S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, Headington

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Rating 4.9
based on 17 reviews

About our Headington funeral home

We are S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in Headington. We are here to arrange a personal and unique farewell for your loved one that will celebrate their life in a way that is special to you and your family.

We cater for all kinds of funerals; no matter what faith or culture, we will always be able to help you. If you think an alternative style of funeral is most fitting, then you can put your trust in our dedicated team to make arrangements, for example, with a woodland or green burial. It is a privilege to serve our cherished community with expertise and uncompromising compassion, because we want nothing more than to help local families when they need it most.

We are Dignity funeral directors, which means you can expect impeccable standards for our funeral services, care and facilities.

We are here for you, no matter what. Please give us a call at any hour, day or night.

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

We understand how special life is with those that you love. 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.
  • Full Service Funeral in Headington, from £3,545

    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.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01865 427272
  • Simple Funeral Service in Headington, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01865 427272

Where 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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01865 427272 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 17 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
The service we received was courteous, kind and efficient. Staff were flexible and sensitive in their dealings with us at a very difficult time.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 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.
Rating 5.0
My family would like to thank SR Child’s of Headington for their very professional manner from the first contact, when our mum past away, right through to collecting her ashes. We would highly recommended their services.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Great and very quick service. No hassle at all. Very well organised and perfect time sense. Thanks a lot Cliff.
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 were so well looked after by our team at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Every thing was done with tact and care hitting just the right balance, not too gloomy with gentle humour added at the right moment. Cliff was fantastic, making sure that everything ran smoothly and exactly as we had requested. It meant that I was able to concentrate on saying farewell to my father in just the right way. The service they provided could not have been better.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance at this difficult time, and that the arrangements for your father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found the director to be very helpful and curteous
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very efficient and dealt with our request sympathetically regarding our Father.

The on,y disappointment was with the floral tribute which we wanted to take to the local Church in Ambrosden but as the flowers has begun to wilt and the littlest turned brown in two days, this was not able to be carried out.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad the branch were able to provide you with the support needed at this difficult time. We always aim to provide the highest level of care to our families and your comments will be taken on board.
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