Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors in Dorset have been conducting funeral services in Gillingham and surrounding areas since 1866. John and Edward Bracher were the great-great-grandfather and great-great-uncle of William Bracher, and originally began trading from their funeral home in Wincanton, before moving to Newbury, Gillingham at the end of the 20th centaury. This location is still where we serve families from to this day.
The Bracher Brothers, like many people who decided to become funeral undertakers, began their working life as cabinetmakers and upholsters. It was craftsmen such as these, as well as carpenters, ironmongers, wheelwrights, blacksmiths and many more, that decided to go into the funeral profession because they had the skills that equipped them to build funeral homes, coffins, urns, and much more.
John and Edward had unknowingly built the foundations of what would be one of the most renowned, loved and respected funeral directors in Dorset, and also one of the longest standing.
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Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more