01905 22094 Available 24 hours

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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.
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.

Where to find us

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

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

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