S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, Abingdon

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Abingdon Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 29 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Abingdon funeral home

We are S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors 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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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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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

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01235 520808

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 29 reviews
Rating 5.0
Could not have been better first class service, would give 100% recommendation every time
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Highly recommend. Thank you for all your help, support and guidance.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
I would definitely recommend S & R Child's funeral service. We were treated very sympathetically . My mother had arranged a pre paid funeral many years ago and this made making decisions a lot less distressing. Nicola and staff treated us with kindness and understanding at this very difficult time and the funeral proceeded very smoothly and was carried out in a very professional manner. Thank you.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Mother and that the final wishes were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
I have had the unfortunate Job of sorting 2 funerals this year and all I can say is that Nicola at the Abingdon branch of S & R child’s has been truly amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. She gave up her Sunday off so my family arriving from Ireland could go to the chapel of rest . She definitely went above and beyond her job description. She’s a real credit to your company. However I hope I don’t have to see her again !
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and both of the services were carried out to yor satisfaction.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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