Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors, Sherborne

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Rating 5.0
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About our Sherborne funeral home

Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors in Sherborne provides compassionate funeral care to the communities of north west Dorset. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

With our first funeral conducted in 1866, Bracher Brothers has been serving the families of Dorset for over 150 years. The experience gained and passed down from generation to generation, ensures that we can provide your loved one with the send off you want.

Our team of funeral directors will offer support and sympathy, guiding you through the choices that are available and helping you to shape the funeral to your preferences. We will also provide advice, drawing upon the knowledge our longstanding association with funeral care has given us, so that you are not left to make important decisions alone. Your wishes are what matter to us and we will endeavour to meet them to the best of our ability.

We can be found at the junction of the Marston Road and Newell (A30) in Sherborne, with our location making us easily accessible to the surrounding community. We are also within reach of towns and villages further afield, including Bradford Abbas, Henstridge, Milborne Port, Stalbridge and Sturminster Newton.

Our funeral home also has a chapel of rest, the dedication ceremony of which was conducted in 1964 by the then Archdeacon of Dorset, Edward Leslie Seager. Here, you and your family can spend some time with your loved one in a peaceful and private environment. Our commitment to you means we will also open the chapel of rest outside of normal hours, if it is more convenient.

It would be our honour to arrange a funeral that truly reflects your loved one’s life. When you feel ready to talk, we will be here.

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
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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 unlimited choice with our Tailored Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Tailored Funeral Service in Sherborne, from £2,995

    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.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01935 813479
  • Simple Funeral Service in Sherborne, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01935 813479

Where to find us


Sherborne DT9 4EZ

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

There is parking available at our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01935 813479 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 4 reviews
Rating 5.0
I was really impressed by the quality of care I received. From our first meeting things were made as easy for me as possible - and I was in a very bad state. The funeral was arranged quickly and efficiently. The celebrant suggested, Derren, was warm, caring and very empathetic.
The funeral itself was beautiful. I was determined to give a Eulogy to my mum and Derren got me through it..

I can’t recommend Braecher brothers highly enough.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Everything about the funeral was well thought out. It was a memorable day and the people attending found it a fitting farewell to my mum. My dad was delighted with the order of service, however I found the formats limited in relation to my mum's personality. The process was very well explained and sympathetically. No-one else knew, but the music chosen at the start of the ceremony was not the right version. So perhaps checking the music clips would have avoided this. But this is a minor quibble in this case. The picture for the coffin was a nice unexpected touch, but as she was a photographer and most of the people attending were photographers I could not use it due to the low resolution of the print quality. Again I liked the idea of the condolence book - but no-one used it. I have already recommended the Dignity funeral plan to two other people. Many thanks.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I was sorry to note that you did have some concerns and if you would like to discuss these further please contact our Client Relations team on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
Contacting a Funeral Director is not something we do very often and when we do it is because we have lost a dear and treasured family member. My father had already paid for a funeral plan so he had already made some of the decisions which was a great help. The staff at Bracher Brothers were compassionate and understanding, they talked us through the funeral process making sure we understood and were happy with the arrangements. I have never thought much about the occupation of a funeral director which must be very difficult sometimes when you are arranging funerals for families who have just lost their dearest relative. We found Bracher Brothers offered an excellent service at a time when the family is mourning a loved one.
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very professional service and everything carried out in a very caring way I would recommend bracher brothers to anyone else who needs there services at a very unpleasant time. Thank you
Response from Bracher Brothers Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
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