Our Team

James Drury

James Drury

Company Director & Funeral Director

James joined the funeral industry in 2017, gaining much experience working with long-standing, family run independent funeral directors. He previously worked in the ambulance service for 15 years following other roles which have always been people focused.

Having a father in the forces, James lived in various places around the world as he grew up, including Hong Kong and Northern Ireland, before settling on the Isle of Wight.

He moved to Oxfordshire in 1997, but now lives in Moreton-in-Marsh.

James has a wide range of interests, including watching Formula 1, visiting and researching archeological and historical sites and reading crime thrillers. He also enjoys travelling around the UK and going on cruise holidays.

He has a number of varied professional and vocational qualifications which he has acquired during his previous roles, including a Diploma in the Principles of End of Life Care. He always works to a very high standard and maintains his continued professional development to enhance his experience and keep on top of all new best practices and guidance,having his Cert FP qualification in the funeral profession.

Having studied aeronautical engineering at university, James is also able to ‘turn his hand’ to solving most practical problems and is skilled at fixing computers and other electronic devices. He is also reasonably adept at numerous DIY tasks and is always willing to use these skills to help others. 

When time allows James likes to bake, and his shortbread, victoria sponge and lemon drizzle cake are always requested and consumed very quickly at our regular charity fund raising coffee mornings,!!

Diane Drury

Diane Drury

Company Director & Funeral Administrator

Diane's role includes meeting with families to discuss funeral arrangements, offering guidance, support and advice and overseeing the day to day running of the office.

Diane joined the funeral profession in 2015 after a 30 year career in banking. Originally from Staffordshire, moving to Northamptonshire in 1989, to Oxfordshire in 2008, and now loves living in Moreton-in-Marsh.

In her spare time she shares James' love of visiting castles and cathedrals and likes to be creative in craft making.



Office Assistant

Badger, otherwise known as our office assistant or "Dog's body", joined us at the end of August 2023, aged 12 weeks. His training is going well, though he does tend to have more lunch and rest breaks than the rest of us!

He is a cockapoo, and comes into the office every day with us, which he loves.

For those families who love dogs, he is really happy to come and say hello and give cuddles. For those who are not so keen, he can easily be kept away in our office/his play room.