Funeral Services in Abingdon & Wantage

Our funeral services are available through our Abingdon and Wantage offices, each offering the same high standard of care and commitment with compassion. Our teams are dedicated to helping families and loved ones navigate this difficult time with tact and experience.

Funeral Directors in Abingdon

The original office is Abingdon’s longest established family-run funeral directors.

The Carter family are true Abingdonians, stretching back 4 generations we know of. We have close links with all our local churches, cemeteries and reception venues, allowing our local knowledge to assist in ensuring all arrangements fit perfectly to our clients’ requirements.

Our office, based at 107 South Avenue, is our administrative home, with the practical side of the business taken care of at the Chapel of Rest in Abingdon’s Old Cemetery off Spring Road.

“It is our family’s privilege to help so many other families arrange a personal and fitting tribute to their loved ones.”

Paul Carter

Funeral Directors in Wantage

The more recently opened Wantage office is pleased to extend the same level of professionalism and compassionate support as our colleagues in Abingdon.

Located in Newbury Street, the funeral directors in Wantage include Phil Riding, who joined the family business in 2013. Previously Phil was well known in the local area as the manager of the Topsport shop. Phil has taken to his new profession with ease and enthusiasm. His people-focused personality is clear to see and fits perfectly in with our family’s style and outreach.

Phil is supported by our Wantage Office Manager, April Thomson. April was previously assistant manager at South Oxfordshire Crematorium, but impressed Paul with her professionalism and friendly approach, resulting in her recruitment and seamless integration into the business. April is also Edward Carter’s memorial expert, running this very important branch of the business.

“In many ways opening our Wantage office is a homecoming for our family, as my great grandparents, owned and ran Lloyds bakery on the square for many years, so our family have always maintained its connection to the Wantage area.”

Nigel Carter

Our Chapel of Rest

Our dedicated private Chapel of Rest in Abingdon’s Old Cemetery near Spring Road provides a peaceful and dignified environment for your loved ones.

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Our private Chapel of Rest in Abingdon.

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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