Providing a considered and appropriate service
with a refreshingly normal approach.
A. L. Sole & Son
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Chris Sole sadly passed away on March 4th 2020, obviously anyone who knew Chris will have known how dedicated he was to serving the community, and his absolute passion for his job.
His staff are totally committed, and intend to carry on during this difficult time.
Unfortunately the gathering we had arranged to share memories of Chris on Sunday 29th March has been postponed until further notice.
We are an independent, family-run funeral directing company based in Over Norton, Oxfordshire. The Sole family have been supporting local families in this way since 1948. Today A.L. Sole & Son is run by Chris Sole, a fully qualified funeral director and embalmer with over 35 years of experience in the funeral profession. Chris has studied extensively both here in the UK and in the USA. Our key team of Jason Shailer, Jeremy Heath and Jackie Watts all assist in arranging and conducting funerals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every funeral is different because every person is different. You can rely on us to deliver whetever you want for your loved one in your time of need.
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