How we help you
Michael Gamble Funeral Directors offer help of many kinds. We will guide you through all of the choices, decisions and statutory paperwork that come together to form the funeral arrangement. We will even do all of the leg work for you when it comes to ordering flowers or securing somewhere for a funeral wake. And we try to ensure wherever possible that the products we use are ethically sound and not only British-made, but locally produced.
Our approach to funeral arrangements
We do not wish to take control of your funeral arrangements, unless that is your wish. Our approach is to simply guide you through the process, and this we do in a measured, transparent and patient manner.
The size of the funeral and the way in which it is carried out are for you and your nearest family to agree on. We will advise you about what is and is not needed, and gently steer you towards an outcome that is both fitting and practical, but ultimately you are in control.
You can play as little or as much a part in the proceedings as you wish, but we will always be here when you need us. With our help, you will see that many of the practical matters you previously thought were insurmountable can be more easily dealt with.
In April 2008 Michael and Clare starting trading out of small premises in London Road, Stroud for the first time. Our children at the time were 11 and 9 years old and both helped out at our first open day. Over the years, as they got older, they have been involved with the running of the business.
Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and after only 4 years at London Road, it was obvious that we would have to move into bigger premises to accommodate the growing number of staff and, most importantly, the needs of the families that we were serving. So in August 2012 we moved lock, stock and barrel into our present premises.
Station House is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian detached house in the heart of Stroud built c.1883 – 1901 to the Great Western Railway’s Standard Class ‘C’ house design. This former Station Master’s House is a rare, virtually intact survival of a standard class ‘C’ house for the Great Western Railway, dating from the 1880’s. The house is a robust building of historic interest in its connection with the GWR.
And now, 11 years on from our humble beginnings, we have 3 full-time funeral directors, 2 admin staff, funeral service operatives and 8 part time bearers.
We are fully accredited by the National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and heartily endorsed by the Good Funeral Guide. Our 11 years of distinguished service has given us quiet confidence in our ability to offer the very best care and attention. We constantly strive to provide a service of high standard and pushed ever onwards by the belief that to look after someone who has died is a unique honour.