Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors, Gillingham

Our Gillingham 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.
Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors in Gillingham, Dorset.
BASED ON 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors in Gillingham, Dorset.

About our Gillingham funeral home

Since 1866, Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors has been a trusted name in funeral care, serving our local communities in and around Gillingham, Dorset, as well as those nearby in Somerset and Wiltshire. It would be an honour to support you during this difficult time and arrange the funeral of your loved one.

We know how daunting everything can seem following the loss of somebody special, not least putting in place the plans for a funeral. We are here to help make this unhappy process as simple and as stress-free for you as possible.

Our friendly team of funeral directors is available to ease your concerns and take care of all the funeral arrangements. By sitting down with you and talking through your needs, we will establish what type of funeral you want for your loved one and let you know how we can achieve this.

Whatever type of funeral you choose, whether it is religious or non-religious, traditional or contemporary, we can both organise it and tailor the service to your own preferences, ensuring it is a personal occasion truly reflective of your loved one’s life.

Our Gillingham funeral home can be found on Newbury, just along from the Lidl, meaning we are easily accessible to all the town. We are also within reach of our neighbouring towns and villages in Dorset, as well as those in Somerset and Wiltshire, including Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Tisbury and Wincanton.

If you wish to spend time with your loved one prior to the funeral, we have a chapel of rest offering peace and privacy.

The team at our Gillingham funeral directors is here to help you when you need us. You can speak to one of our caring funeral advisors any time of the day or night and they will be ready to listen and provide guidance.

To arrange a funeral for your loved one,

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
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

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.

Where to find us


Gillingham SP8 4QL

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is located on Newbury, close to Lidl, in Gillingham, Dorset.

If you need advice on parking, then please give us a call and we will help you.

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 01747 822494

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
All of the staff I communicated with were most helpful, kind and thoughtful in every way. They gave me time, sympathy and were empathetic every step of the way throughout my experience.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we met Luke he made us feel at ease and that our beloved husband and father was in safe hands. He was so kind and even suggested wearing matching bow ties which made us smile at a very sad time. The Covid service was lovely and the suggested live webcast meant friends and family wouldn’t miss out. Luke and his team were absolutely brilliant and so very kind. Thank you.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish and our wishes were carried out to the letter
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
My husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness in March last year and in November he was advised he had approximately 2 months left to live. This was a hugely difficult time for us but we decided to put a funeral plan in place so most of the arrangements would be in place when needed. The Funeral Director recommended a Celebrant for the service and he and the Celebrant met with us to discuss the funeral plan and the service itself. Neither my husband or I were looking forward to the meeting. In the event Luke and Derren managed the meeting with a great deal of professionalism, courtesy, understanding and care. Our needs in terms of my husband’s funeral were met and explained very well. Indeed some suggestions were made which meant a military style farewell was arranged for my wonderful husband - he was very satisfied with all the arrangements, as was I. The funeral took place on 4 February and despite the sadness of the event everyone commented on the wonderful service and how smoothly everything went. The funeral was very well organised and there were no hiccups. I was extremely satisfied with the service. My sincere thanks to Luke, Derren and all at Bracher Brothers.

There were a number of comments made by people attending the funeral in respect of the online Funeral Notice and in particular the difficulties they experienced when making a donation. There was no facility to leave a message for my husband. Instead the form asked people to leave a note for the Royal British Legion which was my husband’s choice of charity. Also, when first opening the Funeral Notice attention was drawn immediately to making a donation. Some people felt this was a little inappropriate and should have been included later at the bottom of the page perhaps. I include these comments for your consideration should you wish to update your documentation.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and for you feedback on the Funeral Notice. If you would like to discuss your concerns further please contact our Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
All the staff at Bracher Brothers provided a very dignified and professional
service, esp M. This is the second time we have used their services, and would
have no hesitation in using them again. Very helpful at a very difficult time
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
My father had been terminally ill and even though we knew the inevitable was going to happen we had never thought of which funeral director we would use when the time came. But we certainly won the funeral director lottery when we by chance chose Bracher Brothers. The support, compassion, guidance and attention to detail was outstanding from start to finish. I cannot thank Luke and his team enough for making a very difficult time easier.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and could not fault the support that was given.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
We thank Bracher Brothers for their kindness and care through the whole process, from the first telephone call to their office on the morning our mother had passed away, they guided us through, at each stage checking that we were informed and our wishes all discussed and actioned, we felt assured at all times.
On the day of the funeral we were looked after so well, all the pall bearers wearing bright pink ties ( our mothers request for bright colours) so thoughtful, whilst being extremely professional throughout.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you chose Bracher Brothers to look after your loved one and our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Everything was handled very professionally and the service overall was excellent
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
A very caring, supportive and helpful experience , I could wish for no better . From the first meeting to do the arrangements the help and guidance they gave me then to the day of the funeral was 100%.They made a very difficult time worry free with their care .
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found the service provided by Bracher Bros. to be exemplary. The whole process was conducted in a thoroughly professional manner.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Nobody ever expects to be arranging a funeral for a loved one, I knew absolutely nothing about what to expect but Mark went through everything so I understood and went above and beyond with preparing the order of service finding the right person to lead the ceremony. He made the hardest day of my life into a beautiful service.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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