J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors, Bridgwater

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J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors in Bridgwater, Somerset.

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About Us

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. Call us today.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01278 422344 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At J E Gilbert & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Tailored Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Tailored Funeral Service

Our Tailored 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.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

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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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


139 St John Street Bridgwater TA6 5JA GB

Parking and Directions

There is parking outside our funeral home.
We are situated on the main roundabout linking St. John Street to Bridgwater Railway Station.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01278 422344 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 2 Reviews
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.