S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, Oxford

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Headington Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 26 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Oxford funeral home in Headington

At S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in Oxford, we are honoured to have been trusted with the care of our local community during difficult times. From our Headington funeral home, we help families, like yours, at times of need, arranging dignified funerals so they can say goodbye in the manner they choose.

We are here to offer you support and take care of every aspect regarding the send off of your loved one. The team of professionals at our Oxford funeral directors is on hand to ensure you get the right guidance and advice, so the funeral is tailored to your wishes. With our modern, up to date facilities and highly trained and experienced staff, we also make sure that your loved one is attended to with absolute respect, throughout their time in our care.

Our funeral home in Headington serves the whole of Oxford and can be found at Pharmacy House on the London Road. As well as suburbs such as Cowley, Littlemore and Summertown, we also provide funeral services to neighbouring villages, including Wheatley and Eynsham.

Our funeral directors in Oxford is here for you at this difficult time. You can speak to a caring funeral professional about your needs by calling 01865 427272 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 in Oxford to find us

Address

Pharmacy House
69 London Road
Headington OX3 9AA
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the junction of London Road and Osler Road. We are located opposite the Royal Standard pub.

There is a car park at the rear of our funeral home which you can use free of charge.

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 01865 427272

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 26 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very professional and personal approach. All our needs were met with the up most understanding and compassion.
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.
Rating 5.0
Professional , thoughtful and attentive throughout the whole process with no question or request too much trouble to handle.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy with the help I received from the Headington branch.
The funeral director was friendly and gave me as much time as I needed to ask questions. At a difficult time I felt reassured that It was all in good hands. I felt comforted by knowing this.
Response from S. & R. Childs 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
The support and service provided was of the highest quality, sensitive, informative and helpful. The attention to detail was impressive. I would not hesitate in recommending or using S&R Childs again if/when the need arises.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Very thoughtful and helpful in all aspects of my Uncles funeral
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Every contact with Childs was managed with dignity and professionalism. We couldn't fault their communication in anyway. In these unprecedented times they did whatever could be managed respectfully.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
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
very professional service. will use again and recommend to all.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
My family and I , can’t thank you enough for the service you provided, on these occasions you need
support & care which you gave in abundance, I have to say how brilliant Chanelle was through the
whole procedure, the way she organised everything, with care , understanding, politeness, & very
professional. I can’t thank her enough, she is a credit to your firm, and all your staff.
Thank you, Robin.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose S & R Childs Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I & my family were very happy with all of the contacts we had with everyone at the above Funeral Directors. The help from the first telephone call to completion, was very professional, caring & compassionate. All our wishes were carried out as requested. The advice with composing the service as a celebration of our much loved family members life was very much appreciated, as was the eulogy delivered by the Celebrant. Friend`s & relatives all said what a lovely professional event it was & asked who had arranged it.
A huge thank you to you all for making everything so much easier for us at such a sad time.
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 their recommendations were helpful and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Our Director was a very pleasant man and sympathetic to our grief. He was very patient when finding a date for the funeral even when a call to another relative was involved. He took us through all the usual options and was not fazed at all when we wanted to veer off the norm and take the service ourselves. The Funeral Notice provided by the company was slightly incorrect but was changed within minutes of my e-mail. It was uploadable to social media or could be inserted in the newspaper.
The Funeral Director was available on the phone to answer any queries that came up between the first meeting and the funeral date. The flowers were excellent and the charity collection was well organised. We can recommend the service wholeheartedly. Thank you
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. Your feedback is valued and I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you. We also note that your Funeral Notice had to be changed and this was done at speed. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families and thank you again for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Planning a funeral can be so traumatic but we felt in tune with Cliff and his team at S and R Child’s straight away.
Cliff seemed to understand the style of event we had in mind and helped us to achieve our goals. He suggested the ideal lady to conduct the ceremony and helped so much with sourcing the music, which was of great importance to us.
I would not hesitate in recommending S and R Childs to the highest degree
M Irving
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. 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
Fully professional and sympathetic service. Arrangements were very straightforward.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for posting your online review.
Rating 4.0
All staff over the phone and in person were friendly and professional. They made me feel at ease and answered my numerous questions that came up or they got back to me with answers if they didn't know.
Also they were very helpful at keeping me informed and negotiating with the Coroner and GP etc.
Even if the named director was not available a message was taken and they always made an effort to get back to me. I appreciate the effort they made in the run up to the funeral and they were helpful on the day.
I have had no contact since the funeral I think that might have been nice just to check everything was ok the only reason I didn't give 5 stars.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you kindly for your review. I am sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with the level of contact following the service. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact client relations on 08007837171.
Rating 5.0
Everything was carried out to a very kind and compassionate way. Would recommend them
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
A very difficult time was made easier by the professional service given throughout. Thank you.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
At what is obviously a hard time for all concerned, S&R Childs dealt with everything incredibly well, we couldn't have been more pleased with their service. Thank you.
Response from S. & R. Childs 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 help make things a little easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with help and service for our recent loss thank you very much .
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.
Rating 5.0
Very good service, everything arranged efficiantly.
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.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very professional and provided a helpful service with care and respect.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, kindness and compassion shown throughout. At a time when you are in shock and very upset, it was wonderful to receive such support. Cliff was a real tower of strength. He gave us superb service, and was so kind and understanding. He made everything seamless He reassured us that he would take care of everything - and he did. He was supportive, helpful and very patient. He dealt with everything superbly, and ensured that all our dear friend's wishes were fulfilled. Nothing phased him, and he sorted everything out perfectly. He gave us brilliant customer service, and dealt with everything expediently and professionally - a tough thing to do at a time when his customers are bereaved and so upset. He liaised with the church and crematorium for us. He has a lovely nature, a great manner, and an ability to make everyone feel special. Cliff treats people with respect and dignity, and makes time for them. We cannot thank him enough, and recommend your company wholeheartedly.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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