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COVID-19 Statement

We are here to help you the very best we can at this difficult time. We have implemented a number of strict policy changes to keep both our clients and our staff safe and well.

We have every intention of keeping our offices open while we can, should you find we are not available here, please feel free to phone us for immediate attention.

Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day.

R. Gwinnell & Sons

Funeral Directors in Ipswich

R. Gwinnell & Sons Funeral Directors in Ipswich is committed to providing a friendly and caring service, whether you are looking to arrange a funeral or would like set up a pre-paid funeral plan.

If a loved one has just died, you can contact us at any time for advice and support on 01473 351800.

Our long-established family firm of funeral directors opened our Ipswich branch in 2017. We combine experience and compassion to help you plan the funeral you want for your loved one.

Our Stoke Street branch is housed in the recently-restored Old Bell Inn, believed previously to have been the oldest licensed premises in Ipswich. Our new facilities ensure we can provide the highest standards of care and service when arranging funerals for all faiths and cultures.

Our experienced Funeral Arranger Pauline would be happy to help you at this difficult time; please call in or phone our Ipswich branch on 01473 351800, or we are happy to arrange to visit you.

We also provide a helpful step-by-step guide, which you can read here. R. Gwinnell & Sons Funeral Directors in Ipswich also serves surrounding areas including Copdock, Kesgrave, Nacton, Sproughton, Washbrook, Wherstead, Holbrook peninsula, Bucklesham, Capel St Mary, Chelmondiston, Martlesham, Rushmere St Andrew, Stutton, Tattingstone, Tuddenham, Westerfield and Shotley.

Contact R. Gwinnell & Sons Ipswich

The Old Bell
1-3 Stoke Street

01473 351800

Private parking is available at the rear of our premises for visitors



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Customer feedback for our Ipswich funeral directors:

It was the perfect send-off for my husband. I was so pleased with the way you handled the arrangements.

SC Tattingstone

Our true gratitude cannot be expressed in a few short lines.  Many thanks to the professional team at R Gwinnell & Sons for guiding us through a very sad and confusing time following the death of both parents in early February 2018.

I first chose Gwinnells because I saw on their website that they had silver hearses and limousines. From the first phone call I made to them I spoke to a lady called Pauline she guided me through everything with so much care she made me feel at ease.

Following the unexpected death of our mother Betty we contacted Pauline at the Ipswich branch. As I had a flight to Australia booked I had very little time to arrange a funeral. Pauline guided us through what was a most difficult time of ours lives' with a reassuring calmness.

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