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

Allen & Son

About Us

We are an independent, family-run funeral directing company. Allen & Son has been established in Moreton-in-Marsh since 1928, with three generations of the Allen family having served the community. In 2014 A. L. Sole & Son funeral directors from Chipping Norton were invited by Peter Allen to take over the running of Allen & Son.

The business is run on a day to day basis by Diane and James Drury. Through their own experiences, Diane & James know that suffering a bereavement can be one of the most distressing and sad times in people’s lives. Even though a death may be expected, it can still come as a huge shock and bring great stress and worry. Please remember that you are not alone and they are here to support you throughout and beyond this difficult time.

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 and also non-religious ceremonies.


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Our Services

At Allen & 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, with evenings and weekends by appointment. However, 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 things 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

James Drury
Funeral Director
Diane Drury
Office Manager
Henry Oakes
Funeral Director

Personal Approach

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.

Further Information

Banbury Memorials

For a full range of bespoke, hand crafted monumental masonry. Banbury Memorials will deal direct with local authorities on your behalf. They also offer a renovation service.

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Golden Charter

Our partners in offering tailor made funeral plans. See our pre-planning section for more details.

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Registering a Death

What you need to do. Help, support and information on how to register a death. Who needs to do this and what infomation is required along with time scales involved.

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