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 and thank you for such a great experience with you and your company. You made what is a very difficult time for anyone, something that was easier to handle and provided an opportunity for me to lean on someone.  Thank you.  You are the ultimate professionals.
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.
Just a little note to thank you for your services. It was a lovely dignified funeral, very well executed. Thank you also for your care and attention to detail, which was very much appreciated.
During such a difficult time you were extremely kind and compassionate and I couldn’t have asked for a more fitting send off for someone who was loved so much.
Thank you for your kindness and professionalism shown by your staff to me and our family at a very difficult time.
Also, may I take this opportunity to thank you all at E J Gumery & Son for your kind services. Your quiet professionalism and helpful advice was very much appreciated.
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.
A note to thank you all for your consideration and care in guiding us through the process of arranging my Father’s funeral. We felt supported and helped at all times and the day went well. We were pleased and do appreciate your help.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and professional stewardship of my Father’s funeral yesterday, and for your help and attention to detail in planning it with me. Everything went very smoothly and as I had wished.
Once again, may I reiterate our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to E J Gumery for the excellent service we have received at all times.
From my first meeting with you all to finally sending off the donations I have been very impressed by the professional yet caring and compassionate way you have dealt with everything. You have made a difficult situation so much easier for me to cope with.
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.
We would like to convey our thanks to you all for the way in which you dealt with the arrangements for our Mother’s recent funeral. Although it has been an extremely difficult time, your professionalism and support was greatly appreciated.
I would just like to say thank you for all your help with Dad’s funeral from the first visit to Mum’s house, arranging the funeral and the final steps of Dad’s last journey, all done so professionally.
I cannot thank your company enough for both your professionalism and also your care and kindness during this traumatic time for myself and the family. It is much appreciated and ensured that all went off smoothly.
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 wanted to drop you a note to say how grateful I am for all of the help and assistance you gave us while arranging the funeral of my late Sister. I think it was clear from the outset that neither of us had a clue where to start. You were very patient with us and took the time to explain everything in detail (more than once) and at no time did we feel pressured. We really did appreciate your experience and guidance, which was a huge aid at such a tough time for us. It takes a certain type of person to do your job, and you do it very well. The whole family commented on how smoothly the whole day went, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you very much.
We would like to thank you most sincerely for your kindness and sympathy you gave to us. Your excellent service gave us great comfort during this sad period.
Many thanks for the dignified, kind service provided throughout.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank your staff for the excellent service they provided.
Your respectful conduct in dealing with this sad matter and helping us through it was very much appreciated by us all.
On behalf of myself and my entire family I would like to thank your company and staff for the high quality and professionalism given to the management of the funeral. My particular thanks are sent to the funeral directors who were a delight to deal with (and I smile when I remember them struggling with the UFO wreath).
We would like to thank you so much for your help care and understanding through the process of my Husband’s funeral and arrangements. Thank you for giving us some good memories.
I should like to thank you and the staff for the efficient and sensitive way you dealt with our Mother’s final journey.  Please pass on our thanks to the driver of the limousine who seamlessly conveyed us to and from the service.
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.
Your firm has provided an excellent service throughout. Everyone – those who have answered the phone to me, the person who opened the chapel on Saturday so my Stepdaughter could view her Father’s body, the driver of our car on Monday and the pallbearers – have been professional and kind.
Thank you for your kindness and professionalism shown by your staff to me and our family at a very difficult time.
All your staff were very kind and understanding and the funeral director was extremely helpful with all the arrangements.  I couldn’t have asked for more.
Just a big thank you for arranging my Father’s funeral last Friday.  All the staff were very kind and compassionate whenever I came into the office. You too were very kind and were easy to talk to and made things a lot easier for me than I’d expected with all the arrangements.
We thank you for your careful and thoughtful planning of my Father’s funeral yesterday. Thank you for your patience and understanding and your advice on funeral procedures. You completely captured the mood of a dignified farewell to my Father.
All the family were most impressed with the level of your service, which was excellent. Please convey our sincere thanks for the very sympathetic way in which you dealt with all our uncertainties. The arrangements were faultless, the music just as we wished and the flowers really beautiful.  All your staff were impeccable.
Thank you for making my mother’s funeral such a dignified occasion. You have been the funeral directors for my father in 1982, my husband in 1997 and now my mother. The quality of your service, both professionally and personally has been excellent each time.
Thank you for your excellent service for the funeral of our mother. Your attention to detail and professionalism was second to none.  Thank you once again.
Your Company provided a first class service. Everyone is so friendly and efficient.  Your advice also was invaluable.  What could have been a harrowing day has provided us with memories to treasure.  He always had the best of everything when he was alive and I am sure would have heartily approved of his send off.  Thanking you all once again
May I take this opportunity on behalf of my family to say thank you to all your staff for their help and consideration shown on what is a very sad occasion, I would also like to say how smart and professional your staff were at the crematorium. This is the third occasion my family have had the services of your company and I must say how impressed I have been on all occasions.  Please pass on my thanks to all involved.
I and my Family would like to thank you for the excellent service provided, perfect to the last detail. All carried out with attentive care.

Thank you so much for all your care, help and kindness you gave to us looking after Mum. Your advice and assistance were without fault and we are so very thankful for the arrangements you made on our behalf. Many people commented how lovely it all was and how well Mum’s wishes had been carried out.

Thank you very much for the excellent service you gave for my Father’s funeral on Wednesday. All the Family commented on how professional but caring everyone from Gumery’s was.

May I take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at E. J. Gumery & Son, who were unfailingly decent and helpful to me and my Daughter. In particular the funeral director, who was a reassuring and competent presence at all times. Please tell him how much we appreciated him.

The service provided by you all is personal and what my husband and I wished from an independent family business. Thanks once again.
Thank you so much for your help and guidance and most professional service for our parents. You really helped us at a really difficult time.  We very much appreciate everything.  We will certainly recommend your services to anyone we know who may need them.
I would like to express our grateful thanks for everything that your company have done with regards to Dad’s funeral. Yesterday was a beautiful send off and the undertakers who attended were fantastic. They worked with dignity and professionalism and we were gratefully appreciative of their consideration and curtesy to both our Mother and ourselves.

Very sincere thanks to E. J. Gumery & Son, whose expertise and professionalism have helped us through these very difficult and sad few months.

Words cannot express my thanks for making a difficult time so much easier. My dad always said you were the best and you are.  Very sincere thanks.
For my brother, sister and myself, can I thank you most sincerely for the way that you handled mother’s funeral. You were so helpful in seeing us promptly on the day after she died and smoothing the path for all the arrangements.  On the day of the funeral itself, everything ran like clockwork and throughout we felt in professional and safe hands.  I know that it’s your job to deal with families in bereavement but it doesn’t automatically follow that it is done well.  In the case, your personal service made all the difference.  Thank you.
I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all the staff who gave my father such a wonderful funeral. The calm, respectful professionalism which was shown by all the staff we met was so reassuring at a very sad time.  Thank you for all the special work you do.
Just a short message to say how much I appreciated your help, in terms of arranging Mum’s funeral. We found you compassionate and always available and this really helped to ensure my Mum was ‘sent off’ in the best way possible, which she was.

I just wanted to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given me. With your help, what would have been very stressful has been eased for me. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.

We wish to express a personal thank you for the professionalism and care provided following the recent deaths of my late parents
As a Family we want to thank you again for all you have done to help organise the funeral of my Grandad. From the beginning you have been incredibly professional, understanding and patient and we are all very grateful. My Family and especially my Grandma feel that with your help we have been able to say a proper goodbye to a well-respected and loved man and give him the ‘send off’ he deserved.
Just a brief note to thank all the staff at Gumery’s. You recently handled the funeral arrangements for my mother.  It was carried out with care and compassion throughout.  My mother received the dignified and respectful service she deserved.
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.
We have as a family now used your company three times and will definitely recommend you for your professional manner and caring attitude.
Please accept our thanks for your kindness and professionalism in dealing with the funeral of our dear dad, husband and grandad. We will always remember how gentle and understanding you were.
We have been very impressed right from our first dealings with you at your professionalism and patience. The day went smoothly and we were very grateful for your guidance at various points.  All your staff who attended that day looked and acted very respectfully.  You do a very important and worthwhile job.  Best Wishes.
I wanted to thank you and the wonderful team at E.J Gumery & Son for your kindness and patience during the preparations for Mum’s funeral and for the very professional and discreet service on the day, my dad and I are both very grateful.
Thank you for guiding us so calmly and professionally through everything. Although it was heart breaking it wasn’t stressful.  Thank you for ensuring that I didn’t have to worry about anything except saying goodbye.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all your staff who had any participation in my husband’s funeral. It was all carried out in a very efficient, courteous and respectful manner, I had so many compliments about your company which I pass onto you.  Many thanks again.
I write to express our appreciation of your recent services to our family after my father’s death. Not having had previous experience of a death in the immediate family, we were very touched by your kindness and caring efficiency.  We could not have asked for a more smoothly orchestrated or a more dignified departure for my father.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff of E J Gumery & Son for your professionalism at this difficult time. We greatly appreciated your advice and guidance throughout the process, taking everything into consideration and supporting us through the decisions that needed to be made.
This is just a little note to say a big thank you for all you and your team have done for us in such a difficult and tragic time. You have really gone the extra mile and it has been gratefully appreciated.  Thank you again.
Your support and professionalism has been very much appreciated by all the family and having attended 3 funerals within the space of two weeks, all arranged by you, I have found the service provided exceptional.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work and understanding at a very difficult time. Your care and attention to detail was much appreciated and this ensured that the funeral and everything to do with it went extremely smoothly.  Thank you again.

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.
Can you please pass on my thanks for the help and guidance before and during the funeral. The total service provided was seamless and all my queries were answered promptly and with tact.
We just wanted to drop you a line to say a heart warming thanks for your professional and courteous service yesterday. As you’re well aware, these occasions are never easy for the family and friends, but your professionalism helped the proceedings go smoothly and respectfully.  Thanks again.
We would like to thank you all so very much for the kindness and generosity that you have shown to my mum and me. I have always thought what a professional and caring Company you are and my personal experience of your service has been exemplary.  Thank you for everything.
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.
I am writing to say “thank you” for the most excellent and outstanding service that I received with the funeral arrangements. This was my first bereavement and from start to finish, I was both amazed and gratified with the respect, dignity and attention to detail provided by yourself and your staff.  Would you please thank them all for me.  To coin a phrase, you are a true diamond.  Thank you.
On behalf of all my family, but particularly myself, I would like to thank you for all your great kindness, quiet thoughtfulness and reassurance that you have provided to us all. Every contact we have had with yourself and all your staff has been impeccable at every contact.  Thank you for all the arrangements which you made on our behalf.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help and advice on such a difficult occasion. We know that this is your profession, but nevertheless it helps enormously to deal with pleasant, kind and thoughtful people.
I thank you for the time taken in the preparations for my father’s funeral, the assistance given to enable me to arrange the flowers and the order of service and the compassion and understanding shown when arranging the final viewing of my father’s body by my mother. The service you provided was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others in need of your services.
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.
I would like to say how much my family and I appreciated the sensitive and efficient way in which your staff dealt with us throughout.
The whole family wish to thank you for the kindness and understanding and professional service from all involved in the arrangements. It helped us enormously in coping with such a sad occasion.
I thought that I would take a brief moment on behalf of my family to express our sincere thanks to you and all staff at Gumery’s for the professional, delicate and compassionate manner in which you handled my father’s funeral. Your support was both comforting and necessary.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for the service that you provided for myself, my family and late Father. Although it was a very small funeral I am so pleased at the way that it was conducted and it met all my aspirations.
Thank you so much for the way you conducted the funeral arrangements for my husband. You have been most kind, caring, supportive and extremely professional and made the sad day go very well.  My family join me in our thanks.
I felt I must write to you to tell you how very impressed the family and I were at how you conducted the funeral yesterday. You showed great dignity and sympathy to us all for which we are most grateful, all our relations and friends commented to us how they too were very impressed by your very personal service.  Nothing was too much trouble when we were arranging details with you beforehand and this was very much appreciated by all of us.
Many thanks to you all for your help and assistance. Everything went extremely well and this was due to the professional and caring manner of all involved on the day.

Thank you so much for the care, dignity and respect given to my deceased Father. During a difficult and very sad time, the personal, professional services lessened the burden to all of us as a Family. With kind thanks and gratitude.

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.

Thank you for the wonderful service you provided. Your compassion and caring attitude and also your professionalism that you showed to us as a Family meant such a lot.

Just wanted to express our thanks to you all for the superb service you gave us. You were all without exception kind, caring and exceptionally professional. You made us feel so supported.

Thank you so much for the lovely send off. On such a difficult day, you made it easier to bear by being so organised, professional and kind.

You made a very sad and difficult time more bearable with compassion and kindness. Mother’s funeral was a wonderful occasion for a life will lived. Thank you for being there for us.

Thank you for all your help and sensitive kindness. It was very much appreciated.

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.

Thank you for the very professional and sympathetic service that you provided in making the arrangements for my Father’s funeral. It was greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for helping to make my lovely Mum’s funeral and burial such a very special occasion. Your kind and gentle support was greatly appreciated.

May I also ask you to personally accept my sincerest thanks for your professionalism, support and personal approach during this difficult time, it was very much appreciated.

From the first meeting through to the day of the funeral itself, everything was handled with real care and dignity.

Thank you so much for the kindness, care and consideration you showed to us, before, during and after the funeral.


Where to find us

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

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

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01905 22094 Available 24 hours

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