Providing a considered and appropriate service
with a refreshingly normal approach.

A. L. Sole & Son

Job Opportunity


Funeral Director

A.L. Sole & Son are a small independent company in Chipping Norton and Moreton-in-Marsh. We are a team of highly professional people who value personality, discretion and empathy, combined with a balanced sense of humour. The role involves a flexible hands on approach to all aspects of this position, including out-of-hours duties. Full support, a secure position and a good salary are offered for the successful candidate.

In the first instance please apply in writing by sending your CV to: Samantha Sole, A.L. Sole & Son, Bidston Close, Over Norton, Oxon. OX7 5PP.  Or email to


About Us

We are an independent, family-run funeral directing company based in Over Norton, Oxfordshire. The Sole family have been supporting local families since 1948. Our team of Henry Oakes and James MacDowall-Scott both assist in arranging and conducting Funerals assisted by Jeremy Heath and Larrie Barlow who add to the smooth running of operations. Sarah Pretorius, our financial administrator, is also involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the business and is the cornerstone to our team.

It is our aim to provide the very highest standard of service and quality to the families we care for, 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year. We are available at any hour, to provide assistance, advice or removals to our Chapel of Rest. We are able to arrange funerals for all religions or religious denominations and non-religious ceremonies through Humanists UK or Civil Ceremonies.

We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and comply with their code of conduct, details of which can be found in our information section.

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Our Services

At A. L. Sole & Son we always aim to provide the very highest standard of service and quality to the families we care for. Our office is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, but we are available 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year to provide assistance, advice and removals to our Chapel of Rest. We can handle arrangements and bring your loved one into our care, from wherever they have passed away whether at home or abroad.

The funeral you choose does not necessarily need to be a religious ceremony - we can organise funerals for all religions or religious denominations and non-religious ceremonies through Humanists UK or Civil Ceremonies. You might ask a family member to lead the ceremony if you prefer. Whatever you choose we can help to find an appropriate officiant and we can supply any mode of transport you require, from horse and carriage to tractor. Many alternatives are possible.



Burial Services

Whether you choose a Church burial, a family plot or a woodland or natural burial ground, we will co-ordinate, book and arrange all the necessary paperwork, and manage the payment of fees for you. We are transparent about all fees incurred and you will find a guide on our ‘Prices’ page.

Cremation Services

We will co-ordinate all of the necessary medical paperwork required for cremation, help you to choose a crematorium and arrange additional services such as memorials, scattering or burial of ashes, and any memorial services required either at the crematorium or other location.

Registering A Death

We will advise and guide you through the process of obtaining death certificates, provide information on where and when you need to register the death and the paperwork and information you will need. We understand that this may not be something that you will be familiar with and we are here to help.

Distance Is No Object

We regularly conduct funerals all over the country so can act for you wherever the funeral is to take place. A death away from home can be additionally stressful, but we can arrange removal either to our chapel of rest or another location of your choice from anywhere in the UK or even organise repatriation from abroad.


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Our Team

Henry Oakes
Funeral Director
Jerry Heath
Assistant Funeral Director
Larrie Barlow
Assistant Funeral Director

Personal Approach

Every funeral is different because every person is different. You can rely on us to deliver whatever you want for your loved one in your time of need.

Further Information

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