Gordon Barber Funeral Directors in Norwich

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Rating 5.0
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Gordon Barber Funeral Directors in Norwich

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About Us

Welcome to Gordon Barber Funeral Directors on Aylsham Road in Norwich, the city’s first funeral home. Established in 1960’s, we will use the knowledge that we have built up over the years to help you arrange the funeral service you want for your loved one.

Gordon Barber, our founder, had always been fascinated by the funeral director profession, even as a little boy. He wanted to provide a service delivered with care, compassion and sensitivity to the people of Norwich and the surrounding areas.

Gordon and his wife Elsie, gave up their family home to purchase Castles greengrocers, which they then converted into a funeral directors. Today, the third generation of the Barber family is still involved in helping families during their time need, helping us toprovide you with the highest standards of funeral care in the city.

We understand that losing someone you love is never easy, which is why we are here to give you all of the support you need, and help arrange a personal farewell for your loved one. We want the service to be exactly as you imagine, and we will work tirelessly to make sure everything is just right for you.

Our funeral home is inbetween St Catherine’s Church and Mile Cross Methodist Church. Our location makes us easily accessible from Upper Hellesdon, New Sprowston, Caton and Hellesdon. We also have funeral directors in Hoveton, Eaton, Dereham, Thorpe St Andrew and Lowestoft.

If you need to speak to us, or if you require any advice or guidance when arranging a funeral, call us at any time, day or night, we promise to be there for you.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01603 484308 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. 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.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
Our costs from
£1,995
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Full Service Funeral

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 costs from
£3,545

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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Where to find us

Address

317 Aylsham Road Norwich NR3 2AB GB

Parking and Directions

There is ample parking in front of our funeral home and in the garage.
We are across the junction from St Catherine’s Church, Mile Cross.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01603 484308 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 24 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    From start to finish the service I received was excellent. All members of staff were very thoughtful and there was no pressure from them thank you to Mandy and Sheridan for all there help and time.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Mark,
    Was understanding to the whole family in our moment of sadness.
    Everything was easy to arrange and they went out of their way to help ensure everything went smoothly on the day of our fathers funeral.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Your team is fantastic can't find a more greater word then that fantastic from beginning to the end and beyond would highly recommend this service
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for an exceptional review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Provided an excellent Service, showing kindness, compassion and care toward the deceased and their family.
    Can not recommend highly enough.

    Thank you to all the staff for making a very difficult time/day memorable. x
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent, sympathetic and professional service.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The staff went above and beyond to look after my mum and myself. When I was anxious they calmed me with lots of reassurance and support. They looked after my mums needs and showed her the upmost respect I feel so grateful for what they did
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    My family thought the whole process from the very first meeting up to the final day was excellent. Nothing was to much trouble.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Mark Rudd who works at the branch in Aylsham Road in Norwich is amazing! This was the first funeral I had to organise and Mark helped me every inch of the way. He was extremely respectful and polite, keeping me fully informed of actions and requirements every step of the way. He paid every attention to detail even down to arranging cards for the flowers when they were ommited by the florist and ensuring the coffin bearers wore ties of my mothers favourite colour and the theme for the dress code and flowers. On the day, the team treated my mother with total respect and we couldn't have wished for more. Thank you for making what was an extremely difficult situation easier for us. Nobody likes to arrange funerals but Mark smoothed the way from the beginning to the end of the process.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for an exceptional review. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    i was so pleased with how they looked after my dad!!staff was so good especially sheridan who looked after us and was there to answer any questions we needed and was always there!!!was so pleaded and gald i went through gordon and barbers
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Helpful the staff were friendly professional and patient thank you
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    We all thought that Louise did an amazing job , everything was perfect.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    We can't thank you enough for the care and attention to detail you provided for us in our time of need. Your professionalism and graciousness were outstanding.The respect and genuine concern given to our family was so extremely appreciated and your never ending way of helping us through this very difficult time will never be forgotten. I know you take care of many families but you never made us feel like that, we were treated as if we were the only ones!

    We could not have asked for a more beautiful service; you are all so very special.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The staff at Gordon Barber are outstanding. They couldn’t be more helpful. And so respectful. As a family we have always used Gordon Barber and wouldn’t trust anyone else with our loved ones.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Mark Rudd from the Norwich branch was exceptional throughout and made the whole experience bearable we didn't have to worry about anything
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The whole family were so very grateful for the very professional help and advice we received, combined with such kindness, compassion and sensitivity towards us every step of the way at such a difficult time. They ensured that everything went exactly as planned - something that was also so appreciated by everyone who attended the service. Thank you.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The Gordon Barber team demonstrated a wonderful understanding and caring approach to a very sad situation. From the very first phone call to when my fathers service had finished they made you feel your situation was completely individual. The office team were efficient and punctual with the paperwork and service detail and the team on the day were caring, understanding and incredibly supportive. A huge credit to Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. Thank you.

    Neil and Vicky Forsdick
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Absolutely commited
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Always polite,helpful and considerate. Louise was so kind and lovely. Thank you all so much.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    It was an excellent service from start to finish. The staff were so sensitive & caring & the service they provided was excellent. At such a sad & difficult time they handled the arrangements very professionally but with a concerned attitude. I would thoroughly recommend these funeral directors.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 our team were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    This is the second time I have used Gordon Barber Funeral Directors in a year. On both occasions the support, guidance and care they provided was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and they guided me through every step of the funeral process. The level of respect and kindness they provided whilst remaining totally professional was second to none. They made a most difficult time more bearable and took the pressure away from me. I felt totally reassured and confident that everything would be dealt with as my father had requested in an efficient manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gordon Barber to anyone needing their services. I am very grateful and can't thank them enough.
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    Response on behalf of Gordon Barber 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 we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.