Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors, Leicester

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Rating 5.0
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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 one is 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 Guru Nanak Gurdwara and St Nicholas Church.

If you cannot come to our funeral home in Leicester city centre, you can also visit our other branches in Countesthorpe, 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

  • 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
  • Chapel of rest to visit your loved one
  • 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

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in Leicester, from £2,995

    Our Full Service 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 0116 251 6117
  • Simple Funeral Service in Leicester, from £1,695

    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 0116 251 6117

Where to find us

Address

St Nicholas House
51 Vaughan Way
Leicester LE1 4NR
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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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0116 251 6117 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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews for Ginns & Gutteridge Funeral Directors in Leicester

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Rating 5.0
based on 17 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
Everything was carried out all according to our wishes along with an abundance of sympathy dignity and respect. Could not fault your services in any way.
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
Helen was very thoughtful and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
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 all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Our family has used Ginns & Gutteridge since the '70s. First class service, as always.
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 professionally done and all of the staff were sympathetic, friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout. Thank you.
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 that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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