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We are independent funeral directors that proudly provide a comprehensive range of services from practical assistance with arranging a funeral through to advice and support for the bereaved.  

As a Woods & Tapper Funeral Service client you can be assured that we place great importance on ensuring all your needs are dealt with in a sensitive, caring and professional manner.

Recently, we have partnered with Harbour View Crematorium enabling us to offer further options to bereaved families. Harbour View is situated at Lytchett Minster, around 10-15 minutes east of Bere Regis. 

We hope you will find the pages on this web site to be helpful however please feel free to contact us by phone or visit our office in Dorchester to find out more.


Our senior team members include:

Pauline J Guy, Funeral Director & Manager is a member of Institute of Funeral Directors and holds the Diploma in Funeral Directing. Pauline joined the company in 2005, following a long career in banking and finance.

Becci Wiles, Funeral Director, joined the company in September 2020. She has lived on Portland and in Weymouth all of her life and after a 9 year career for a Condor Ferries she began working in the funeral industry as a funeral operative for 4 years before becoming a Funeral Director.

Harry Godden, Funeral Director & Operative, joined the company in March 2021. Having completed an apprenticeship in Customer Services at Weymouth College in July 2022, is now continuing to develop his role as a funeral director.

Services and Facilities

We proudly offer a wide range of services, many of which are listed on this website for your information. Should you be seeking a particular service that is not listed here please contact us with details of your specific requirements.


Search for a Funeral

This page is designed to help you with your enquiry about a deceased friend or relative, and to advise of the arrangements for the funeral.


Harbour View

Harbour View enjoys a truly ideal position: situated in peaceful countryside, surrounded with a beautiful landscape with views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills, while only a few minutes drive from local towns and villages.


Unattended Cremations

If you are considering an unattended cremation, look no further than Harbour View Crematorium. With full onsite funeral home facilities, including Chapels of Rest, everything that is needed is immediately available for a prompt and efficient service at a reasonable price.


Outlook Bereavement Support

Our service and care continue beyond the funeral where it is needed. We arrange and sponsor Outlook Bereavement Support which provides social, practical and spiritual support to recently bereaved people as they endeavour to find a way forward in their lives.


Prepaid Funerals

Details of our fully underwritten funeral plans that include everything required for the funeral.


Price List

It is our policy to be fair and transparent with our fees. The following pages will provide full details of our price list along with helpful illustrations of how typical funerals will be charged.


Help and Advice

At Woods Funeral Services we understand that it can often be a confusing and emotional time in the aftermath of the death of a friend or relative. When called upon to arrange a funeral, we take complete responsibility for all of the details. Our experienced and friendly team strives to provide helpful advice and support that will benefit you at this time of need.