Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors, Amesbury

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Amesbury Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Amesbury funeral home

Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors in Amesbury is here to help ease some of your burden following the loss of a loved one. We will help you to arrange a dignified and heartfelt funeral that is a lasting testament to their life.

From our funeral home on Church Street in Amesbury (opposite the Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor), we serve families in both the local and surrounding communities. Our location makes us easily accessible to nearby towns and villages, such as Durrington, Tidworth, Bulford and Shipton Bellinger.

Our caring team of funeral directors is committed to ensuring your wishes for a funeral are met. We will tailor your farewell to the preferences of you and your family, providing guidance and advice when you need it, so you are not left to make the decisions alone. If you want a religious or a non-religious ceremony, a traditional funeral or something with a more unique feel, we will help to arrange it for you.

If you want to spend some time in quiet contemplation with your loved one, we have a chapel of rest on our premises. This peaceful environment offers a quiet space in which to collect your thoughts in comfort and privacy. We are also able to open the chapel of rest outside of normal hours, so that you can pay your visit at a time more convenient for you.

Our team at Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors would be honoured to arrange a funeral that reflects what your loved one meant to you.

We are available 24 hours of the day, so when you feel ready to talk, we will be here to listen.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,263 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,263 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,263 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,263 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

37 Church Street
Amesbury SP4 7EU
GB

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

There is parking available at the rear of the premises, which can be approached from the drive at the side.

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 01980 623262

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
Paula and her team were excellent they treated every request with respect and professionalism, nothing was too much trouble. On the day of the service everything went so smoothly and it was a beautiful service thanks to Paula and Sharon.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish Paula from GW Burden Funeral Directors guided me through a very difficult time for myself and my family when my father passed away. Everything was dealt with sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you Paula and all at GW Burden.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families and I am glad that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Please Note: My Comments will relate to Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors, 37 Church Street, Amesbury, Wilts SP4 7EU. I believe that G W Burden took over Shergold and that ALL my dealings had been through Paula Cook of Gerald W Burden in Amesbury.

To put things into context: Mother's death had been unexpected and sadly, the Coroner was involved which delayed creation of the death certificate by over 2 weeks. Furthermore, because of the Pandemic (Covid-19) the actual cremation was not until 1 month after the certificate had been issued - all very vexing, especially as I was dealing with everything on my own. However, there was a kind, empathetic voice (Paula Cook) always on the end of the phone if I needed it. Paula has one of those rare abilities in that she 'listens' and consequently takes account of what was said and acts accordingly - quite a rare quality in this day and age! Paula's colleague Louise was also very kind and helpful and consequently deserves a mention. The ceremony was exactly what I wanted and in all probability would have been what my Mother wanted; simple, no fuss, brief and most of all dignified. I can't say enough how much I was grateful to the funeral directors and the appointed Celebrant - given the circumstances, they made everything perfect.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. 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. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 4.0
Considering Covid pandemic and restrictions all was handled well
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
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
Paula is an absolute star and a credit to gerald burden funeral directors, her attention to detail and care was second to none, the team were all very professional and unintrusive on the day of our late father's funeral, Paula is dignified, and very professional,and in the worst of times you need calm and ressurance Paula provided this to us taking away any concerns we had,considering the current circumstances at the moment regarding covid-19 gerald burdens service was excellent, outstanding support throughout and we can't thank Paula enough for all her help at what has been a very difficult time for us as a family thank you.
Debbie, Paula, Sarah, David
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and for your lovely feedback.
Rating 5.0
The service received at the Amesbury branch of Dignity Funerals (Burden’s) was outstanding. Thank you Paula for your attention to detail and for making a difference during what is a very difficult time. Lynn and Tracy
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
My experience with Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors in Amesbury was faultless.
Professional, thoughtful and compassionate.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this service.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible and we gave helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
The funeral director that arranged mums funeral was outstanding considerate and very helpful at this very difficult time everything even on the day of funeral went smoothly and they even looked after us as well as mum I would highly recommend them thank you once again for a outstanding service.
Response from Gerald W Burden 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. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I felt like I was the only one who mattered, I was asked what I would like or what my mum had wanted. I was asked about my mum. I was made to feel she was the most important person there. Nothing seemed too much trouble, all advise was given in a manner to help me through the sad and difficult times approaching. Nothing seemed to much trouble. I cannot thank them enough. They were there start to finish and then some. Everyone was friendly, polite and professional. I would recommend their service to everybody. Thank you all for what you delivered, it was the best.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for. Our team were there to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Very efficient friendly and considerate service provided by the Manager and her team in the Amesbury Office throughout the whole process. We would recommend them without hesitation.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving 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
My sister and I were treated with kindness, respect and compassion throughout and every aspect of the funeral proceedings were thoroughly discussed and our choices upheld.
Although my mother had organised her funeral a few years beforehand, we were contacted every step of the way to confirm any last minute changes and details.
My thanks to Paula And Mark for making it special..I know my mother would have loved it!!
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Gerald W Burden. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that we went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Paula took amazing care of my Father for me & also of me. She is a real credit to your company, she has the nicest kindest caring nature I’ve ever known. I can’t thank you enough for all she’s done for us
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am happy 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
Couldn’t have asked for more sympathetic, friendly, caring people.
Nothing was too much trouble and the day was as perfect as could be.
Highly recommend Paula and the rest of Burdens, Amesbury.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
All aspects from start to finish were handled with dignity, even though one family member caused the administrator some problems.
I found the service provided was excellent.
Response from Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The professional and compassionate service the team at GW Burden provided was outstanding, they make a really difficult time so much easier. Thank you is not enough.
Response from Gerald W Burden 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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