Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Norwich

Our Norwich Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
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Rating 5.0
based on 34 reviews

About our Norwich funeral home

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.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
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 choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • 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 costs from
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    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 01603 484308, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Norwich

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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.
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    Simple Funeral Service in NorwichOur costs 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 01603 484308

Where to find us

Address

317 Aylsham Road
Norwich NR3 2AB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are across the junction from St Catherine’s Church, Mile Cross.

There is ample parking in front of our funeral home and in the garage.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01603 484308 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 of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 34 reviews
Rating 5.0
We were treated with care and sensitivity throughout the whole process. This was the thank you we sent to Gordon Barbers on Aylsham Road in Norwich.

"Thank you so much for the special care and attention you gave to X and us as his family. You supported us to make the best decisions with regards to planning his funeral. You treated us with such care when we visited X and you helped to make that experience a special one and not something to be scared of.

How you dressed X, the pretty material in the coffin and the lace that you layed over just looked lovely.

The extra touches of the flowers that we could lay with X, the cards we wrote, the photo frame, the photo of the flowers, the forget-me-not seeds and the album helped to make the day extra special and for that we are all very grateful.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Louise the funeral director, helped us prepare for this sad event, with sensitivity and kindness, she made everything seamless and easy for us, working very hard to create a lovely peaceful and dignified send off for my mother. They are professional with a very personal touch. Thank you for making a difficult time bearable.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Gordon Barber Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and that all of the arrangements were carried to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent from start to finish. Very helpful and understanding in such a hard time. Always happy to help at anytime.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by the team at Gordon Barber was excellent. Sadly this is the third time we have needed to use them in under two years, and we went back to them because of the caring and empathetic service they provided. From the first moment we were guided sensitively through the process, we felt listened too and never pressurised to make a decision. Nothing was too much trouble before, during or after the funeral service and it has been a great comfort to us that we were able to have the wishes of my father met. The memory box provided has also been a comfort to my mother. Thank you to Mark and all the team for helping a difficult time to be easier.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through these times and that we managed to make these days run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
First class service. No more to be said.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family.
Rating 5.0
The care and attention Dad and I received after my Mum passed away was excellent, second to none in fact.
The staff were very friendly and compassionate in dealing with all the funeral arrangements and the funeral service on the day was seamless giving my Mum a day she would be been proud of. First Rate Service
Response from Gordon Barber 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
All staff were very kind , sympathetic and professional,treating us all with respect.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
We found Gordon Barber to be an excellent company. The staff were very friendly and compassionate and the funeral arrangements were flawless. The family were very satisfied.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
My Father died on September 24th of 2019. I have NEVER had to organise a funeral, or had ANYTHING to do with the final resting of a loved one before......nor had my sister. From the moment that my Father was collected from the Nursing home, and was placed in the care of Gordon Barbers Funeral Services.......they had complete control over what the uninitiated like my sister and MYSELF.... needed to do NOW. They walked us through it STEP by STEP, they reassured us, and ALWAYS treated us with the utmost compassion and sympathy.

They were with us every STEP of the way with the planning, and execution of the funeral......and took a lot of the burden away from our bereavement. Nothing was too much trouble for them at the Norwich, Aylsham Road Funeral Home of Gordon Barbers. The premises are very clean and tidy, the deceased are treated with 100% dignity, and if you so desire......you can visit your loved one in the Chapel of Rest during out of hours.

It's NOT run as a business to make profit from what I saw.......it's helping the bereaved to take the first steps to acceptance, supporting them through the REALLY BAD rock bottom moments, and offering advice, information, opinion, and suggestions to make the LOSS more bearable. I would NOT have stood up as well as I did at my Father's funeral without this calibre of support that led to that day.

The Celebrant that they recommended ( Dad wouldn't have wanted a load of religious old cobblers, so we used a very flexible alternative to a church affair) was EXCELLENT. She liased with Gordon Barbers and the family as to the service content....and she conducted it SPOT on with our wishes. There were MORE laughs in the crematorium than tears. Dad would'a LOVED it. It was just as he would've wanted it.

Thanks Gordon Barbers...... you've shown my family AGAIN....(you also buried my mother in 2007)... that breavement DOESN'T have to be a nightmare everyday if you get given the right support and information from the start.....from the right people. The after funeral service care continued into December. I ain't got NO COMPLAINTS.

THANK YOU.....SM
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Experienced, professional and calm
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review, your feedback is valued.
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.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, sympathetic and professional service.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
Rating 5.0
Helpful the staff were friendly professional and patient thank you
Response from 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.
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