Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Norwich
About our Norwich funeral home
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
Thorpe St Andrew
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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
Full Service FuneralOur Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.Our costs from£3,545Current 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.
Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545
Simple Funeral Service in NorwichA complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.Our costs from£1,995This 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.
Simple Funeral Service in NorwichOur costs from £1,995
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is ample parking in front of our funeral home and in the garage.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’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.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur 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.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis 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.Find out more
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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
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.Learn More:
Reviews of our services
"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.
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
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.
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.
Can not recommend highly enough.
Thank you to all the staff for making a very difficult time/day memorable. x