01905 22094 Available 24 hours

General Office Enquiries 9am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)

Independent Family Funeral Directors

Established since 1870

01905 22094 Available 24 hours

(General office enquiries 9am-5pm)

Welcome to E.J. Gumery & Son

E J Gumery and Son have been serving the City of Worcester and the surrounding areas since 1870. We are still a family owned and managed business and we know that this will reflect in our service to you at this time.

When called upon to arrange a funeral, we take complete responsibility for all the details involved, so that relatives have no more to worry about than is absolutely necessary at this difficult time. It is for this reason our service and premises have been carefully planned to produce a combination of efficiency, immediate help and personal attention.

We are available to give personal service at any time of the day or night, at weekends and Bank Holidays. Once we have been notified of a death, everything can be left safely in our care, with the exception of registration.

Our Role as Funeral Directors

As funeral directors we will help and guide you through all the decisions which need to be made.  We will contact all parties on your behalf (ministers, cemeteries and crematoria) and provide all the staff necessary to ensure that every final detail is attended to both before, on the day and after the funeral.


Whether a person is recently bereaved, caring for someone who is dying or simply planning ahead, the NAFD Bereavement Advice Centre will help advise them on their questions and concerns. The Centre can also direct people to locally-based experts, such as bereavement counsellors and can advise what actions need to be taken when somebody dies.

They can be contacted on 0800 634 9494 from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday, or via their website www.nafd.org.uk


Plan and pay for your funeral in advance, funeral directors costs will be fixed at today’s prices.


Cheques made payable to EJ Gumery; they are then paid out to the charity later.

I just wanted to write, albeit rather belatedly, to thank you especially, but also your team, for looking after our family leading up to and during the day of my Father’s funeral. We were very impressed from the moment we first met with your respectful and empathetic manner, which helped my Mother and us boys during a very difficult time. We appreciated all of your joint expertise on the day, the impeccable timing, the beautiful conduct and handling of our Father’s coffin and all the hundreds of details which you organised and mostly hidden to us. My family were very appreciative of your walking in front of the hearse at the start and end of each part of the journeys, and in your bowing in respect. We were not expecting this, but it was a lovely part of the process. Thank you very much for your whole service. You certainly made a tough day as smooth and as easy as it could be in the circumstances.
On behalf of my sisters, I want to say a sincere thank you for everything you and your colleagues have done for us. The passing away of a dear Mum, is one of the hardest times in anyone’s life, but to have had the kindness and thoughtfulness of yourself and your colleagues has been a great support to us. Your understanding and the professional manner in which everything has been conducted has given us the reassurance that we did our very best for Mum, right to the end. I have spoken with others who have also used your service and we all feel that you personally make a big difference, during the time of great sorrow.
On behalf of the family, I felt I had to write to thank you for the exceptional care and professionalism we have experienced from Gumerys over the past few weeks. Dad meant the world to us and with your help we were able to give him the “Send Off” he truly deserved. Some jobs are jobs, some are vocations. Yours is a vocation. From the first meeting with yourself to the collecting the donation box after the service, I felt your sympathetic care and understanding, your willingness to listen and advise on what may have been trivial issues have helped me greatly over a difficult few weeks. Nothing has been too much trouble for you. On behalf of all the family – our grateful thanks. Do pass on best wishes to all the staff who looked after Dad in any way over the time he was with yourselves. It has been such a comfort to know that he has been in safe hands. You have been a great ambassador for Gumerys. Thank you so much.
I am sincerely grateful for the care, compassion, respect and love you have shown (along with a tinge of humour) Mum would have greatly approved.
I would just like to tell you that my Father’s death has been the first that I have ever had to deal with on my own, and you, with your great efficiency, professional behaviour and, even more importantly, pleasant and caring manner, made the whole experience of organising his funeral and cremation etc. considerably easier than I had anticipated. I would like to give you my sincere thanks and convey to you that I would recommend you and your company to anyone who has to deal with the death of a loved one.
I want to thank you formally for the excellent service you have provided from the moment I got in touch with E J Gumery & Son. Like many people you meet, I imagine, when we first met I was in a state of severe grief and shock following the sudden and unexpected death of my husband. You were calm and kind, and very quickly understood the kind of person he was and the type of service we wanted. You listened carefully, reassured me you could get the music I wanted to have, and used your expertise to make suggestions at various points. I was particularly impressed by the way you carefully considered who would be the best celebrant for us. Your suggestion was perfect – she had the manner, humour and intelligence I greatly needed at this dreadful time. Each time I called you after that with a long list of questions and worries you were patient and helpful and never made me feel as if my contact was a nuisance. The funeral was conducted impeccably from start to finish. Thank you so much for your excellent work at each stage of the process. It made something unbearable into something that I could actually get through.
Just a short note to thank you and your team for organising mother’s funeral. The experience and professionalism of your firm was evident from start to finish and whilst I appreciate that your Company undertake funerals on a daily basis, you made ‘our’ funeral very special.  Your calm, efficient organisation ensured that everything was taken care of, even things that we hadn’t thought about and your personal approach was very reassuring.  The funeral itself was directed with impeccable dignity and I was particularly impressed by the respectful professionalism of the pall bearers.  Not only did they do a wonderful job during the church service but also, at the crematorium, I found it very moving when they took up their station, at the four corners of the coffin prior to the commencement of the ceremony.  Please pass on our thanks to the whole team and a special thank you for your kindness and compassion.
Everyone we came in contact with in the organisation treated us with utmost care and consideration which we greatly appreciated as we were travelling back and forth to Worcester from Birmingham to put affairs into place. Nothing was too much trouble and you assisted us with excellent advice and courtesy.  The funeral was excellent due to your organisation and attention to detail.  We had never experienced such dedication from any funeral director for any of our family previously.  We express our sincere thanks to you and all at E J Gumery.
On behalf of all the family I would like to thank you all for the professional way in which you conducted my father’s funeral. Without doubt you ensured that everything went organised in the exact way that the family wanted and as a result the day was one of which Dad would have been pleased, as we all were.  The day could not have been better and we will all remember your contribution in ensuring that this was the case.
On behalf of the family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding services provided. Your advice and support was greatly appreciated.  Also, we would like to give special thanks for going above and beyond the expectations of the family.  All our wishes and concerns were taken care of in a professional and friendly manner and without your support this could not have been accomplished.
May I thank you and your team for everything you did, I was thoroughly impressed, you handled it beautifully, as one would expect. 10/10 for everything from communication, thoughtfulness, sincerity, making sure that the stress levels already high, were not aggravated at all. Throughout the whole process I was at ease with your professionalism.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for the care, compassion and professionalism you have showed us before, during and after our Mother’s funeral, nothing was too much trouble. You have made a very difficult time much easier to bear.
I would like to express my thanks to everyone who supported us with Dad on his recent passing. The compassion you have shown Mum and the family has been lovely, also the bespoke casket was absolutely amazing so thank you again!  (July, 2017)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for a job very well done. Your performance was exemplary, culminating in a day that ran like clockwork, very befitting for my ageing Aunt.  We could not have asked for better.  (July, 2017)
Thank you for all you & your staff did to help make our dear Dad’s funeral go so smoothly. I took great comfort from the service and your professionalism & gentle support, which was greatly appreciated.  Many thanks for everything, you helped us through a very sad time, so well.  (July, 2017)
Just to say how much we appreciated your kindness and thoughtfulness in arranging the funeral. You made all of us feel at ease especially as you were on hand to help us through this sad time.  Many thanks to you and “Team Gumery”.  (August, 2017)
To all at Gumerys who were so kind, caring, thoughtful and available at a moment’s notice for the wonderful service you gave to all of us….. You were brilliant! We felt so comfortable and relaxed in all our dealings with you & I know my Mum would have been so impressed with the wonderful and caring “send off” you gave her….  (August, 2017)
I wanted to take this time to thank everyone else at E J Gumery & Son who looked after my Mum and who also took the time to support us through this very sad time. To be honest this was the first funeral arrangements I’d ever had to organise and it was overwhelming at times.  I am so pleased we chose E J Gumery & Son.  I was so happy that my Mum was with you, I felt comfortable that she was well looked after at all times.  You were extremely professional, calm and understanding at all times and couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive to us all as a family, thank you. Most importantly of all was your kindness.  I am so grateful to you for guiding us through a very sad and unexpected event.  (August, 2017)
We would like to pass on a sincerest ‘thank you’ for easing our worries as best you could and organising the funeral so expertly. It felt comforting to know that he and we were in safe hands.  We were so grateful for your thoughtful professionalism at a time when our world had been turned upside down.  (September, 2017)
Thank you for your help and attention to detail, which was important to our family. My siblings and Dad have all positively commented on how respectful and careful you were with us and Mum in a process and time when we were lost and needed guidance.  A heartfelt thank you.  (September, 2017)
I wish to thank you and your colleagues for the kind and courteous way you attended to me and my family on the day of the funeral, and also during the arrangements prior to the funeral. (October, 2017)
Thanks for providing the funeral in a very professional way. I will be happy to recommend your services to my acquaintances in the future.  (October, 2017)
My mother and I would like to thank you for all your help, advice and kindness shown to us, following the death of my father. You dealt with everything with such dignity and compassion throughout, from the first time you came to the house, guiding us through the actual arrangements and on the day of the funeral.  My mother appreciated the way you looked after her at such a difficult time, and I was so thankful  for your guidance.  You and all your staff were so kind and professional, and one of our relations commented on how smartly dressed you all were.  Your service was excellent.  Thank you once again.  (October, 2017)
Thank you for the professional way you carried out my mother’s funeral. You have all been so polite, kind and sympathetic.  Everything went so well, for this I will always be grateful to you all.  (October, 2017)
I just wanted to thank you for your guidance in arranging the funeral. Everything was conducted so well, and in just the way I had wanted.  Thank you for all that you did.  (October, 2017)
Thank you for the dignified service given to my Mum. You certainly make things easier at a very difficult time.  (October, 2017)
Just to say thank you so much for all that you did for us. You made the process of organising the funeral and interment seamless and your professional and personal attention to detail.  We truly are grateful for all that you did for us.  (November, 2017)
We would like to thank you for your kindness and patience in preparing all the necessary arrangements for Mum’s funeral. You helped make it a special day, with the smooth running of everything.  We, as a family, could not have wished for more.  With best wishes.  (November, 2017)
We would both like to give a big thank you for your support at such a difficult time. We would like to say how professional and dignified you were throughout.  Taking care of everything for our Dad, from his death right through to his funeral, with much appreciation.   We wish you all the best.  (November, 2017)
I would like to express my thanks for the way you and your staff handled Mum’s funeral arrangements and the warm kind and understanding manner everyone had when dealing with me personally. It is very much appreciated.  I was delighted with all aspects of the funeral.  It went like clockwork from the moment we left your premises to leaving the crematorium after the service.  I felt you and your staff were extremely dignified and respectful.  Mum would have been chuffed.  (November, 2017)
We would like to thank you all for the kindness and your willingness to accommodate all the families wishes. (November, 2017)
Thank you for taking care of all the arrangements for my late mother. It probably sounds a little inappropriate to say that is was perfect – however, for such a sad occasion everything went perfectly thanks to your sensitive and caring service.  (February, 2018)
With our very grateful thanks for your caring and professional support with the funeral arrangements for our late Father. We will always appreciate how much you helped us at such a difficult time.  (February, 2018)
Thank you to everyone at E J Gumery & Son for all your support & exceptional care to our family. Nothing was too much trouble, we all felt at ease knowing Dad was in the best hands.  Thank you so much & we are so grateful at this very difficult time.  (January, 2018)
I would like to say thank you very much for all the care you and your staff gave to my Mum and all the help you gave me with the arrangements of the funeral. It was very much appreciated by me and my family.  (February, 2018)
I can’t thank you enough for your care of my Father and support to myself and family at such a hard time, you and your colleagues were wonderful. Again thank you very much.  (February, 2018)
I just wanted to write to express my sincere thanks for organising my sister’s funeral. Our loss as a family came as a terrible shock and your careful, dignified approach to every detail was very much appreciated.  (March, 2018)
Thank you for the arrangements for my husband’s funeral. From the first point of contact until we were dropped off at the racecourse everything was dealt with efficiently, respectfully and with care.  This has been much appreciated.  So a big thank you to everyone at Gumery’s.  (April, 2018)
On behalf of the family I would like to say a very big thank you for all the arrangements provided for the funeral of my late father. Everyone has treated us with respect, professionalism & kindness at all times and showed Dad dignity, tending to his body, making him look smart – as he always liked to be, when he could no longer do it for himself.  Every step of the way you have maintained such high standards, thank you sounds hardly adequate to show our appreciation for the care and compassion you have shown to us all.  Your help and reliability all the way through eased the process for us and made the day of the funeral somehow easier to bear.  (April, 2018)
My brothers and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the service you provided and the efficient and sensitive manner in which the arrangements were managed. (May, 2018)
Thank you so much for the compassionate, thoughtful and professional manner in which you conducted my husband’s funeral. Your care was greatly appreciated at such a difficult time and will not be forgotten. (2018)
Thank you so much for making my Mum’s last few days perfect! Thank you for all your help.  Having sat down 3 weeks ago with no idea about how the events of the day should go… I don’t think anything could be done to make it a better event!  Thank you! Thank you! (2018)
I just wanted to thank you for the way you handled my father’s funeral. Everything from beginning to end was handled with sensitivity and professionalism, and really left nothing to be desired.  You helped make the process more than bearable.  (February, 2018)
The funeral was everything I hoped for him. The service was beautiful and all my family and friends said what a unique gift to make it feel so personal.  Although it was a very sad occasion I did feel great comfort in how it was made to feel a celebration of life.  (April, 2018)
Thank you for your wonderful services for my husband’s funeral, it made a very sad day copeable and easier to get through. Once again on behalf of the family and myself a grateful thank you.  (May, 2018)
I just wanted to write and thank you for everything you have done for our family to make the day so special for all of us – we have had so many compliments about the whole service and the way you and all your colleagues were there for all of us. (2018)
Thank you for your care and support during what has been a difficult time.  (June, 2018)
My family and I would like to thank you and your staff very much for all your help and guidance during this sad time. We felt the day was very well planned and professionally executed.  Once again thank you very much.  (June, 2018)
Thanks to all the staff at E J Gumery & Son for their excellent service, help and support with the funeral of both our mother and father. (July, 2018)
I would like to take this opportunity to send thanks for making me feel confident and safe in the knowledge that it would be a perfect funeral, despite some unfortunate circumstances. You took away my fears and worries please pass on my thanks.  (September, 2018)
Thank you for your help and support so that the funeral went off without a hitch – you made me have total confidence that everything would just happen as we wanted.  Special thanks in my biggest hour of need.  You were so kind, caring and thoughtful.  I could not have asked for anything more – thank you.  (August, 2018)
Thank you for all your help, kindness and support you have given me over the last couple of weeks. You made a terrible time bearable.  (October, 2018)
Many thanks to all at E J Gumery & Son, for your kindness & consideration in our sad loss. (August, 2018)
We just wanted to say a “huge” thank you for looking after us so well in organising Mum’s funeral. Thank you too for your compassion and sensitivity on the day.  It’s so important to get it right and you did!  (August, 2018)
Thank you for a beautiful service of my Dad. You made the hardest time of my life easier.  (September, 2018)
I would like to express my sincere thanks for the caring and efficient way the service for my late husband was handled. (September, 2018)
A huge thank you to everyone at E J Gumery & Son for making the funeral as dignified and caring as possible. (September, 2018)
I would like to mention how dignified and professional E J Gumery & Son Funeral Directors have been to our family. (August, 2018)
We would like to thank you and your highly specialist team on conducting Mum’s funeral. She would have been very proud.  The weather was kind to us and through your directorship everything ran like clockwork.  I am in no doubt that you are very proud of your team and the Gumery way, great attention to detail.  An outstanding day, thank you.  (January, 2018)
We just want to say how much we appreciated the care and sensitivity you showed our family in supporting us to make the funeral arrangements. Your professional approach and guidance every step of the way made it so much easier for us to cope at this difficult time.  (February, 2018)
Many thanks for conducting the funeral with professionalism and dignity. I personally thank you for looking after me before, during and after the service. (2018)
Just to say a big thank you to yourself and your staff for a smooth funeral service.
(June, 2018)

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E.J. Gumery & Son, Independent Funeral Directors,

68, 70 & 72 Ombersley Road, Worcester, WR3 7EU

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