James & Thomas Funeral Directors

James & Thomas Funeral Directors is here for all your funeral planning requirements.

The teams at our Cobham, New Haw, Merrow Heights and East Horsley funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


Mill Road, Cobham, England, United Kingdom.

43 reviews on Google

New Haw

305, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, England, KT15 3NY, United Kingdom.

23 reviews on Google

Merrow Heights

Epsom Road, Guildford, England, GU1 2RE, United Kingdom.

122 reviews on Google

East Horsley

24, Ockham Road South, Leatherhead, England, KT24 6QN, United Kingdom.

47 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 43 reviews View on Google Maps

Barry Pope

4 months ago

We could not be happier with the service we experianced, every detail was laid out for us.even advice on other official requirements. Our celebrant Colin was first class, He guided us through the eulogy writing, Colins additional input of readings and poems really made the whole service into a well recieved experiance by all who attended.

Sarah Clarke

10 months ago

After losing mum in 2016, we sadly lost dad as well in May this year. Mum was looked after so tenderly by James & Thomas so leaving dad in their caring hands was the obvious choice. Liz at the Cobham branch was nothing short of an angel to my sister and I. She was compassionate and considerate and guided us so personally through the whole process all the way to the crematorium where she attended and looked after the whole family so sensitively and with such dignity and respect for dad. We honestly could not have wished for a lovelier team of people to help us through such a sad time. So many thanks for everything.

Richard Canning

a year ago

We chose Liz and her team to deal with my step mums funeral, as she had also dealt with my fathers, years before. Liz couldn't have been more helpful and made everything as stress free as possible. I would definitely recommend Liz and her team. Thank you

Patricia Still

2 years ago

Well, what can I say, Liz at James and Thomas was amazing. From the moment we walked into the office she put my husband and I at ease, guiding us through the whole funeral process and making a difficult and emotional time totally stress free for us. Liz was at the end of the phone to answer any queries that we raised and dealt with everything professionally. Liz even had flowers made in the shape of a cat for us. We wouldn’t hesitate to use James and Thomas again. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you.

Eric Barton

a year ago

The care and service we have received from Liz Bayliss at James & Thomas was exceptional. Compassionate, caring and efficient she was ever present to advise me and my family at every stage of an intensely emotional experience.

New Haw

Rating: 5 from 23 reviews View on Google Maps

Colin Sales

a year ago

Our sincere thanks to Julian and the staff at James and Thomas for the efficient and very sensitive way they looked after the family at a time when we had the loss of a wonderful husband and father. Their support and guidance was very much appreciated and ensured that the funeral arrangements were carried out just as the family wanted.

Charlotte Wilcock

6 years ago

We arranged a funeral for my uncle with James and Thomas having felt the funeral director who we initially went to and who arranged the funeral of his wife was less than helpful. It was very difficult for us as strangers to the area to know who to go to instead. We saw James and Thomas premises by chance and from the moment we walked in and the greeting we received from Donna we knew we had come to the right place. Everything was arranged quickly and to our complete satisfaction. Donna was in touch as necessary and we felt confident and grateful that living hundreds of miles away ourselves everything had been left in good hands. The service went perfectly to plan and in every respect was dignified. A number of people have asked me who the Funeral Directors were subsequently, endorsing me view of the arrangements. Thank you. My thanks go to this team and particularly to Donna who "went the extra mile" .

Alex London

5 years ago

Following the death of my Mother, we contacted James & Thomas to arrange the funeral. Donna was very kind, understanding & patient & we were very happy with the way our wishes were carried out. We were guided through a very difficult time & were able to arrange a fitting tribute to my Mother, this was entirely due to the time & care taken by Donna, I highly recommend their thoughtful professional service.

Julie Corts

6 years ago

We used the office on Woodham Lane and I cannot say enough good things about the service we received from all the staff at this company. They were so professional, caring and helpful. We felt such a weight was lifted once they took over. They looked after my Mum so well and we were able to visit her anytime, which greatly helped my Dad. They assisted us in planning the service that we wanted and they were very accommodating. On the day of the service everything went like clockwork. They treated us so very well and I have to say Sam is truly one of the loveliest men I have met. You really feel you are with people who truly care about you. Special thank you to Donna, for being the shoulder I cried on, you really understand the loss people are feeling. Thanks to you all........................The Prince Family

Janice Curry

6 years ago

I can whole heartedly recommend James & Thomas Funeral Directors at New Haw for their professionalism in such a difficult time for myself and family . From my first meeting with Donna to the hearse leaving Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground on the day of my husbands funeral they were kind, considerate, compassionate, respectful and always on the end of the phone for any queries I may have had. Donna was so helpful with the arrangements (which seemed a mind field to me) and everything went like clockwork on the day. I cannot praise them enough for everything they did to make a difficult time go so smoothly.

Merrow Heights

Rating: 4.9 from 122 reviews View on Google Maps

Simon Buchan

a month ago

From the very beginning, Julie at James and Thomas impressed us with her compassion and understanding. She took the time to listen to how we wanted to honor Dad (John) and ensured his funeral service reflected that perfectly. Her exceptional organisation skills kept everything running smoothly, allowing us to focus on grieving and celebrating Dad's life. The service itself was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man, and we're so grateful to Julie for making it so memorable.

Dinah McCarthy

4 months ago

Julie Brown provided sterling service for our mother's funeral, be it for logistics, administration, ceremony coordination, suggestions, advice... She displayed a perfect balance of sensitivity and firmness to keep everything running smoothly. We were very grateful to have her as it meant we had peace of mind to focus on our loss and on the people present at the ceremony.

Pete Aitken

6 months ago

Our world came crashing down recently when our beautiful daughter passed away age 22 unexpectedly. Our heads were full of "Where do you go to plan a funeral ? What sort of funeral should it be ?" With a few ideas we had our first meeting with Julie Brown at the Merrow branch. As soon as we first met her, we were comforted by her warmth and understanding. She guided us gently through the whole process with many of her comforting hugs. Julie found a fitting chapel and venue for the service. On the day, Julie and the pallbearers were very professional and made sure everything went smoothly. It was beautiful service and a fitting tribute to our daughter all made possible by Julie and her hard work. Julie noticed Amanda was struggling outside the chapel when she couldn't find me and came to Amanda's rescue which she very much appreciated. We both feel in what has been a heartbreaking time in our lives, a true friend in Julie has been made. Pete & Amanda Aitken

Mark Butcher

4 months ago

Julie and her team at Merrow were wonderful. Highly professional and supportive. What more could one ask for at a difficult time for the bereaved. Excellent!

Val Head

a year ago

We were really looked after well by Julie at the Merrow office. We had a meeting with her and she thoughtfully and sensitively took us through the process and the decisions we had to make. We really appreciated her experience and guidance. She rang us the day before the funeral to check everything was as we expected which we found reassuring. She was great on the day, very much there to support us but also very unobtrusive. Quite a skill. Thank you Julie you really enabled us to give my mother in law a funeral that really reflected her, and we felt we had done her proud. We really appreciated your support on a difficult day.

East Horsley

Rating: 5 from 47 reviews View on Google Maps

Michelle Wright

a year ago

James and Thomas Funeral directors have been amazing with support and help organising a celebration of life For my father. We didn’t really know where to start and were dreading our first meeting. Julie made us all feel calm and we left with an understanding of everything. Julie was always at the end of a phone or email to answer any questions we had. Everything felt a lot less daunting knowing she was overseeing all our plans, which made for an absolutely perfect day for our Biggy. Thank you Julie and team.

Fiona Storrie

2 years ago

At what was a very difficult time, Julie couldn't have been kinder. She took me through the process of making the arrangements with great care and organised everything perfectly. At the last minute Julie arranged for the service to be available online for a family member who couldn't attend. Paula went through everything with me the day before the service which was very reassuring and on the day itself was extremely professional and supportive. I would have no hesitation in recommending James & Thomas.

lisa purchese

a year ago

Julie at the merrow branch of James and Thomas, was a great help and comfort whilst dealing with my late mother's funeral. The care and time they showed helped us through this difficult time, nothing was to much trouble. I really am grateful that mum had such a lovely send off . I wish to thank all of the people at James and Thomas for all that they have done.

Ben A

2 years ago

Julie Brown dealt with all the arrangement for my late Father's Funeral. With so many things to consider and finalise, Julie took my family and I through every step of the arrangements. Nothing was too much; Julie was compassionate and understanding and made the process of laying my Father to rest a seamless experience. Our time frame was tight, but Julie was on hand to address all our questions, and often went above and beyond to help us in what was a very difficult time. I would thoroughly recommend Julie Brown at James & Thomas - Thank you Julie.

Bob Nisbet

a year ago

Julie was very helpful and understanding. She listened to our wishes and accommodated our changes as our thoughts changed, making positive sugestions when appropriate. In short, she made the whole sad business as smooth as possible and I would wholeheartedly recommend her and James and Thomas.