Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Norwich

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Rating 5.0
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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

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 Norwich, 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
  • Simple Funeral Service in Norwich, 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 25 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
We all thought that Louise did an amazing job , everything was perfect.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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
Response from 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.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely commited
Response from 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.
Rating 5.0
Always polite,helpful and considerate. Louise was so kind and lovely. Thank you all so much.
Response from 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.
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.
Response from 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.
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