S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors, Witney

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Witney Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 10 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Witney funeral home

At S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in Witney, Oxford, our priority is to give you an outstanding standard of funeral care. You can find our funeral home on the corner of the High Street and Gloucester Place, opposite the Witan Way junction.

We understand this is a difficult time, which is why we will take some of the pressure off and be there for you every step of the way.

By listening to all your wishes, we can tailor the day to be unique to you and your family. The funeral will be organised in a way which reflects how your loved one lived their life, allowing you to say goodbye in a dignified manner.

We have over 30 years of experience, arranging funerals of all types. From religious, to non-religious, to contemporary ceremonies, such as green burials or bright celebrations of life, we are well equipped to cater for all your needs.

We offer high quality funeral services to the whole of Oxfordshire from our funeral home here in Witney and our other S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors in
Kidlington,
Rose Hill,
Cowley,
Headington,
Abingdon and
Botley.

You can call us at any time, all you have to do is pick up the phone. Our team are here 24 hours a day to advise, support and answer any questions you have.

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

81 High Street
Witney OX28 6HY
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the corner of Gloucester Place and the High Street.

You can park for free at Waitrose on Witan Way for two hours, or there is a pay & display car park on Marriot Walk. We can reserve one space.

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 01993 702675

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 10 reviews
Rating 5.0
excellent
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service,couldn't ask for anymore. From the day my brother passed away and when I collected his ashes, the service was top class, caring, considerate, helpful, kind. If I had to recommend a funeral directors they would be top if my list.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. 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
In response to your request for feedback about the service that S & R Childs inc. Fisher & Townsend Funeral Directors in Witney provided, it was excellent from the outset. All matters were dealt with in a highly professional yet gentle and empathic manner. No request was too much and all the arrangements for my mother's funeral were talked through in a very supportive and caring environment. Whilst the day of her funeral was tinged with great sadness, the level of care, attention to detail and support we were afforded by all members of the team ensured that it was a very special and memorable one. My special thanks, goes to Kaisa. She was so helpful and easy to work with. Her advice and support was, and always will be, be much appreciated. I would have not hesitation in recommending the branch to anyone. Thank you, Libby McCune
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 and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Simon was extremely helpful & very patient, particularly as we went back and forth with various options for the date to ensure that all family members were able to attend. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. An excellent service. Thank you.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
The staff in the Witney branch were superb in dealing with our requirements and endeavoured to achieve over and above that which was expected of them. Living overseas, dealing with the funeral arrangements via telephone and email was made simple by the efficient and timely communications of the staff involved. Thank you.
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 and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and attention to detail
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Helpful. Respectful. Sensitive. Responsive.
Thank you
Helen Bools
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
On the whole the services for both my Father and Mother have been top class. You get a very professional service from staff at all levels, from pre funeral meeting, contacting staff at Witney and the staff at the funeral itself. All were excellent from start to finish. We had a minor issue about the flowers after the funeral, but it was very quickly sorted out to our satisfaction. I should also add a big thank you to the Celebrant Sarah, who led the service for use on both occasions and was top class as well.
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 all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Simon guided us through a very difficult and sensitive time with great caring and attention to detail. I cannot speak highly enough of his services, we could not have had better care anywhere.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
Rating 5.0
At a very sad time we were treated with kindness, friendly faces and professionalism. We were helped through all the necessary arrangements needed with efficiency and compassion and felt reassured that our Mothers funeral would go as planned. We were not disappointed on the day as Simon quietly and efficiently ensured that the day went smoothly, following our plans and giving our Mother the send off we had wished for. Indeed all staff were excellent and professional and I certainly recommend this firm.
Response from S. & R. Childs Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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