Bayswater Road
Headington
Oxford
OX3 9RZ

Telephone: 01865 351010

Crematorium information

Oxford Crematorium opened in May 1939 and is set in 22 acres of well-maintained grounds on the outskirts of the city.

We are here to help you with whatever you would like for the funeral service. Our dedicated and caring staff treat every family with dignity and respect. At the service we will be there to help you every step of the way.

We have two chapels, which can accommodate both large and small funerals. We can help you arrange the service according to your cultural and religious needs. The crematorium also has wheelchair access, disabled parking and toilets, Braille service books and a hearing loop system.

We also offer a waiting room for relatives and friends to await the arrival of the funeral cortege.

Our gardens of remembrance are well known for the beautiful daffodil beds, which bloom in the spring. The gardens provide a tranquil setting for visitors and offer a wide variety of memorials, including roses, private gardens and wall tablets. We can also arrange for you to buy niches in a mausoleum. Please contact our staff for more information.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

The Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Grounds:
8:00am - 4:45pm
Monday to Friday

8:00am - 3:45pm
Saturday to Sunday

The Memorial Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

On weekends by appointment only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
9:00am - 4:45pm
Monday to Friday

8:00am - 3:45pm
Saturday to Sunday

Parking

There are 100 parking spaces available (3 disabled).

Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium

Oxford Crematorium

Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium
Oxford Crematorium

Our fees

We know that understanding what goes into the cost of a funeral can sometimes be difficult for families. We also recognise that understanding the overall financial implications of arranging a funeral is important. To this end we have included a downloadable price list of the services available to you.

It is important to us that any confusion is completely removed to help families to fully understand what the Cremation Fee includes, and what this means as part of the wider cost of the funeral. We have outlined the elements that are necessary to provide a cremation service to you below, although of course we would be happy to discuss any further queries you might have directly with you. You can contact us at any time to talk through any further options and any fees that might apply.

The cremation fee includes the following:

  • All professional services relating to the administration and registration of the cremation, in line with statutory regulation.
  • The use of our Chapel along with the assistance of a trained staff member on the day of the service.
  • The provision of music during the funeral service (please contact the Crematorium for details of our available options).
  • The sensitive handling of the cremation in line with environmental legislation.
  • The appropriate national environmental levy for mercury abatement.
  • The scattering or interment of the ashes within our Gardens of Remembrance, or the preparation for their removal along with a suitable container and the Cremation Certificate.
  • Alternatively, we will look after the ashes for an indefinite period without charge whatsoever.

We also offer weekend services, fees for which along with  other available services are detailed in the PDF attachment entitled Cremation Price List

Please note that we are currently updating our Price List with particular reference to 'Service for a Child'. Our revised Price List will be available to download shortly, but if you have any queries on this in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details above.

Direct cremation

We have a number of options available to meet the ever increasing demand for this service which are detailed below.

Unattended Direct Cremation

  • There will be no service in the chapel and no mourners in attendance.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their decision having had time for further thought and discussion.

Attended Direct Cremation

  • The attended direct cremation is available at 9.00am.
  • This option enables families to attend the crematorium to see the coffin in the chapel and be able to spend a few moments with the coffin before the leaving the chapel.
  • The crematorium staff will be available to help and assist you during the time at the crematorium, showing you both in and out of the chapel at the appropriate times.
  • Music may also be played should you wish.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their mind having had time for further thought.

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