

The evening concluded with everyone tucking into a delicious curry with all the trimmings.

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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