As a local and independent funeral director, with a long history in the Pontyclun and South Wales Valleys area, we care about the community that we serve. At Pontyclun Funeral Services, we understand that people wish to commemorate the death of a loved one in many different ways. That’s why we offer completely bespoke services that can be tailored to meet your expectations. Our staff are fully qualified and we are members of many leading organisations to ensure we provide a gold standard of service every time. To find out how we can help, please contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss funeral planning.
Managing Director of Morgan T. Vowles, Pontyclun Funeral Services, Humphreys Funeral Home Porth & Griffith Memorials Monumental Masons.
My name is Geraint Llewelyn Griffith my mother and father are Jennifer, and John Griffith I was born in East Glamorgan Hospital Pontypridd on the 4th of January 1979 from when I was born, I lived in Graigwen Pontypridd and went to Pontsionorton Primary school & then onto Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Rhydyfelin. My lifetime dream was to work with my Uncle Mog at his Funeral home in Trehafod Pontypridd, I couldn’t wait for the day I could finish school & go to work with my uncle. During my time in school, I played rugby & Judo but my fondest memory of growing up was at the end of the day in school I would go to Trehafod and work with my uncle cleaning cars, furnishing coffins and generally working around the funeral home. I would work there during the school holidays and any free time I had. Once I finished my GCSE, I was accepted to The Lear School of Mortuary Science in Kingston Upon Thames London at the age of 15 at that I was one of the youngest Embalmers in the country. I graduated from The Lear School of Mortuary Science in Kingston Upon Thames London in October 1997 as a fully qualified embalmer earning me the initials after my name of M.B.I.E. I then returned home to work with my Uncle Mog and during this time I assisted many of the local funeral directors with driving, Embalming & call outs.
2002 saw Morgan and Geraint acquire an old and well established memorial masonry company based in Trelaw, Porth, formerly known as Griffith Evan & Son, then Heritage memorials, upon acquisition the company name was changed to Griffith Memorials. The business remains part of the firm, supplying and fitting bespoke memorials, inscriptions, and grave renovations across the UK.
In 2005 we were left the business of R.M. & G.M. Edward Funeral Directors in Pontyclun Mr Edward was retiring from work and to make the deal legal Mr Edwards had to sell me the business for £1.00. We then changed the name to Pontyclun Funeral Services and my wife Leanne Griffith became the director.
In July 2019 Morgan Leanne & my Self bought a local business in Pontypridd called Seren Funeral Services we changed that to Morgan Vowles Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons.
In February 2020 Morgan Leanne & my Self bought Humphreys Funeral Home Porth.
In 2007 I Married Leanne Jones from Porth and in July 2008 our son Dylan-Morgan Griffith was born. I unfortunately don’t get to spend much
time with them as my job is very demanding. But as we are a family business & they help and support me through this every day.
I am committed and passionate about my businesses and my role in the communities as a Funeral Director & Monumental Mason I enjoy my role because I know I am helping people at the worst time of their lives and being able to do this with the upmost professionalism, Dignity & Pride in our job. I came up with a slogan many years ago which I think is most fitting to describe what I and my business are all about.
Our Family Helping Yours
I continue to run the business with the help of a 1st class team of employees who are all dedicated to providing at the highest standard of service to the families we are intrusted to take care of along with my Wife Leanne and of course My Beloved Uncle Morgan Vowles.
We pride ourselves in creating a completely professional and personalised service, unique to each family we serve.
Thank You All
Geraint L. Griffith M.B.I.E.
To ensure that we continue to provide high standards of service, we employ a fully qualified team that participate in continued professional development. We are also members of leading funeral directing associations which enables our team to stay informed on all developments within the profession.
SAIF promotes best practice and supports independent funeral directors through training and events. We are also qualified to deliver SAIF Care bereavement support.
The National Association of Funeral Directors supports our firm to provide the highest standards to our clients through advice, training and regulation.
Our membership of The British Institute of Embalmers means that we are fully qualified and professional embalmers. The BIE supports best practice, provide ongoing training and ensure members stay ahead of any evolving industry developments.
Please contact us if you need any further information or to arrange an appointment.