Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Thorpe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Thorpe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 53 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Thorpe funeral home

At Gordon Barber Funeral Directors we cherish our local community, and we do whatever we can to make sure our families receive the highest levels of service.

In 1993, we opened in Thorpe St. Andrew, so that we could better help families living in the east of Norwich, and in the smaller villages towards Acle and Great Yarmouth.

As a Dignity funeral director, we want to do the best we can for everyone we help. We will support you with advice and guidance when and where you need it. We will help you to plan a funeral service befitting your loved one, and we will go the extra mile to make sure everything is just as you want it.

To keep our promises, we make sure that you can reach us at any hour of the day. You can get in touch with us by telephone at any time. We are here 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.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 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 £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 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

2 St Williams Way
Thorpe St. Andrew NR7 0AW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located just off the Plumstead Road roundabout, near Lloyds bank.

There is car parking available at the front of the branch.

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 702460

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 53 reviews
Rating 5.0
Staff guided us with care and thought through a funeral organising process which was quite new to us, going the extra mile where necessary to ensure that we achieved the personalised funeral which we sought.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The team at Gordon Barbers could not have given my mum any better care,respect,and dignity. They took great care to make sure all the arrangements were carried out as requested and gave advice when needed. They provided a professional service to provide my mum with the send off she deserved, and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
I could not have asked for more, Gordon Barber just made the whole process easy, they helped and advised at every turn. They gave total respect and were very professionally, would highly recommend them. thank you
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 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
A fantastic service provided at a very upsetting time. Michelle helped me through every stage with plenty of reassurance as I felt out of my depth organising a funeral from 200 miles away. We spoke frequently and I felt nothing was too much trouble. The staff on the day, Ursula and another smiley gentleman were warm, respectful and kind providing extra personal touches at the end that were unexpected. Thank you to all involved for helping me give my lovely Dad a send off that he would be proud of.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
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. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Father.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to all of the staff at Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Thorpe St Andrew for their help with the organisation of my mum's funeral service, support with my queries and their suggestions and advice along the way.

Not having arranged a funeral before I felt completely overwhelmed with what to do at the start, but the kindness and efficiency show by everyone and the help in dealing with everything were so much appreciated, and made a very difficult situation easier to cope with.

I had such positive comments from those people who attended, who said it was a lovely tribute to my mum and a very touching service. The flowers you arranged for us were lovely too! Just what we wanted.

I would also like to thank the staff who were present at the funeral for their support and how everything was conducted on the day. They were so kind and thoughtful and a great strength for me knowing that they were in charge and knew exactly what to do in a caring manner.

I am very pleased that I chose Gordon Barber Funeral Directors for my mum’s funeral.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Gordon G Barber Funeral Directors to look after your Mother. It’s good to hear that you received helpful guidance through this time and your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
Mum was indeed treated with dignity and the sympathy and understanding shown to us by Ursula when arrangements were being made for mum's funeral helped to make a very difficult time easier to cope with. If funerals can be described as being perfect, then mum's was. It was everything we could have wished for her and the many attendees, family and friends alike, agreed. Our memories of mum will always include the way in which we said our goodbyes to her. Thank you.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback about the service we provided.
Rating 5.0
Extremely empathetic and attended to all our needs with care and thoughtfulness.
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.
Rating 5.0
I recently had to arrange my mothers funeral through Gordon Barber services. Their attention to detail and care was second to none.

There was not a single thing they had not thought of and all the staff were exceptionally sympathetic and gracious in there support of us as a family.

We were seen by the same member of staff on most of our visits which helps with continuity of care going forward.

I would very confidently recommend this funeral directors and thank them for all their care and support.

My beautiful mother was treated with the utmost dignity and respect and I will be forever grateful for this.

At this very difficult time we were made to feel at ease, regardless of our emotional state.
Thank you so much Gordon Barber staff , St Williams way, Norwich.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Michelle was very helpful and I really appreciate her and her colleagues’s support during the most difficult time.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Cannot fault the service provided at what has been a very difficult period.
Michele was very efficient, kind and thoughtful with everything from start to finish and all went smoothly on the day.
The memory box and framed photo that I received at the end of the service were a wonderful surprise that brought a lump to my throat… I would highly recommend Gordon Barber, as they made a very hard time as painless and stress free as possible.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
The second time we have had to use a funeral directors in a year and we were so pleased with the professional service Gordon Barbers provided the first time we had no hesitation in wanting to use them again and the family were happy to go with my recommendation. Always professional, caring, supportive, friendly and efficient. You never felt under pressure to make quick decisions and had absolute trust that everything would go well on the day of the funeral - which it did. I hope it will be a while before i need their services again, but if the situation arises I would always chose Gordon Barbers.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
I was more than satisfied with how everything went for my late husbands funeral. Nothing was too much trouble, and everyone involved was most courteous and respectful. Thank you all so much, you made a very difficult day more bearable.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
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. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Professional and compassionate service. Staff very helpful and understanding. Everything carried out to my wishes and felt I was in safe hands. At a very difficult time was very grateful for support given.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Gordon G Barber Funeral Directors. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
We were so pleased with the service we received for my fathers funeral. We received personal care and attention arranging the funeral, during the funeral and even after the funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and we appreciated everything. Many thanks to Michelle and Alan who took such good care of me and my family.
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. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
The compassionate care and help that all at Gordon Barber gave us at a very difficult time was first rate. Especially Michelle who guided us through the planning of our mother’s funeral. Her kindness and professionalism was much appreciated. Thank you to everyone.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
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. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy and satisfied with the help and kindness given to me by the staff at Gordon Barber when my mother died. Nothing was too much trouble and I had many questions to ask at a very sad time in my life.
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.
Rating 5.0
During such a difficult time. All stress and worries were aleviated and they did our mum and ourselves proud
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. 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
Found them (Gordon barbe) very helpful and understanding in every aspect to do with the funeral on the. And afterwards if I need eny more help and advice so in general I could not fault them in any way considering we were working with in covid 19 rules
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to the staff at Gordon Barber's who were very professional and helpful and everything went very smoothly.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. 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
What a fantastic job Michelle and the team done for my mother in law’s funeral. Everything went without a hitch. Well done Gordon Barber St Williams way Norwich under the current circumstances couldn’t have been done better.
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.
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