H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors, Wantage

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Wantage Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 27 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Wantage funeral home

H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors in Wantage. We see it is our duty and privilege to support families in our Oxfordshire community, helping people through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We understand that life with those you love is deeply personal, and your loved one's funeral should be no different. Our caring team of professionals will honour any final wishes, tailoring any details to be just as you want them to be. From a traditional religious service, to a colourful woodland burial, we can arrange anything that you think its fitting for your loved one's farewell.

We will take the time to get to know you, treating you as if you were one of our own family. No matter what time of the day, please call us and we will be here to help you.

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 £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 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 £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 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

4 Church Street
Wantage OX12 8BL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are facing Headmasters hairdressers, adjacent to the side of Wantage Methodist Church.

There is car parking available at Beacon, Portway.

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 01235 772205

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

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 27 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service given by Suzannne to us was excellent. We had support from start to finish and afterwards. She helped us organise everything to perfection.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Suzanne from Knapps and sons was extremely professional.
Considering it was a very stressful and sad occasion our family had to arrange for our mum .suzanne was absolutely fantastic kind and caring we could not of asked for anything more
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
My father recently passed away and we choose H.J. Knapp after reading some wonderful reviews. Suzanne guided us through the whole process with compassion and patience. She was incredibly friendly and approachable but utterly professional. You just knew everything would be just right. And it was. H.J. Knapp have a simple funeral plan for those on a tight budget and we choose this. Suzanne is very respectful of this. The run up and the day was utterly seamless. I would highly recommend H.J. Knapp to take care of your loved one and to make this tough time a lot simpler. Thank you.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. We are grateful of receiving your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
In a difficult time H J Knapp staff were excellent in support, understanding and efficiency. We were stretched for time as my sons wedding was just two days before the funeral. But everything went like clockwork, what was promised was delivered. Well done to all, there's no better people to look after you and your loved ones.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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.
Rating 4.0
I was very pleased with the friendly help and advice my son and I received while making the funeral arrangements and also the kindness given at this very difficult time. My son and I were pleased with the service we received at the chapel of rest and the time we were able to spend with my father and the actual help we received on the day of the funeral. All the staff were very kind and thoughtful.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Everything from the initial phone call was handled by Suzanne in the most respectful way. We made many requests for our daughters funeral which Suzanne made sure happened including everyone wearing pink ties. Our daughter was looked after while in Knapps care. Music was played,a night light was left on and our visits were made easier by the thoughtfulness of Suzanne.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Thorough, discreet, professional.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The whole process of arranging the funeral for my mother, while I was stuck in Scotland due to covid, was made done sympathetically and efficiently. I cannot praise Suzanne highly enough.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that Suzanne and the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
The whole family were delighted with the entire service given to us. Communication was especially good.
I would highly recommend.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons 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
Suzanne was outstanding when we dealt with this company. Knowledge, professional and extremely compassionate. Made a difficult time easier and always willing to help.
Highly recommended
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
After our first meeting we felt reassured that everything we wanted would be taken care of and were grateful for recommendations. From then, we were kept informed of proceedings and making contact was easy. The day itself went exactly to plan which we were grateful for
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 4.0
The arrangements were entirely satisfactory in that they were dignified and efficient. I also appreciated how quickly and easily the planning and liaison with me was carried out by Knapps
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by H J Knapp and sons, was superb from the first phone call to the follow up call after the funeral. They were so helpful and respectful throughout the organisation and preparations and nothing was too much trouble for them. Everything ran smoothly and like clockwork on the day of the funeral, making a very difficult time for the family, somewhat easier.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for H J Knapp & Sons. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
The funeral was well arranged to the remit we gave and the staff were duly diligent with the arrangement on the day itself
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish the Knapps team were there for us whenever we needed them by phone, on email or in person. The arrangements all went very smoothly and on the day of the funeral they were professional, courteous and unobtrusive - all our requests were taken care of. Thank you.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons 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 all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
H J Knapp and Sons managed me through the process with care, attention and understanding. I saw only respect for my late mother from the team and appreciate how they managed the process flawlessly and without issue. Thank you for making a difficult time that little bit easier.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very friendly, considerate and overall professional
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons 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 you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 4.0
Suzanne was at all times attentive, understanding and efficient. I am sure she is a very valued member of your staff. There was a bit of a mix up at the graveside but probably not much which could have been done to avoid it. It was simply that there was not enough space for the normal ceremony at the graveside.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* rating and comments. We are very happy to hear that you were satisfied with the services provided by our staff and we appreciate your comments regarding the council owned, Chain Hill Cemetery. Thank you for once again for your 4* rating and comments.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by HJ Knapp was excellent. From the first conversation with Suzanne through to her call to me the day after the funeral, everything was dealt with courteously, sensitively and with dignity. There were several nice unexpected little touches in what they did that just helps get through a difficult time. The funeral service and burial itself was faultless, afterwards all the family agreed that it had been just perfect. Thank you so much.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service ,completely professional.
Response from H. J. Knapp & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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