L Hartness Funeral Directors, Bicester
About our Bicester funeral home
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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.Our costs from£995Includes all necessary third party costsIncludes all necessary third party costsOur 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 Attended FuneralA 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.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.Our costs from£1,995Plus £1,313 estimated third party costsPlus £1,313 estimated third party costs
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is car parking available at the funeral home.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
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
We felt that all our needs were met and the director and his assistant were compassionate and helpful
Thank you for shedding some light in our darkest hours.
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.
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.
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.