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Helping people through difficult times for over 30 years


R & H Barker

Independent Funeral Directors


As family-owned, independent funeral directors based in Didcot and Wantage in Oxfordshire, R & H Barker has been helping people through difficult times for over 30 years.

“Before becoming a funeral director, I worked in a clothes shop. But after seeing my wife’s aunt being treated in a very disrespectful way by an undertaker, I was horrified and decided that I could, and would, do better.

So, in 1981, I established my own funeral director service in Didcot, to give people a caring, dignified service, which reflects my personal values of compassion, respect and sympathy.

I now work with my assistant, Sally, and my son, Adrian, and together we strive to give the personal touch, and help our customers celebrate their loved one’s life.”


"We take time to get to know you and listen to your memories – these give us an insight into the life of your loved one, that helps us give you the most personal day possible."

R & H Barker

Experienced & dedicated staff


Over the past three and a half decades, we have helped countless families to come to terms with the loss of loved ones, and are proud of the feedback we receive.

We’re here for you, when you need us most, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What we promise, we fulfil

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