Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Norwich

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Norwich Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 50 reviews
Rating 5.0

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

  • 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.
97.7%
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 £1,343 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,343 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 £1,343 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,343 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

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

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 01603 484308

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

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Rating 5.0
based on 50 reviews
Rating 5.0
100% pleaded with everything done by Tim and all his colleagues.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Staff were very helpful and very kind.
It was a gentle and dignified service.
I could not have wished for more.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
I could not have coped without the outstanding service, care and support from Gordon Barber. They treated Dad with absolute respect and dignity. Louise made an impossible time so much easier. True professionals...
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. 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.
Rating 5.0
Highly recommended respectful funeral director
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Mark and all involved greatly supported my covering all aspects of the necessity of my fathers funeral and had done so with the utmost respect. It was a tough time made oh so simple with gentle guidance and all of the possible personal thought and respect I could ever have imagined.

Very honest, very supportive and very professional, a great team with people at the very heart of everything they do, thank you again and well done to all.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments, your feedback is always valuable to us. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
The funeral went exactly as arranged and Gordon Barber were very helpful in choosing a Minister for the service and also in liaising with the Crematorium. I found all the staff at the Norwich branch very efficient and sympathetic.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
An absolute first class service from the initial phone call to the Funeral itself. The staff are kind, sympathetic and very professional at a time when you need it most.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Funerals aren't cheap, but after the sudden death of my wife I was in no shape to organise the funeral. Sheridan at Gordon Barbers in Norwich pretty much organised everything for me. The Celebrant arranged by Sheridan wrote the eulogy which my family and I tweaked until we were happy with it and on the day, everything went as well as I could have hoped for. I'm glad that I used Gordon Barbers, Aylsham Road, Norwich, and when your time comes I can recommend them.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We always aim to provide the highest level of care to our families. I am glad you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I cannot recommend Gordon Barber enough. Everything went perfectly, with no problems. I was guided through the process with patience and compassion. The service was beautifully organised and I was kept informed throughout. If I had questions, these were answered with no problems. It all made what was a very sad and difficult day much more bearable. Thank you to everyone involved, from the Read family.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Gordon Barber Funeral Directors and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Sheridan and the team at Gordon Barber did an amazing job at what was not only a difficult time personally, but also under the confines of Covid19 restrictions. He understood exactly what we wanted for Mums funeral and delivered to his word, a smoothly run afternoon which we will remember for all the right reasons, a fitting farewell. We highly recommend this team for their professionalism, understanding and the personal care they have shown.
Response from Gordon Barber 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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service,the member of staff was very compassionate and caring,and very professional. Made a difficult time more bearable.Would recommend them to all.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time.
Rating 5.0
We received excellent service at all times and everything went smoothly. Thank you for your care and support.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
The whole family were very happy with the service provided under the circumstances, the service went well. I would have no problem recommending your company.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your lovely review and your recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful,
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online.
Rating 5.0
I can not thank mark and the team at Gordon barbers on aylsham road enough helping me and my family through the loss of my nan even through this pandemic the team was great and so lovely and compassionate nothing was ever to much and they helped me give my nan the wonderful and best send off even though it was a sad day it was also a beautiful and wonderful day and I could not have done it with out there help so thank you again mark and the team and Gordon barbers
Laura
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. Your family continues to be in our thoughts. We are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Our experience of Gordon Barbers service was nothing short of excellent. The funeral arrangements made were good, nothing was to much trouble with lots of advice in a very trying time. If I could mention one person it would be Mark Rudd his help, care, politeness and professionalism was excellent. I would have no problem with recommending Gordon Barber Funeral Directors .
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
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.
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