Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors, Gloucester

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Gloucester Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 18 reviews
Rating 4.7

About our Gloucester funeral home

At Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors it is with honour and dignity that we offer you a funeral service of the highest standard, whilst being a funeral directors you can rely on. You can find our funeral home on Painswick Road in Abbeydale, which means we are easily accessible from Saintbridge, Tredworth, Matson and Upton St Leonards. You can find our other Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors in Cheltenham on Prestbury Road.

It is our responsibility to help you in every way possible during this difficult time; we will be your shoulder to lean on and give advice where necessary. At Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors, we have many years of experience in arranging all types of funerals. It is our duty to cater for your every preference, whether you would like a vibrant celebration of life, a traditional or religious funeral or a send off that is truly unique and different. We can arrange everything or you can control every aspect, it is your choice.

Our dedicated team is available to support and advise you 24 hours a day. Please give us a call if you need assistance, or have any questions.

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.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,278 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,278 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,278 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,278 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

Heron Lodge Funeral Home
Painswick Road
Gloucester GL4 4QJ
GB

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch so we can help you with directions.

If you would like advice on parking, please give us a call.

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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01452 502685

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 18 reviews
Rating 5.0
Kind and caring service, especially from Joze.

Thank you
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Kind and thoughtful throughout what is always a difficult process. The staff were supportive and professional at all times.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
E,C and the team went above and beyond to care for my son and support me through a very hard time.
Nothing was to much trouble for them always on the end of the telephone responded to emails promptly.
E, C and the team supported me to give my son the very very best send off that he deserved.
There care and support exceeded my expectations
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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. Your family continues to be in our thoughts.
Rating 5.0
I had to make arrangements for my late Mothers Funeral but we lived 120 miles away so it was important that we had the support and help to deal with things in our absence, the staff of Selim Smith provided that support in abundance, and on the day the funeral directors were excellent in helping the family with the procedings.

Highly recomend their level of Service.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Wonderful support and empathy was shown Elaine and Craig and made the passing and funeral of my father as stress free as it could have been. A Professional and caring team from beginning to end I would recommend them highly.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Selim Smith & Co to look after Father and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
For such a devastating period of our lives, Selim Smith's staff at Gloucester were able to help, guide and make sure that everything ran smoothly especially on the day. All of our wishes were granted and we felt supported before, on the day and after. Thank you for all your help - we would highly recommend you.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Elaine and Craig dealt with the arrangements in a kind and thoughtful way. Nothing was too much trouble and they answered any queries we had. This is the third time we have used Selim Smith and would use them again, but not in the too near future hopefully!!!
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service received at such a difficult time was excellent. The contact with the staff at every step was a comfort after the loss of my wife.Everything at the church service went off perfectley the organisation and communication with me was such a help.I hope not to have to call on there services again for a long time but anyone who is in the unfortunate position I found myself in could not do better, in my opinion to take a lot of stress out of organising the final departure of a loved one to engage there services. Thank You, you did my wife proud.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Wife were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the initial phone call informing the company of Mum's death to the post funeral meeting, the service I received was excellent, compassionate and professional. I felt reassured that all was organised and on the day everything flowed which gave me peace and comfort that I had done all that I could for my mother. I fully recommend Selim Smith and Co.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us 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 all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 4.0
With nothing to compare it with, writing a review is difficult. However, we found the hope given in the office by Elaine was excellent.
We found the staff who assisted at the funeral helpful and respectful and ensured the whole event went smoothly.
The follow up care was good and would have no problem recommending Selim Smith to anyone.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Elaine and the whole team provided excellent advice, support and service throughout all of the arrangements. They made the whole process easier at such a difficult time.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with all the help that Amanda gave us with all the arrangements for the funeral of our auntie.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. 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.
Rating 4.0
Elaine who dealt with us was fine and kept us informed about everything and the Community Celebrant gave a lovely Service which was so appropriate with just the few of us.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Nothing went wrong, it was all immaculate completed as per my thoughts and instructions, and also as per the discussions with the staff. Everyone who attended made positive remarks about the funeral service and how careful and caring the staff were. They say you get what you pay for, absolutely with this company. A huge thank you.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From initial meeting with the Funeral Director, Chris, we were treated with great respect and kindness. Communication was excellent throughout the dwell before the actual funeral and they guided us well.
On the day all was just perfect for the send off we gave to my father - the team on the day lead by Don were helpful and courteous and great assistance to our mother in her wheelchair.
Thoroughly recommend Selim Smith to anyone in the sad situation of approaching a funeral.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Pleasant & caring staff who made sure that the experience was as painless as possible.
Rating 4.0
We were satisfied with the service we received from the planning of the funeral through to the day itself. The celebrant who carried out the service was very efficient as were all the staff who dealt with the funeral on the day.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 4.0
Excellent service, very professional and caring. Really went the extra mile to help.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sending your online review. I am pleased that we were able to provide the care and support needed at this difficult time and that the all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. Dignity Client Care Team.
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