Funeral Directors Oxfordshire Directory of Family Undertakers.
Oxfordshire Funeral Directors are mainly run by major chains. If you would prefer to deal with a real family firm rather than a chain disguised as one, the folk below are real family firms. (Back to what to do after a death.)
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A B Walker & Son Ltd 01491 413434.
Blyth House 158 Reading Road Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 1EA. www.abwalker.co.uk. We are an independent funeral directors and monumental masons, is a fifth generation family business, serving Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.We have been specialists in funerals for over 180 years. We strive to deliver a professional, respectful and personal service and we pride ourselves in offering traditional and modern funeral options with unparalleled levels of customer service.
Edward Carter Funeral Directors 01235 528293
107 South Avenue Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 1QS.
G & L Evans of Faringdon 01367 242762
8 Marlborough Street Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 7JP.
Howard Chadwick Funeral Service 01491 825222
33 Benson Lane Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 8ED.
www.chadwicksfuneralservice.co.uk Howard Chadwick Funeral Service is an independent family business serving Wallingford and the surrounding area of South Oxfordshire and Berkshire. We offer all types of funeral both traditional and the more unconventional. We pride ourselves in providing an individual service. We give help and professional advice to anyone at what can be a very difficult time. We carry out your wishes to a professional standard. We are members of SAIF and uphold their code of Conduct. We are experienced in arranging funerals for all religions and beliefs; we have conducted and arranged funerals throughout the United Kingdom and can also make arrangements for the transport of the deceased to and from abroad.
J Godfrey & Son Ltd 01367 718998
Ware Road Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 8NY.
J Godfrey & Son Ltd 01235 767165
2 Mill Street Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 9AB.
M & J Didcock Funeral Service 01235 510292
15/17 Park Road Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 8QL.
R Locke & Son Ltd 01608 685274
Caution Corner Brailes Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5AZ. www.rlockeandson.co.uk
Surman & Horwood Funeral Service Ltd 01844 351323
The Green Crowell Chinnor Oxfordshire OX39 4RR.
Tomalin & Son 01491 577189
Anderson House 38 Reading Road Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 1AG.
Here is what Oxfordshire County Council has to say about Funeral Directors:
Choosing a funeral.
A funeral can be either by burial or by cremation. You can organise it with or without the help of a funeral director and personalise it as much as you wish. In some cases the deceased may have planned their own funeral in advance.
There are many different types of funeral and it is useful to remember that:
- you can decide for yourself what form any ceremony you choose to have should take
- you do not have to use a funeral director – though the vast majority of people do
- you can choose a religious, humanist or civil ceremony
- you do not have to use a clergyman unless you want an Anglican service
- you can choose a ceremony that reflects any religious beliefs or multicultural traditions
- you don’t have to hold the funeral ceremony in a licensed building – it can be held in your home
- your ceremony does not have to take place in a crematorium or place of worship
- you can be buried on private land, such as your own garden, as long as there is nothing in the deeds restricting the use of the property. However, you must inform your local planning office and environmental health department (only one burial is allowed without planning permission).
Role of the Oxfordshire Funeral Director.
The majority of people choose to use a professional funeral director. This can help during what is generally a stressful time, and will ensure that the remains of the deceased are dealt with in a dignified way. Your funeral director can advise you about the options available to you.
Choosing a funeral director.
Friends, family, clergy or your doctor may be able to recommend local funeral directors. Most local companies are listed in the telephone directory.
Most funeral directors are members of one of two trade associations:
National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)
Member companies must provide you with a price list on request and cannot exceed any written estimate they give you without your permission.
Directory of Funeral Directors in Oxfordshire.