A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors, Barnstaple

Our Barnstaple Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple
BASED ON 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple

Barnstaple funeral home

At this difficult time, A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple is here to help. We will support and guide you through the process of arranging a funeral, ensuring your loved one has the dignified send off you would wish for.

Having served the families of North Devon since 1918, you can be sure that our longstanding connection to the town means we have both the experience and the local knowledge to give your loved one a truly personal funeral. One that meets your requirements.

Our team of funeral directors in Barnstaple will be ready to offer assistance and comfort in your time of need, providing advice and a shoulder to cry on whenever you need it. The care we offer to your loved one is also second to none, and performed to the highest standards while they rest here.

Our Barnstaple funeral home is located on Queen Street, where we have been since the move from our original location on Trinity Street. As well as the families of the town, we also serve our neighbouring communities in North Devon, such as Braunton, Bideford and Northam.

You can rely on us to arrange a fitting goodbye to your loved one. Call 01271 342774 today, to speak to our Barnstaple funeral directors and discuss your needs.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and a memorial service later
  • A team of funeral professionals, on hand to give you expert guidance and advice
  • Funerals arranged to meet your wishes, down to the smallest detail
  • Cremation and burial services, held at a local crematorium, church or other funeral site of your choosing
  • Local knowledge of Barnstaple and the surrounding area of North Devon
  • Services arranged to suit all faiths, cultures and beliefs
  • A private chapel of rest, where you can spend time with your loved one
  • Hearses, limousines and bespoke vehicle options for a more unique or personal touch
  • Memorials, headstones and a range of beautifully-crafted funeral tributes
  • A selection of prepaid funeral plans, giving you and your family peace of mind
Planning a funeral in Barnstaple
Planning a funeral in Barnstaple
When you have lost a loved one, the prospect of planning their funeral can be a daunting one. Our funeral directors in Barnstaple will take care of you and ensure you get the guidance you need.

When planning a funeral in Barnstaple, you may wish to consider the following:
  • What kind of funeral will it be? Do you want a traditional funeral or something more contemporary or unique? Is it going to be a cremation or a burial, religious or humanist? If you've yet to make a decision, we will be able to help you reach one, based on your needs
  • Where will it be held? The funeral service can be held in a number locations, not just a place of worship or a crematorium. Some people choose to hold the service at home, or in a village hall or hotel. We can advise on suitable venues in Barnstaple for your loved one's send off
  • Will there be music or readings? You can make the funeral more personal by including a song or songs that your loved one liked or meant something to both of you. A reading, such as poetry or a passage of meaningful text can help bring comfort to those attending, and you may even wish to write or read the eulogy yourself
  • Floral tributes or charity donations? A lot of people nowadays choose to forgo flowers and ask that the mourners make a contribution to a chosen charity instead. At the end of the day, the decision is entirely up to you.
These are just some of the considerations you will need to take into account. You can visit our funeral home in Barnstaple at any time during opening hours. Rest assured, the team will always be ready to help you plan your loved one's funeral.
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Funeral Services with distinction

Our funeral directors in Barnstaple is a part of Dignity Funerals, a leader in providing funeral care services, with a nationwide network of funeral homes and a commitment to setting the highest of standards.

At A G Simmonds & Sons, we are honoured to serve and live among the families of North Devon. As a longstanding part of the community, having provided support to the town for over 100 years, you can be sure of both our local knowledge and funeral expertise.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

We offer two different packages to the families here in Barnstaple and surrounding Devon. Depending upon your personal needs you can either select a full service or a simpler option, which offers the same high quality of care, but with the need for a little flexibility with your choices. Find out more about both our funeral packages below.

Where to find us


28a Queen Street
Barnstaple EX32 8HQ

Directions and Parking

We are close to Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, just along from the bus station.

We have disabled parking at our funeral home and there are three car parks close by.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01271 342774

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
My family and I cannot express how helpful and supportive Sarah and Alec were during this difficult time. They made the whole process of arranging the funeral for my father staightforward and easy. the service led by Sarah was perfect for my Dad. The whole team were helpful, friendly and utterly professional at all times. I will definately recommend them to everyone, and will use them again (hopefully not too soon) when the time comes. Thank You.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am glad that the final wishes for your Father were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
I was impressed both by the desire to comply with my wishes and the efficiency with which they were carried out.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Sarah and Alex provided us with the support and guidance we needed at such a difficult time. They listened to our requests and did their upmost to make them happen. We were made very welcome by all the members of the team at Barnstaple whenever we visited and they took very good care of my mom while she was with them. Sarah’s guidance and gentle hand on the day was much needed. We would highly recommend them.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
A G Simmonds gave me excellent service when my Mum passed away. They were helpful and sympathetic and definitely went that extra mile. The funeral went very smoothly and it was carried out professionally, respectfully and in a dignified manner. Sarah and Alex were always ready to answer my questions and nothing was too much trouble. I should like to thank them and the bearers for making everything so easy at this difficult time. I would definitely recommend A G Simmonds to anyone requiring such a good service in such an unhappy situation. Thank you so much.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose A G Simmonds & Sons to take care of your Mother and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The whole funeral experience was handled with the right amount of sympathy and understanding - I found a kindred soul in Sarah, who was light hearted when I needed her to be - I cannot recommend A G Simmonds highly enough in their handling of my husband’s funeral.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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