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 63 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.
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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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    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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  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,343 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,343 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,343 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,343 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 63 reviews
Rating 5.0
I could not fault any part of a caring professional service for my brothers funeral particulary Mandy who we mostly dealt with but everything was perfect thank you Trevor Hayden
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Excellent arrangements from first to last. We were very grateful for the support and help we received.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
First class service - very professional throughout
Within the office Calley was very empathetic and at the crematorium the whole team made things as easy as possible
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Completely satisfied. The staff were very efficient, caring and kind.In fact it could not have gone any better. Thank you Gordon Barber.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
It really was 'smooth sailing' from the start, Mum's passing, to the finish, putting Mum to rest, Mark was most attentive and helped enormously during the grief that we were going through and the planning of the funeral. Robin the celebrant was like a 'breath of fresh air', and was more than helpful in the planning of the service, it was as if we had known him for years, a true friend, and his readings during the service really did take us as a family through a very difficult time. A big well done to you all.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team and 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.
Rating 5.0
Really sympathetic, thoughtful & compassionate staff, both the guys who came to collect the deceased & the lady who dealt with the cremation arrangements. Very personal & professional service
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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service with very courteous staff.
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Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Very good. Staff were kind sympathetic organised and friendly.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
From first contact, onwards, nothing was too much trouble. From last minute changes to order of service, weather delayed members of family accessing chapel of rest, mere hours before service, change of staff through covid, coping with serious weather storm on day of service. Everything was dealt with seamlessly and with dignity. Being provided with a lovely and totally unexpected gift of remembrance book, and framed photo to treasure. Gordon Barber funeral directors and their staff have at my difficult family time provided a truly memorable experience, and I thank them. This is the second funeral I've been involved with, and compared with previous, I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Gordon Barber, for a first class experience.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Excellantly delt with at all times by both Tim and Louise and the vicar very good also.
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.
Rating 5.0
Gordon Barbers have supported us with both Mum and Dad’s funerals 12 years apart and on both occasions the service we received cannot be faulted. Highly recommended and would never use any one else. Special thanks to Terry, Louise and Alan.
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Thank you for leaving a review online for Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
The staff provided a very professional and compassionate service for my fathers funeral arrangements.
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We are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were considerate and extremely helpful throughout the process of arranging my Mum's service.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch. Thank you for your review.
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.
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