A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors, Barnstaple

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A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple

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About Us

A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple has been here for the families in this part of Devon since 1918. Offering the highest standard of care, we will provide a funeral for your loved one that is a respectful tribute to their life.

At this difficult time, we will help to make it a little easier for you. From the moment you contact us, through to the funeral and beyond, we will give you support and guidance, as well as lending a sympathetic ear whenever you need one.

Whatever kind of funeral you think fitting for your loved one, we will take care of the arrangements. Whether it is religious, non-religious, traditional or contemporary, we understand that the ceremony should reflect the personal aspect of a life spent with somebody special.

Being a local funeral directors, we are also able to tailor the service to include any details associated with the area, such as arranging for the cortege to pass by a landmark or location that was significant to your loved one during their life.

You can find us on Barnstaple’s Queen Street, where we have been since our funeral home moved from its original location on Trinity Street. From here we also assist the families in our neighbouring Devon communities, including Bickington, Braunton, Fremington and Landkey.

You can place your trust in the high standards of funeral services, care and facilities we provide, so speak to our team today. A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors is here to help you.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01271 342774 to talk through your personal requirements.

What We Offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

Our Services

At A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Tailored Funeral Service

Our Tailored Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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Where to find us


28a Queen Street Barnstaple EX32 8HQ GB

Parking and Directions

We have disabled parking at our funeral home and there are three car parks close by.
We are close to Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, just along from the bus station.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01271 342774 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’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.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our 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.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This 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.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    When my father died nearly six years ago he had in place a fully paid funeral plan with Dignity and A.G Simmonds looked after all the arrangements which took out most of the worry you get when someone close passes away.Therefore when my mother died at the end of april 2019 my family and i had no hesitation in asking A.G.Simmonds to take care of all the arrangements.
    After contacting them initially we found that certain departments made mistakes which caused a lot more worry and heartache which we could have done without at this troubling time.However Sarah,who looked after us worked like a trojan to iron out these difficulties enabling us to meet the cremation deadlines which we thought would never meet.
    I cannot thank all the staff concerned enough,Sarah herself took the service which everyone who attended thought it was a most memorable time and was more of a celebration(she was nearly 101).
    I would not hesitate in recommending A.G.Simmonds as they really knowff the meaning of Dignity.
    Geoff Adams on behalf of the family of my mother Mrs Ruth Maud Adams.
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    Response on behalf of A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your very kind 5* star review and comments. We are pleased to hear that our staff looked after you and that you would have no hesitation in recommending us. If you wish to discuss the concerns you mention further, please contact our Client Relations Team who will be able to look into these for you on 0800 731 0655.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very professional but also caring. Sarah was so helpful and understanding and she headed the service on her day off. Really warm caring and professional undertakers
    Would recommend anyone to use there service. Also Sarah recommended a florist just a little way down the street which was a really nice florist the flowers were lovely. Many thanks to A G Simmonds and there team excellent service
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    Response on behalf of A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with A G Simmonds & Sons. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Perfect arrangements, undertaking and memorial ceremony with good AV. AGS literally went out of their way to help get documents signed and confirmed, Sarah's great and remembered the family etc. from a previous event. The one thing is I'd advise is to specify exactly how music and slides etc. are played as there is no possibility of a technical rehearsal. EG: I'd have preferred the entry and exit music louder and the slides to play continuously so they could all have been viewed a couple of times. I didn't really get this until the actual event. Also make it super clear who is doing what if you or your family want to do any readings.
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    Response on behalf of A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the service you received from us. We appreciate your feed back in relation to the music and slides and will be sure to pass this onto the Management Team.