S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, Cowley

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Cowley Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 7 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Cowley funeral home

At S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in Cowley, Oxford, we aim to provide the highest standard of funeral care to local families and those in the wider Oxfordshire area. We are here to help and ready to arrange a dignified funeral for your loved one.

For more than 20 years we have been part of the community, offering support in times of need. We will ensure that both you and your loved one receive our attention and respect at this difficult time, as we help you through the funeral arrangement process.

The team of funeral directors and arrangers, here at our Cowley funeral home, will advise and guide you, helping you to make difficult decisions when necessary, so that we can organise a funeral that meets with your expectations. However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, it is our duty to make it happen.

Our funeral home can be found on the Oxford Road, near to the police station, and we not only serve Cowley, but also the surrounding areas of Oxford, such as Littlemore, Donnington and Rose Hill.

The team at our Cowley funeral directors is here for you when you need us. To arrange a funeral for your loved one, call us on 01865 714007 today.

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 £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 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 £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 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

142 Oxford Road
Cowley OX4 2EA
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located just below Cowley Police Station.

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
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 01865 714007

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service I received for my husband's funeral which was a very sad time for me and my family was absolutely rewarding the staff was understanding in every way and would recommend them in every way I wish to thank them for there support and understanding.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
The support and care from Barrie & all the staff at the Cowley office down to the men carrying Fred, they were all very professional.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
so pleased i chose s & r childs to arrange the recent funeral of my dear wife.from my first appointment with angela who was so kind and sympathetic,she went through every stage with me,meeting barrie was just the same and made me feel like i was all he was dealing
with,the whole funeral was well planned from music to flowers to aftercare,highly recommended.
mike odonnell.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving 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.
Rating 5.0
Despite the situation all communication with S & R Childs went smoothly, Barry managed to strike a balance between professionalism and friendliness and nothing was too much trouble. They took care of my husband and treated him with the utmost dignity. Every thing from the very start until the end went smoothly and completed with great thought. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Husband were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From our first meeting, which was on a Saturday (office opened as we were travelling back to Devon later that day)to the final, anything was carried out as we requested, under different circumstances it would have bee a pleasure to deal with you.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I tried to give you 5 stars but couldn't get one of them to work. On the day the organisers were brilliant, compassionate and we felt well-looked after. Our driver was really nice too. Barrie came up trumps on the day, and we really thought he was wonderful.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and helpful service .Barry in particular was excellent and carried out the families wishes accordingly .Thank you for your support and sensitivity at this time of grief
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the 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.
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