L Hartness Funeral Directors, Bicester

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Bicester Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 12 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Bicester funeral home

Here at L Hartness Funeral Directors, it is our duty to offer an unrivalled standard of funeral care to Bicester. We can be found on Victoria Street in the centre of Bicester, which means we are easily accessible from Launton, Chesterton, Caversfied, Bucknall, Wendlebury and Middleton Stoney.

With almost 50 years of experience, we are here to care for you and your loved one with kindness, respect and dignity. We understand no two funerals are the same, so we will listen, understand and guide you to tailor your loved one’s funeral to your every wish. You can choose your loved one’s favourite songs, poems or type of transport. We cater for all types of funerals; whether you’d like a traditional or religious funeral or a colourful celebration of life. Whatever your preference, we can help.

Our dedicated and compassionate team are here 24 hours a day to support you during this difficult time.

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

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 £1,313 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,313 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 £1,313 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,313 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

11/13 Victoria Road
Bicester OX26 6QD
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located near to the rear of Bicester Methodist Church and behind the Penny Black pub.

There is car parking available at the funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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 01869 253282

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 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
We felt that the arrangements for our Mum's funeral in April were handled efficiently considering the restrictions that were in place
We felt that all our needs were met and the director and his assistant were compassionate and helpful
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Your feedback is valued. Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I have unfortunately lost both my sister and Mum in the last 12 months, however, I have had the good fortune of dealing with the team at Hartness, they have been nothing but supportive and helpful, really gone the extra mile for me and my family at a time when we needed it most.

Thank you for shedding some light in our darkest hours.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of both your Mother and your Sister. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From our first call to L Harkness we found everything very professional, tremendous empathy, great care and understanding.
Firstly, the Gentlmen & Young lady that collected our Mum were amazing, very respectful and professional.
There was and has been "No" pressure to get things done quickly. Simon was so very nice, he took time to explain everything to us in detail, nothing was rushed and we were allowed to take all the time we needed to ensure everything for our Mum was correct for her and for us.
The funeral, Church Service & Cremation could not have gone any better. It was perfect and our Mum would have loved it. As a family we can not thank Simon and his team enough. Thank you once again.

Should anyone need this service I can 100% recommend Simon and his team at the Bicester Branch of L Harkness.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
First class service. Simon was most helpful. He arranged everything with me by phone and I was really pleased with the sympathetic way he handled it all.

My brother had a very dignified funeral.

I would highly recommend L. Hartness to anyone.

Sorry for delay but email only arrived in my box today.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Brother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
The Funeral ran smoothly with great care and respect shown at all times. My late Godmother could not ask for more. Thankyou
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Sue was out point of contact. She was respectful and adapted to mine and my sister's different manors with regard to the situation.

Everything was organised promptly with little involvement from us.

As we traveled so far, the 2 cars should have been able to communicate, we ended up going on a much slower route (didn't end up being a problem, in reallity it probably helped) due to not being able to advise the other driver.

From my Sister:

FD Barry was very accommodating and troubleshooted well eg music at end of service
All smooth and well planned and organised ...
Good attention to detail and happily explained and answered all my questions of varying sorts.
Chapel of rest was lovely.
Very reassuring of all plans.

One of the team requested to come to the funeral as he had come to the house to collect Mum after she had passed, which was a really nice personal thought.

We couldn't have wanted for more.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. We are very happy to hear that we were able to assist you and your sister with the arrangements and that the day was well organised and everything went as planned. We have also noted your comments regarding the procession and the slowness you mentioned. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families and we would like to thank you once again for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
I would like to give huge thanks to Sue and the team who looked after us so well throughout the difficult time when Dad passed away. They were professional and compassionate, answered our questions clearly and supported us all the way through. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views 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 care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Everything from start to finish with Dignity and Hartness was 1000%, sue was a very compassionate caring lady who I would recommend to anyone who is in the same position as I was, she most certainly knows her job very well, talked me through it all step by step, the gentlemen who came to the house to take my loved one away were wonderful, gave us plenty of time to say our goodbyes, and were very discreet when leaving the house, on the day the gentlemen were very courteous and really made us feel comfortable let us take our time, every thing was handled with kindness and compassion from start to finish , thank you all so very much kind regards Debbie Darbyshire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with L Hartness Funeral Directors. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
L Hartness, and Sue in particular, were excellent in everything they did for us. All requests were dealt with and communication was first class whether by phone, email or office visit. Responses were always prompt and everything was made clear.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Everything was arranged to a very high standard, with very little upset to us.
Response from L Hartness 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 we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I found the service second to none. The funeral of my brother was organised to perfection and we felt we could just relax and let Sue take care of everything which was particularly important as it was taking place in London and we live in Oxfordshire. We were happy with the service but would say it was very expensive so would expect that all was perfect.
Response from L Hartness Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed at this time.
Rating 4.0
We had total support at a very difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble. We could contact staff at any time of the day.
Response from L Hartness 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 difficult time.
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