Independent Family Funeral Directors - Serving the Community Since 1965

Prop. West and Coe Ltd

Your Care is Our Concern

Losing someone you care about can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss. Every situation is unique, and people react in different ways.

We believe we have an important responsibility to care for the bereaved, not just by offering support during the funeral but afterwards as well, especially in the difficult days that may follow. The families in our community are at the heart of what we do.

Our care continues for two very important reasons:

because we understand the impact

loss has on our lives,

and because, where we have the opportunity to

make a difference to others lives, we do. 

We can offer you support and guidance in trying to understand your grief and provide you with details of ongoing support available to you in your community. Whether you need emotional, practical or financial guidance you should be able to find a local professional organisation that have the knowledge and expertise you require.

Bereavement Counselling Services 

Julia BennettDip Couns MBACP

Tenterden Natural Health Clinic

15 Bridewell Lane, TenterdenTN30 6EY

Counsellor with offices in Tenterden and Ashford, and ideally located for Cranbrook, Rye, Maidstone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells.

07580 102758 or email:

£40 for 50 minutes.

Tenterden Counselling Service

 Not for profit charity based in Tenterden.

Automated answerphone 0776 968 4447

they will return your call within 48 hrs.

Each counselling session costs the Service over £35. However your counsellor will ask you to consider the amount of you can donate to the initial assessment interview and to counselling sessions thereafter, and the amount can be re-negotiated if required.

As a commitment to your care A.W. Court will pay for your initial assessment meeting with either of the above services. Simply quote your unique funeral reference number (which starts AWC) and the counsellor will bill us directly.


Legal & Financial Advice 

Thorneloe & Co

A trusted local solicitor who are able to help and advise you on all legal matters including;

Wills, probate and executorship

22    High Street, Lenham ME17 2QD.

01622 859416 or email:


Don’t forget your local  community. It can be as supportive as you allow it. There are others either going through or have been through the suffering of loss. They can be there for you, sharing their experience and support.

Most importantly, do not suffer alone. By engaging yourself in activities you have an interest in and enjoy, the positive impact they can make on your life should not be dismissed or under estimated. There are many local clubs, groups and organisations out there, covering a wide range of interests and hobbies. When you are ready, get involved. Here are just a few in the local area.


Grafty Green Gardening Club  Contact: Sue Burch 0780 396 2339 or 01622 850381

Grafty Green Short Mat Bowls Club Contact: Chris Wheal 01622 858100

Headcorn Bowls Club  Contact: Christina Goss 01622 861857

HeadARA (Headcorn Active Retirement Association)   Contact: J Stone 01622 891475

Headcorn Film Society Contact: Paul Dickens 01622 890207

Headcorn Flower Arrangers  Contact: Jay Hayes 01622 890116

Headcorn Gardener’s Society  Contact: Alastair Harding 01622 890127

LenARA (Len Valley) Contact: Christine Godden 01622 85865

Lenham Bowls Club Contact: 01622 859642

Ulcombe History Society  Contact: Molly Poulter 01622 842988

Yoga classes  Contact: Sue Burch 0780 396 2339 or 01622 850381

We believe in the celebration and support of life; the life of those we have lost and the life we are all living. Our families and our community are at the heart of what we do. We want our help to make a difference. To improve quality of life as much as we can by doing what we do best.

By listening and supporting.

If you are either part of, or aware of a group or organisation that benefits the quality of life of members of the community, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at one of our offices or via our website to discuss future opportunities.

You can find our office on Headcorn Road, 100 yards from the Grafty Green Post Office.

Our charities

We can also assist you in supporting your chosen charities. Should you wish for donations to be made either in place of or in addition to floral tributes, we are happy to collect and pass these on, on your behalf. Below are just a few of the supported charities. Donations are also often made to local doctor’s surgery patient funds and nursing homes.


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