S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors, Abingdon

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Abingdon.
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Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews

About our Abingdon funeral home

We are S & R Childs in Abingdon, and we have been serving families in our Oxford community since 1997. We continually strive to set the bar in funeral services, care and facilities, because we understand how important it is to get things right when it comes to saying farewell to those we love.

We can tailor every detail of your loved one's funeral to be as you wish. We have a distinguished Daimler fleet, with every vehicle kept to immaculate standards, however we can arrange for an alternative type of travel for the service if you wish, such as a horse drawn carriage.

Please get in touch at any time; we are here for you 24 hours a day.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in Abingdon, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01235 520808
  • Simple Funeral Service in Abingdon, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01235 520808

Where to find us

Address

81 Ock Street
Abingdon OX14 5AG
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us on the corner of Ock Street and Conduit Road.

You can park for free to the rear of our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01235 520808 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
I felt the whole experience was handled sympathetically and expertly. Everything we suggested was considered and what could have been a very stressful time was made as smooth as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and the staff looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
I really would like to thank you for the attentive, compassionate and thoroughly professional service your staff provided in regards to the cremation of my late Mum. From the moment we walked in to your Abingdon branch we were guided, informed and offered options on the what we need to consider in regards to everything. We were informed through the whole process, which really made things easier for all the family members involved. The service was truly lovely and I have to thank you for the recommendation of the Celebrant, who's experience, guidance and recommendation of additions to the ceremony made it really something to remember. I'm hoping we won't need to use your services for a good while, however we would recommend anyone who needs a professional service of this kind to consider using you. Thank you for everything, I'm sure my Mum would have been very proud and that's all that matters.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Every was good, the only thing we found stressful was delay in collecting mum. The call centre said someone would call within 60 minutes but the message never got across. We had to call again. Suggestion would be to have the message confirmed within a time frame if not you know something is wrong. Apart from that Nicola was great. We went to see mum and the chapel was nice and mum looked at peace and dressed as we wanted with her keep sakes with her. On the day of the funeral the staff were respectful and kind helping with guidance as we carried mum in. Everything we requested happened. The service was beautiful and we felt we had done our mum proud. We thank all involved on sending mum on her next journey. Theron, Joanne & Michael
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I was sorry to note that you do have some concerns. If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
Excellent staff, very professional and personable. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was very thoroughly checked several times to ensure we received first class service. I could not recommend them more highly. They treated my father with the upmost dignity and were on hand every step of the way to give clear, useful advice and information. I really felt they cared and they were doing more than just a job.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
On behalf of all my family I would like to say what a professional and dignified service s & r child's gave us at such a difficult time. We were treated with respect and felt reassured at all times and no request was too much trouble. The service went very smoothly and all our needs very met. I would recommend s&r child's to anyone that asked me for a funeral director service.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From the time Simon & Stephen came to collect our mum following her death at home, very late on a Saturday night, which they did very promptly, everyone was incredibly kind, caring & respectful.
Marilyn was lovely when helping to arrange the funeral (through a prepaid plan) with the touches we could add to what mum had already decided upon.
Richard the minister who met with us and conducted the service, arranged through S&R Childs, spoke about mum (with our words) as if he'd wished he'd met her & this made it all seem very personal.
Chanelle on the day made sure everything went very smoothly & even transported the flowers on to the reception for us.
Even collecting the ashes afterwards & the receipts of total monies collected for the chosen charities £1000) was very straightforward.
Overall the service our family received was excellent & can not be faulted which at such a difficult time is to be commended.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent professional service
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
A very professional services from start to finish Marilyn was fantastic a big thank you to all.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction
Rating 5.0
All members of staff who we spoke to were very empathetic and efficient. Arrangements were carried out to our wishes with no fuss.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Cannot say thank you enough to the team in Abingdon. Brilliant customer service and an amazing funeral. Everything went to plan at the Crematorium.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Nothing but the highest praise for S & R Childs. Incredibly professional and organised. All staff were very kind and thoughtful at what was a difficult time. Simon was a great help and guided us through the process. All members of his team on the day were very respectful. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending this company.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, respectful, dignified,
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review.
Rating 4.0
We were treated in a kind and compassionate way, and the funeral arrangements were all handled in a professional manner, all the printing services were excellent, and the only snag was that the office in Abingdon was not always manned so sometimes a little delay, but apart from that no criticism at all.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for review. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the service that we provided. Thank you also for your comments about the office not always being manned - this has been brought to the attention of the Management Team.
Rating 4.0
Overall a good experience with S&R Childs,who dealt with the funeral arrangements very professionally, guiding us through the options.
I would recommend them.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very friendly and helpful and respectful of all our wishes.The actual day passed without any hitches and was performed in a efficient manner.I would recommend S & R Childs to anybody wishing to use thier services
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
The service provided was first class- friendly but professional, helpful, thoughtful, sympathetic. They made the day of the funeral go very smoothly. All you could ask.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Shirleyann and Chanelle were very helpful, informative and sympathetic at all times.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
My family and I were very pleased at how professional yet caring our funeral director Shirley-Ann treated us after the death of my Mother.
She was very thorough and covered nearly everything at our first meeting and whenever I was unsure of anything, I could e-mail or telephone her and she got back to me straight away to answer my concerns.
Even though she could not actually attend the funeral on the day, she ensured everything went smoothly and that Cliff, who took over the position, was fully informed of all our wishes and carried on their excellent work, giving us the time we needed and making the situation as relaxed and as calm as possible.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time to ensure that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the time s&r childs picked my nan up from home everyone couldn’t have done more from start to finish they were fantastic everything that was asked was delt with there kindness and thoughtfulness help deal with the lose of my nan because they cared
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
cant Thank you enough for all the support recieved.
Response from S & R Childs inc. P L Barrett Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
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