Say a fitting farewell in Oxford

Arrange a local direct cremation from £895, with the help of our award-winning team. So you can say goodbye at a time and place that feel right.

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The service was excellent and you would not get better by going to a high street funeral director and paying 2 or 3 times as much. We couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our brother.
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Terry, funeral customer

Do it your way

Create the send-off you want, when you’re ready. With more time to grieve, plan, and get everyone together.

It’s simpler

Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral. Things like a hearse, an organist, or arranging parking.

It’s cheaper

We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral, saving you thousands.

An Oxford Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

An Oxford Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Losing a loved one is hard. To make things a little easier, we'll pair you up with someone in our team.

With experience across St Clement's, St Mary's, Carfax, Holywell, Churchill and beyond, they’ll listen to what you want and need, answer your questions and guide you through everything.

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Direct cremation.
It’s a funeral done your way.

Direct cremation is simply a cremation without a funeral service. It’s fast becoming the choice of families who want to choose how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.

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We arrange the cremation

Wherever you are in England and Wales, we’ll bring your loved one to our chapel of rest. Then complete all the paperwork and arrange the cremation.

On the day

We’ll transport them to a local crematorium and carry out a cremation you don’t attend. We’re always available if you need a chat.

We hand-deliver the ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in your choice of urn, or scatter them for you. We can also give ideas and advice on arranging a fitting send-off.

We met up with family and said goodbye together in our way. The way mum wanted. Fantastic value, fantastic staff, fantastic company that’s with you every step of the way.

Jenny, who arranged a funeral with farewill

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Planning your own reception or memorial

Instead of a funeral service, a memorial can give you the chance to come together with friends and family and celebrate your loved one’s life. If this is something you’re considering, these ideas from our team could help you get started.

Memorial ideas in Oxford

Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial bench at Little Wittenham Wood, plant a tree at the Earth Trust Farm, or have a home memorialization made by South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park to honour your loved one.

Unique wake venues in Oxford

Go boat punting from Magdalen Bridge Boathouse, enjoy a picnic at Christ Church Meadow, or pay a visit to Oxford Botanic Garden to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Where to scatter ashes in Oxford

Enjoy a peaceful walk in the North Wessex Downs or the Chiltern Hills, or explore the Cotswolds countryside to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.

Find Your Funeral Directors in Oxford

Oxford is a city in central southern England and is famous for its prestigious university that was established in the 12th century. The poet Matthew Arnold once called Oxford the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ after the architecture of the 38 colleges in the city’s medieval centre. Magdalen College and University College are just off Oxford’s high street, and the famous Botanic Garden is on the River Cherwell. 

There are four cemeteries in Oxford. These are Botley Cemetery, Headington Cemetery, Rose Hill Cemetery, and Wolvercote Cemetery. The crematoria in Oxford include South Oxfordshire Crematorium & Memorial Park, North Oxfordshire Crematorium & Memorial Park, and Banbury Crematorium.

Christ Church Meadow is a popular place for locals to gather in summer. The grass is a beautiful green and there are plenty of shaded seats for you to escape from the sun. Ducks, geese, swans and squirrels also enjoy the idyllic park that is set against Christ Church College. 

Oxford is also home to the famous Botanical Gardens. Founded in 1621, it is the oldest botanical garden in Britain. Brimming with beautiful plants from around the world, it is a place of tranquillity in the busy city centre. Entry is free for university students and staff, but members of the public can buy an annual pass to visit the gardens. 

There are many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Oxford.

How Much Funerals and Cremations Cost in Oxford

The average cost of a funeral in Oxford is roughly £5,025. Cremation with a service is cheaper, costing on average £4,600, and burial will set you back around £5,200. These prices are higher than the average cost of a funeral in the UK.

It’s worth noting that the price of a funeral can vary depending on the type of funeral you choose to arrange. You could expect to pay a lot less with a direct cremation.

There are several services available from funeral directors in Oxford including burials, natural burials, and cremation. We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in Oxford.

Areas We Cover in Oxford

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Oxford, including, Carfax, Churchill, Holywell, St Clement’s and St Mary’s.

We’ll bring your loved one into our care, no matter the distance, arrange the cremation and hand-deliver their ashes back to you anywhere in Oxford.

Our local experts can also help you find somewhere to hold a memorial service in Oxford.

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Create a meaningful funeral today

We’ve helped thousands of families deal with life’s toughest moments, and we’re here to support you whenever you need.

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