Bewley & Merrett evolve the company name to reflect the family running the company today

As an independent, family-run, award winning funeral directors that has served the local community for over a century we wanted Bewley and Merrett to reflect the family that value and have run the funeral directors since 1986. Which is why we have taken the decision to name the business Aaron & Jonathon Bewley Funeral Directors after the Father and Son duo who look to pass this legacy on to their growing extended family. The evolution of our legacy is important to us, as our family grows we value the heritage of our business and wanted the business name to reflect and proudly represent the family supporting the local community now and into the future.

It is our name, our values, our heritage and our family that will be with you every step of the way. H. Merrett Funeral Directors, the original firm, can trace its history back to 1890 when it combined the business of building with the arranging of funerals for the community of Corsham.


Denis and Yvonne Bewley took ownership of H. Merrett Funeral Directors in 1986 and began a tradition that has seen three generations of the Bewley family care for the community. Their son Jonathon and his wife Kate joined the firm at the same time and in turn their son Aaron followed in their footsteps in 2001.

Jonathon and Aaron soon expanded their services and facilities to the public of Melksham and Chippenham when they opened in 2003 and 2006 respectively, with new offices and private chapels of rest in each town.

Today, while Jonathon and Kate still remain actively involved, Aaron has taken on the responsibility of leading the firm with his wife Amber.

Aaron and his wife Amber are steeped in the traditions of the family business and play an active part in the local community and in supporting local charities.

They are collectively committed to providing a caring and sensitive service to the bereaved and their loved ones for many years to come, while embracing new ways of meeting the changing needs of the local community.

  • Corsham

    57a Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9BS

    01249 713 134

  • Melksham

    26a Church Street, Melksham Wiltshire, SN12 6LS

    01225 708 736

  • Chippenham

    3b New Road, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN15 1EJ

    01249 660 554

  • Chippenham

    1a Orchard Road, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN14 0BE

    01249 660 554

    By appointment only.

Awards & Memberships

  • SAIF - Independent Funeral Directors
  • Fair Funerals
  • Golden Charter
  • Butterfly Conservation Corporate Member
  • 2017 Good Funeral Awards Winner
  • 2018 Chippenham Bid Business Awards Winner
  • 2018 Wiltshire Business Award Winner