Trotman Funeral Directors

Our Mission

To alleviate the sorrow of parting, is to render a service to mankind. To this our every effort is respectfully dedicated.


For those wishing for a quiet and dignified cremation, with all of the care of a ’traditional’ funeral, without the ceremony, we offer either our ‘Unattended Direct Cremation’ or ‘Attended Simple Cremation’.


Making use of our charming on-site space, The Pavilion (clicking the text will link to the Pavilion page), we are able to offer families either an intimate (The Pavilion ’Simple’) or more comprehensive (The Pavilion ‘Plus’) service for their loved one, followed by an unattended direct cremation.

We recognise that a ‘traditional’ or ‘normal’ funeral does not exist, so can tailor our services to give your loved one a truly unique and personal send off through our ‘Bespoke Funeral’.

About Trotman Independent Family Funeral Directors

Trotman Funeral Directors started in the winter of 1933 under the ownership of Mr. William John (Jack) Trotman and has become rooted in the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset and the surrounding community for the past four generations.

We are proud to say that the business still enjoys the active involvement of family with Mr Trotman’s grandson, John Reakes caring for the community just as he did. The newest member of staff is Lee Fagan D’Oris who has many years’ experience working with the bereaved.

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If you need help with arranging a funeral simply call us on 01749 880271



Funeral plans to suit your needs

As an independently owned funeral director, we’ll take the time to understand your wishes and tailor a plan to suit you. We can discuss these at our premises or in your home, at a time that is convenient for you.

The Pavilion

Light, spacious and comfortable room

We are proud to offer the use of The Pavilion, which is based at our sister company’s award-winning premises ‘Willowfields’ in Glastonbury.

The Pavilion is a light, spacious and comfortable room which is fully equipped for meetings, funeral services, wakes and after funeral receptions, conferences, parties and classes.

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Extensive knowledge of memorial masonry

With over 65 years of experience in the funeral profession, our sister company Forsey and Son has built up an extensive knowledge of Memorial Masonry and can offer very competitive rates.

Whether a simple flower vase, cremation tablet, headstone or kerbs we have the expertise and competitiveness to meet your needs.

Bereavement Group

Supporting you after the death of a loved one

When someone we love dies, we can feel we are alone and that no one understands what we are going through.

There is no right way to grieve nor is there a set time period for how long we will be grieving. It is different for each of us. This in itself can make us feel alone at such a challenging time. However, we are not alone.

We are proud to be able to offer a bereavement support group led by our Bereavement and Outreach Lead, Lin Snell, called STEPS.

Bereavement Group

Our Commitment

The Trotman Difference

At Trotman, we understand the gravity of entrusting us with one of life’s most solemn moments. Our unwavering commitment to excellence is not just about tradition, but about forging a connection with every family we serve. It’s the fusion of our history, our values, and our constant drive to innovate that sets us apart.

Below are the unique pillars that elevate our services, ensuring we provide more than just a funeral service – we offer an experience that’s both healing and memorable.


Providing a professional and personal service

Our diligent team of staff are on hand in order to provide the most professional and personal service for our clients. The team is headed by Lee Fagan-D’Oris who has been within the Funeral industry for more than 35 years and Lee is supported by Laura Rendell and all the other staff at Forsey and Son, our sister company.

We are delighted that the business still enjoys the active involvement of the Trotman family, with Mr Trotman’s grandson, John Reakes, caring for the community just as he did.

Lee Fagan-D'Oris

Lee Fagan-D’Oris

Funeral Director

Laura Rendell

Laura Rendell


Our Story
Our family looking after your family for four generations.