Why choose us?

A personal, sympathetic service


R & H Barker

Independent Funeral Directors


With over three decades of experience as professional funeral directors in Oxfordshire, we provide a personal, sympathetic service. Our sole purpose is to help, guide and advise you on all aspects of funeral arrangements and relieve any anxieties you may have.

Our Promise to you

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate service, to reassure you throughout a difficult time.

We will help you arrange and plan a funeral that truly reflects the life of your loved one.

We will be there when you need us, even if it’s the middle of the night, because we care about you and your family.

We will give you as much time as you need, and get to know you personally; we won’t ever rush you, as this process takes time and careful consideration.

We will visit you in your own home if you prefer – wherever you are most comfortable.

We take care of everything, from service sheets to headstones and can help you with flowers and catering too.

Based in our Oxfordshire funeral homes in Didcot and Wantage

We also specialise in long-distance funerals, covering the whole of the UK and beyond.

If the deceased person is larger than average, we have specialised carriage and lifting equipment, and we can provide larger coffins.

We don’t require a deposit, and can discuss ways to make the funeral of your loved one affordable, including, if appropriate, an application to the Department of Work and Pensions for help towards the cost.

We cater for all denominations and religions, as well as non-religious funerals, and can offer plenty of ideas to help you say farewell in a unique way.

We will help you decide on the tribute you’d like to make for your loved one, and help you create a celebration of their life.

What we promise, we fulfil

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