Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements cover all the details of a funeral, whether you require a burial or cremation. This includes coffin choices, transport, flowers, memorials, headstones and details of the service.


We provide a hearse for the dignified final journey of your loved one.

Some families choose to include a horse-drawn hearse, which we can organise as part of your funeral arrangements.

Modern hearse and traditional horse-drawn hearse.


A difficult part of arranging a funeral is choosing a casket. Rest assured that we never pressurise anyone towards any particular choice – it has to feel right for you. As a guide, the choice for many families is a traditional oak veneered coffin, and we are also able to supply solid oak and American style caskets.

Alternative coffins

More and more people are now choosing alternative options such as the hand-crafted willow coffin and other natural alternatives such as bamboo and banana leaf. We are able to advise you on these options.


All memorials are individual and made to your specific requirements. Memorials can include headstones, stone tablets or plaques, and are available in a wide range of styles. We can work with you to choose the style and wording of this lasting memorial to your loved one.

Stone memorials are handcrafted to the best possible standard using only the finest quality stone. Other services available include the restoration, cleaning and additional inscriptions to existing memorials.

Bespoke memorials from Edward Carter.
Funeral arrangements - flowers and floral arrangements.


Floral tributes are very important part of many funerals. At Edward Carter Funeral Directors we believe in letting the experts do what they do best. In this regard we strongly recommend a local family florist with over 100 years of experience.

Richard & Judy Mathews run their florist and garden centre from 7 Harwell Road in Sutton Courtenay and offer an excellent range of tributes at reasonable prices.

Alternatively if you have your own favourite florist, we can work with them. We will liaise directly with your florist to ensure all the tributes are delivered securely to us at the appropriate time.


We can help write an appropriate obituary and deal with your choice of publication.

We are here to take some of the stress away from such a difficult time. We will arrange and manage every aspect of the funeral, as much as you need us.


Music can give the funeral a very personal feel. Whether if be a choice of hymns, or the music to enter and exit the venue or church, we will deal with every aspect of your music selections, including the provision of an organist.


We can help to point you in the direction of caterers who will provide their services at a reception, whether at home or in a hired venue.

Alternatively there are many clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels that are set up to hold these occasions and we will be able to provide you recommendations once we understand what is appropriate.


Commitment with Compassion


We are committed to giving unrivalled, experienced support throughout the whole process and with all arrangements.

We really care about each and every family that we are privileged enough to help, and pride ourselves on offering a compassionate, supportive, human touch during this distressing time.

To find out more about our services, or for an informal chat about your personal requirements, please get in touch.

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107 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1QS

Telephone: 01235 528293


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15 Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BU

Telephone: 01235 770996


Paul Andrew Carter trading as Edward Carter Funeral Directors is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

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