When you have just been bereaved you need to be able to choose the best option for you when it comes to planning for the funeral.

This may be a simple direct service or something more elaborate.

There is no such thing as a standard funeral, each one is unique. We want you to choose a funeral service that is right for you.

If you are unsure of your options or have any questions, please call us on 01491 825222.

We are here to help and support you.


All funeral directors are legally required to publish a Standardised Price List for a standardised set of products and services to help you think through your options and make choices and let you compare funeral directors.


A simpler Low- cost option funeral can be provided on request.

To help families, we do offer a straightforward nonattendance cremation option and a direct fixed price cremation with no minister or extra’s.

To enable us to do this all monies have to be paid in advance.


We also offer Traditional Bespoke Funerals.

With the help of our staff you will be guided through all the arrangements. We are here to help and support you.

No question or request is too silly or embarrassing.

You will have full control of the day and time of the funeral (subject to availability) and you decide what is best for you.


In all aspects of the funeral arrangements our staff will point out the procedures and legal requirements.

Whilst arranging the funeral, we will advise on costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate which will be given to the person responsible for the arrangements before the day of the funeral.

Our account itself is divided into three separate parts, our charges, the disbursements and the coffin or casket.
Our charges include professional fees and overhead costs, which include the provision of a 24 hour a day call rota, our professional services in making the funeral arrangements and arranging documentation and necessary personal attendance’s, the conveyance of the deceased to our Private Chapel of Rest.


Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family. These include Doctors fees, Crematoria/Cemetery fees, Parochial fees, Newspaper Announcements and Printing.
Our written estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. However, as we have no direct control over these charges, they could be slight variations from the estimate.
Coffin or casket charges are for the coffin/casket you choose including the gown and lining etc. The account can be paid for by cash, cheque or credit card.


Howard Chadwick Funeral Service was originally founded in 1991 by Howard Chadwick, his wife Sandra and nephew Alistair Cox


33 Benson Lane
Oxfordshire, OX10 8ED
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Tel: 01491 825222
Fax: 01491 839615