S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors

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S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in Cowley

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About Us

S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors have been serving the city of Oxford for over 20 years. Our funeral home is located in Cowley on Oxford Road, near Oxford Police Station. Since our establishment in 1997, we have expanded into seven funeral homes from which we serve the whole of Oxfordshire. As we are part of S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors we have a history of providing an unrivalled standard of funeral care to Kidlington, Headington, Botley, Witney, Rose Hill and Abingdon.

We serve Cowley and its surrounding areas of Slade Park, Rose Hill, Lye Valley, Temple Cowley, Iffley, Littlemore and Donnington.

It is our duty to help you during this difficult time. You can rely on our devoted and compassionate team to put you and your loved one first. We will work with you to understand your exact needs and wants. Using our experience, we will tailor your loved one’s farewell to your wishes, so you can say goodbye with dignity.

We can cater for all types of funerals, whether you would like a religious or traditional send off, or a colourful celebration of life.

We have a dedicated team available 24 hours a day; we will assist and support you with anything we can help with.

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

Our Services

At S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. 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.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Full Service Funeral

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.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


142 Oxford Road Cowley OX4 2EA GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the funeral home.
We are located just below Cowley Police Station.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01865 714007 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon08:30 - 16:30
Tue08:30 - 16:30
Wed08:30 - 16:30
Thu08:30 - 16:30
Fri08:30 - 16:30

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’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.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our 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.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This 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.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 3 Reviews
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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
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    Response on behalf of 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.