J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors, Bridgwater

Our Bridgwater 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.
J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors in Bridgwater, Somerset.
BASED ON 3 reviews
Rating 5.0
J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors in Bridgwater, Somerset.

About our Bridgwater funeral home

J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors has long served the families of Bridgwater, Somerset, providing quality funeral care that places your needs first. We are here for you now and available to arrange the funeral of your loved one.

As the oldest established funeral directors in Bridgwater, we know how difficult this time will be for you. Our experience, the principles of which have been passed down through the years, allows us to offer you tailored support, as well as ensure that you, your family and friends can pay your respects in the manner you see fit.

Regardless of the style of funeral you want for your loved one – religious, humanist, traditional, contemporary – the service will be carried out in accordance with your wishes.

Our funeral home, which underwent a full refurbishment in 2010, is situated on St John Street in Bridgwater. This location, at the centre of the town, allows us to not only help local bereaved families, but also those in the wider Sedgemoor district. This includes the towns and villages of Cannington, North Petherton, Puriton, Westonzoyland and Woolavington.

If you wish to spend some time with your loved one before the funeral, we have a private chapel of rest. It can be opened outside of normal hours if you or your family wish to visit at a time more convenient to you.

The team at our Bridgwater funeral directors will be on hand to provide guidance and offer advice when you need us.

We are here to arrange the funeral of your loved one.

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
Dignity with distinction image
Dignity with distinction image

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.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

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.

Where to find us


139 St John Street
Bridgwater TA6 5JA

Directions and Parking

We are situated on the main roundabout linking St. John Street to Bridgwater Railway Station.

There is parking outside our funeral home.

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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01278 422344

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very slick and professional service. Thank you
Response from J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Everyone I met throughout this process was professional and caring. I felt able to grieve as they took the weight off of my shoulders.
Response from J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and, at the same time, very kind, considerate and understanding. Organised everything perfectly and just the way I wanted it. Would highly recommend to anyone without any hesitation. Will be forever grateful to Jackie for making a difficult time a whole lot easier. Could not thank her enough. After only a few meetings to get everything organised seeing her at the actual funeral service was like seeing an old friend who, I knew, would make sure everything went as well as it possibly could do.
Response from J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Displaying reviews 1 - 2 out of the 3 most recent