Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors, Amesbury
About our Amesbury funeral home
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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.
The Attended FuneralA 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.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£2,495plus £1,263 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,263 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking available at the rear of the premises, which can be approached from the drive at the side.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’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.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur 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.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis 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.Find out more
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
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.
Debbie, Paula, Sarah, David
Professional, thoughtful and compassionate.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this service.
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!!
Nothing was too much trouble and the day was as perfect as could be.
Highly recommend Paula and the rest of Burdens, Amesbury.
I found the service provided was excellent.