Practical help and friendship, when you need it the most

At a time of great sadness we give you all the practical help you need – and as many cups of tea as you want.

We understand you want a funeral service with a difference; that reflects the true personality of your loved one. We can help you create something truly unique, including semi-religious and non-religious services. Our offerings include cremation services, low cost funerals, burial services and more.

For some people, viewing a loved one after death can help them as they work through their grief. We take great care of the deceased during their stay with us and our Chapels of Rest are open for family and friends to visit any time during working hours. Or just give us a call to arrange coming in at other times.

Planning ahead

It might sound strange but it’s a really good idea to plan your funeral in advance. If it’s all planned and paid for in advance (at today’s prices) it’s a tremendous relief for your loved ones when the time comes. You’ll have spared them the stress of deciding how to arrange your funeral and how to pay for it. Come in and we’ll talk you through the details.

Office opening times: Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5pm

Meet the team


Shane Watson, Lesley Shand Funeral Service

Shane Watson, Manager

Shane Watson lives in Blandford and has two children, he has worked for the company since 1992.



Sophia Matthews, Lesley Shand Funeral ServiceSophia Matthews, Funeral Director

Sophia Matthews joined Lesley Shand Funeral Service in January 2017, and is our youngest member to the team. She has a BA (hons) Degree in Theology and Religious Studies and has recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Death, Religion and Culture from Winchester University.


027 - Brian RichmondBrian Richmond, Funeral Operative

Brian Richmond, Funeral Operative, lives in Wimborne with his wife, they have two grown up children. Brian has been locally involved with the Funeral industry all his life.





Lesley Shand is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and is bound by its ‘Code of Practice’.

Contact Us


01202 658833


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184 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3LL

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Pay your respects

Simply search the diary by surname to find details of the funeral you wish to attend. You'll be able to leave a message in the book of condolence, as well as find information about flower and donation wishes.