Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Thorpe

Our Thorpe Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
BASED ON 33 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

  • 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
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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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Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,545
    Current 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.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 702460, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Thorpe St. Andrew

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This 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.
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    Simple Funeral Service in Thorpe St. AndrewOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 702460

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

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 33 reviews
Rating 5.0
I and my family were most impressed with the funeral arrangements. We could not have wished for anything better. It was a lovely calm ride to S.Faiths which helped me to come to terms with what was happening.

My beloved husband Gordon would have been pleased with the service. It was taken with dignity and pride and enabled our Grandchildren and friend to say their heart warming piece. We were all very proud of them. The Civil Celebrant, Colin, made it so comfortable for them and put them at their ease. I thank him sincerely.

Ursula, naming no names, was absolutely brilliant, in how she was so kind and caring and looked after people, It was very much appreciated and will be in my thoughts forever.

Thank you Gordon Barber you did us proud.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family and it has been a privilege to take care of you Husband.
Rating 5.0
Very supportive, professional, with clear communication and advice.

Made a difficult time much easier.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
The service I received from them was excellent they were always available to answer any questions and the funeral was everything I asked for.

I would highly recommend them
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. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
It is very sad when you loses the one you love. I am very pleased that the service went very and for attendance at the crematorium was given with high respect and dignity. The funeral directors were perfect and it helped one to get over the sadness.

The Father James sermon was perfect, bring back memories from the past and to help others and myself to get over our lost love soul.
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 this time and that the final wishes for your loved one were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
We received exceptional, personal service from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Thorpe St. Andrew, throughout the whole process. Everyone we met was kind, thoughtful and efficient, and there were some lovely personal touches that were over and above what I expected. We felt supported and cared for throughout. I strongly recommend this sevice.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on 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
We were very pleased with the calm and professional service provided. The arrangements were made carefully and the service went off very smoothly. I would use the company again.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Thank you for your online review.
Rating 5.0
extremely caring helpful and understanding throughout special thanks to Michele and Malcolm
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. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Staff were courteous attentive and professional, thank you for your help in making the most important person rest.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us 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
When we lost mum we were terrified on what to do and not what to do. However Gordon Barber Funeral Directors went through everything and including our thoughts made this experience a smooth and sympathetic one. Everybody involved in our mum’s funeral were excellent and professional and very caring. Excellent staff
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts 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 knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
The staff helped take the worry away from us excellent all round service .
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased we made a difficult time seem a little easier for you.
Rating 5.0
I could not have wished for a better company to have dealt with my father's funeral. The service I received was impeccable. All the staff involved were so kind and thoughtful. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for perfect service, on which is a very upsetting and difficult time.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
My wife recently passed away and we had a pre-paid funeral arrangement with Gordon Barber. The staff there we very helpful and caring and could not have done more to make everything go smoothly. They sorted everything for us in a very professional manner and my family were very pleased how it all went so well. The funeral director called at my home to explain how it would go on the day, and to give him a call anytime if I wanted to change anything. All in all highly satisfied and am glad that I too have a similar plan in place for when the time comes. 10/10
John Watson.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your 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
From the minute I first made contact they were helpful, caring and compassionate. I cannot praise their service enough
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Gordon G Barber. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
I have used Gordon Barber Funeral Directors (St. Williams Way, Norwich) twice this year (2019) and both times they have been very professional, courteous and understanding at a difficult time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The cortège was met at the place of service. The coffin was respectfully taken in and placed at the front of the meeting. At the end of the meeting I had organised that the body be left in the meeting place and the audience would walk out and leave it, which in retrospect would have been a bit odd. Somebody had thought that at the end of the meeting the body should go through and out another door which turned out to be the right one. All went very well and I was very pleased with my treatment from start to finish.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything went smoothly with my mothers funeral and would like to thank them for helping us through this difficult time.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The whole process was very sympathetically handled by U at the office. I was kept informed of each step and they were very accommodating in accepting changes to the agreed programme.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Staff were very compassionate throughout the whole process . Michelle was helpful throughout guiding me to fulfill my mums wishes . Wouldn't have been able to have done it without her . Even on the day of funeral the funeral director talked and guided us through it . So a big thanks to Gordon barbers staff
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Amazing staff makes you feel so welcome especially going through such a hard time and you can call them any time of day and any day of the week amazing people deffo will be using them again
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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.
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