B. Gibbs Funeral Services Ltd is a family-run business serving the communities of Chard and the surrounding areas. Owners, Barry and Claire opened the doors of their first funeral home in 2011 and, with the support of local families, later expanded into the nearby town of Illminster.

Barry is well known in the area from his days as a postman. He began working as a bearer in 2001 and quickly realised that supporting families through the difficult task of arranging a funeral was a rewarding and fulfilling role that he wanted to pursue. In 2006, Barry went on to achieve his diploma in Funeral Directing.

Having played an active role in the opening of B. Gibbs Funeral Services, Claire officially joined the business in 2015 when she retired from her role as a Nurse after more than 30 years.

Barry and Claire are joined by a team of professional staff. Together, they strive to deliver the highest standards of funeral care to each and every family served. As a proud member of the National Association of Funeral Directors, B. Gibbs Funeral Services adheres to a strict Code of Practice. The team is pleased to provide a selection of pre-paid funeral plans supported by Ecclesiastical Planning Services.


Choosing your funeral plan – important information

You can buy a plan for yourself or on behalf of someone else. The funeral plans offered are designed to cover the funeral director's own costs. As long as they carry out the funeral and the requirements don't change, neither you nor your family will be asked to pay a penny more for these costs, regardless of when the plan is needed or what happens to costs in the meantime.

The plans can also include a contribution towards any third party costs (also known as disbursements), such as burial or cremation costs. Please refer to the Key Features Document and Terms and Conditions for more information.

Barry Gibbs Funeral Director
B. Gibbs funeral home, Chard