Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors, Leicester

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Leicester Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Leicester funeral home

We are Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors in Leicester. Established over 100 years ago, we have had the honour of helping many of our local families arrange dignified and personal funerals for their loved ones.

We have a long history and reputation of going the extra mile for our families and ensuring their loved ones are cared for to the highest standards. We are always striving to set the standards in funeral care and, consequently, were the first funeral directors in the city to have a motorised hearse.

Our funeral home in Leicester city centre has recently been refurbished to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our families. We have a beautiful stained-glass window donated to us by the church, a horse drawn carriage and old ledgers dating back to April 1907. But most importantly, we have a team of people here who will work tirelessly to help you and your family through this difficult time.

We promise to listen to you carefully and help you at every turn. We have specially equipped facilities, can easily accommodate those physically disabled and have a wash and dress area if you need it. We welcome every religion and denomination and are ideally located near to Guru Nanak Gurdwara and St Nicholas Church.

From our funeral home in Leicester city centre, we have been able to serve the neighbouring areas of Westcotes, Newfoundpool, Frog island and beyond. You can also visit our other branches in Evington, Long Eaton or Loughborough, if they are closer to you.

If there is anything we can do to make you feel more at ease, please let us know. You can call us at any time of the day on 0116 251 6117, we are here for you.

What we offer

  • Help, support and advice available at every step 24/7
  • Personalised service for your loved one
  • Generations worth of local knowledge and expertise to help you through this difficult time
  • Cremation or burial at any local site of your choice
  • Experience in honouring funeral rites and wishes for families of different faiths and culture
  • Chapel of rest to visit your loved one
  • Bespoke funeral transportation options available
  • Personalised memorial headstones and varied tributes
  • Option to secure your future with a funeral plan
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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 £1,253 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,253 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 £1,253 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,253 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

St Nicholas House
51 Vaughan Way
Leicester LE1 4NR
GB

Directions and Parking

Due to construction work taking place in the area, the entrance to the funeral home can only be accessed from Great Central Street. For detailed directions, please call us.

There is parking available at the rear of our funeral home, behind the café.

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 0116 251 6117

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 for Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors in Leicester, Vaughan Way

Some of our families have been kind enough to leave reviews about their experience with us, which you can read below:
5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
Sensitive and professional care throughout.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
everyone was very kind & helpfull to us.. the consideration of our feelings was a great importance to all at ginns & gutteridge. thank you for helping me get through a very difficult day
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service, It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
My brother and I could not be more pleased with the service we received from Ginns and Gutteridge which was very professional and carried out in a most sensitive manner. There were absolutely no hitches and although it was a very sad day, everything to do with the funeral went very smoothly. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service delivered by compassionate staff in a very personalised manner.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
I cannot fault the service that was delivered to me. Everything was delivered professionally with a very human element.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and made sure that everything ran smoothly. All staff easy to deal with and caring.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
Professional yet personal. Made organising simple. Went like clockwork.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
In these moments of deep despair, with emotions running high and with ones own grieve and loneliness. We need support and advice that is honest ,appropriate and with the ability to empathise with one our greatest challenge.
The challenge of a spouse moving over is one that you can never be prepared for !!!
However, Ginns & Gutteridge are prepared for this challenge; they act and provide love, consideration and compassion. In what is an horrific time. I found i was confused and they held my hand to enable me to navigate these storms and strong tidal waters.
Ginns & Gutteridge and especially ,The Business Manger Wayne Goddard, made the funeral for my wife a moment of joy and honour. They met all our wishes, questions and desires. I believe and know Donna, my wife, was proud of her send off and that's was down to this company.
To conclude, i can only strongly advice to use this service,it is impeccable and a rarity in our current climate. Thanks you so much Wayne and Co,your working ethics and efforts towards my family are that of divine angels on earth.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need and I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Everyone at Ginns and Gutteridge ensured that the service we received was compassionate and respectful from start to finish. When arranging the funeral the director went that extra mile to speak to the coroner on our behalf. On the day of the funeral, all the directors were informative, making sure we all knew what was going to happen when. They supported family members who were being pall bearers with a calm & patient attitude, ensuring everyone felt comfortable. There was always a sense that they looking out for you. One got down to my 5 year old grandson's level checking he was OK... and asking him if he wanted a job as they were dressed the same! When I went to collect my Dad's ashes, the director was warm & welcoming but also concerned for my wellbeing. As for the cost of it, we as a family respected our Dad's wishes for a simple funeral, nevertheless we all felt we received personal and thorough attention at all times. One point to make though are there are added costs for the minister, cremation and doctor which were not in our original quote.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We are so pleased to know that you were satisfied with the service we provided. Our price lists show our fees only and disbursements such as cremation fees etc are extra - I do apologise if this was not explained at the time.
Rating 5.0
Great service from the time they collected mum to the funeral.very caring.it made the day much easier to have them there.we used them for my sisters my dads and then my mum and I’m signing up for the plan,then when my time comes my children won’t have the worry of it all.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you found our staff to be informative and reliable.
Rating 5.0
At what is a very difficult time, Ginns and Gutteridge make the funeral arrangements of a loved one much easier to cope with. Their professionalism, their empathy and their whole manner from first speaking to them to the funeral itself, nothing is too much trouble for them. They helped me throughout the time I dealt with them and made me feel as if they truly cared about my loss.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
The day was perfect from the moment we were picked up until dropping off at the wake. Very dignified and caring staff from start to finish of our dealings with them. Can't thank them enough.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
A completely professional and supportive service. Helen was brilliant at Ginns and Gutteridge and the whole situation was dealt with professionally and with great care.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Very happy with the professional, courteous and sensitive handling of the whole process from beginning to end. Would certainly recommend.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Quietly efficient service from all those involved. I have written a personal thankyou to the directors.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Everything was perfect staff were brilliant and so compassionate x was hard losing our mum so was unsure what we needed to do but the staff made it the perfect funeral my mum had the send off she would of been proud of us all. We were all pleased with the service we were given we have done a funeral plan for my dad. Thank you to all involved.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge 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
Staff were sensitive to our needs, friendly and well informed. Information given was appropriate to our needs and staff allowed us plenty of time to consider the various options available to us. Advice given was helpful and the final check regarding the arrangements was reassuring. On the day of the funeral undertakers managed the entirety of the proceedings perfectly. Thank you all.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish their service was excellent. We were guided through every step in arranging my Mothers funeral and all our requests and wishes were carried out accordingly. Everyone involved was kind, caring and sympathetic to our needs.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From initial contact, to sorting final arrangements, general advice etc, the staff were both compassionate and sympathetic at all times regarding the sad loss the family were experiencing when speaking to us on the telephone or in person at the family meeting. We were kept informed at every step, which meant so much pressure was taken away from the family at this sad time. The additional service/advice provided by Dignity with the funeral plan has also been most welcome.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
We were very happy with the service provided by Ginns & Gutteridge in Leicester.
We would like to say a big thank you to Helen for her care and attention whilst making the arrangements for my Mother's funeral.
Thank you.
Response from Ginns & Gutteridge 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 the arrangements for your mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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