What is included?

What is included?

  • Collection from within Oxfordshire or anywhere in mainland Great Britain
  • A simple, traditional coffin
  • Removal of a pacemaker if required
  • Crematorium fees
  • An unattended cremation at our partner crematorium
  • We let you know the date and time of the cremation so you can be thinking about it
  • Ashes scattered at the crematorium garden of remembrance or we can return them to family by hand for a small fee
  • We donate to plant a tree in memory of your loved one
  • Contact
  • Collection
  • Cremation
  • Ashes
Direct cremation in Oxfordshire

Arranging a direct cremation for a loved one in Oxfordshire

Our friendly in-house team will be there for you throughout the entire process, from your initial call to the personal delivery of the ashes. Don't hesitate to contact us, we cover Oxfordshire as well as all of mainland Great Britain.

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Plant a tree Oxfordshire

A tree planted in memory

Celebration of Life™ donate to plant a tree with the National Trust 'Plant a Tree Fund' for every service we do. A certificate is provided in memory of your loved one.

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How much is a direct cremation in Oxfordshire?

Our direct cremation service starts from £895

There may be a couple of extra costs you may need:

£100 ashes returned by hand in a beautiful biodegradable urn

£82 if a doctor has completed the cause of death paperwork

£295 if we need to do an urgent collection from a private residence

Direct Cremation Services in Oxfordshire

Call our friendly team for an accurate price on

0800 150 3555

 

To arrange a cremation for someone who has passed away

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General enquiries - opening hours:

8am - 6pm, 7 days a week

 

 Are you planning ahead for the future?

 

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Oxfordshire

Scattering ashes in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, nestled in the heart of England, stands as an ideal location for scattering ashes, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. The county's picturesque landscapes, characterised by rolling hills, serene meandering rivers, and charming villages, provide a tranquil and reflective setting for a heartfelt farewell. Oxfordshire's historic significance, highlighted by the world-renowned University of Oxford and its stunning architecture, adds a touch of timeless elegance to the region.

4 places to scatter ashes locally
Venues Oxfordshire

Destinations to celebrate your loved one's life in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire's picturesque countryside, provides a unique connection to nature, history, and culture, making them fitting and heartfelt settings to honour the memory of a loved one in a meaningful and respectful way. Shotover Country Park, known for its expansive woodlands, provides a peaceful and natural setting, while Sinodun Hills offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Port Meadow, along the banks of the River Thames, captures the timeless beauty of Oxfordshire's landscapes, and Wytham Woods, with its ancient woodland charm, adds a touch of serenity.

Covering Oxfordshire and the rest of Great Britain

Oxfordshire, a county in South East England, is home to a population of more than half a million residents. Its notable towns and cities include Oxford, Witney, Henley-on-Thames, Didcot, Banbury, Abingdon and Bicester. 

The death must be registered at the local register office to where the death occurred. There are 7 register offices locally.

  • Abingdon Register Office Roysse Court, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HU
  • Banbury Register Office Bodicote House, Banbury, OX15 4AA
  • Bicester Register Office Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JU
  • Didcot Register Office 197 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RU
  • Henley Register Office 68 Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2JN
  • Oxford Register Office 1 Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NS
  • Witney Register Office Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, OX28 1NB

Areas we cover in Oxfordshire

We can arrange fuss-free direct cremations across the whole of Gloucestershire, covering areas such as Didcot, Wantage, Burford, Clanfield, Wallingford, Chipping Norton and Carterton. 

Regardless of where your loved one is located, we will take care of everything from collecting them to arranging the cremation, and personally delivering their ashes to you at any location in Oxfordshire

We frequently attend the general hospitals in the area, including the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Horton General Hospital in Banbury, Churchill Hospital in Oxford, and are familiar with the local staff to ensure that the collection takes place without delay.

Frequently asked questions about our Oxfordshire direct cremation

What is the difference between a direct cremation and a standard funeral in Oxfordshire?

Unlike a standard funeral, a direct cremation in Oxfordshire means there is no hearse, pallbearers or service held with mourners at the crematorium. This gives family the time to plan something unique and personal in their own time, with or without the ashes.

Can I attend the service with a direct cremation in Oxfordshire?

A direct cremation is unattended, so there is no service at the crematorium. However, we do let the family know the date and time of the cremation so they can do something special at home.

How much is a direct cremation in Oxfordshire?

Our direct cremation service in Oxfordshire which includes collection, care at our mortuary and the cremation costs is £895. Extras include; £100 for the return of ashes, £82 for a doctor's fee (which is always needed if there has not been a post-mortem) and £295 for an urgent collection (which is needed if someone dies at home).

Can I pay in advance for a direct cremation in Oxfordshire?

Yes, we offer a fully inclusive prepaid direct cremation plan. Once you have paid for a plan, the cost is fixed and guaranteed no matter how far in the future you need us. Visit our Pre-Paid Plan Page to find out more.

Will the cremation take place in Oxfordshire?

Although we cover all of Oxfordshire, we are a national direct cremation provider which means that the cremation may not take place at your local crematorium. We have facilities around the country and as a direct cremation is unattended, the location is chosen by Celebration of Life and we then let you know the date and time so you can do something special at home.

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0800 150 3555