Front of crematorium

About The North Oxford Memorial Park & Crematorium

Memoria’s North Oxfordshire Crematorium & Memorial Park is located just off the main A4260 Bicester to Oxford Road, when approaching from the north, exit at  Sturdys Castle restaurant onto Banbury Road, if approaching from the south turn left at the B4027 junction heading towards Wootton, after approximately a quarter of a mile then turn right onto Banbury Road.

The memorial gardens and cemetery sections offer memorialisation made mainly from British stone and so will blend perfectly with the green meadows and scattered woodland adjacent to the site.

Memoria’s North Oxfordshire Crematorium & Memorial Park offers cremation & natural burial services. The natural burial section caters for families who wish for burial in a non-traditional manner, respecting the work of nature and without any visible memorial. This form of burial is proving to be in greater demand than ever before.

The chapel seats 130 people, it has the potential to stand and seat 280 by including the foyer space, and can accommodate services of over 400 people on the site by piping the service outside under the porte-cochere and through to the Churchill Pavilion. It may be used for cremation, burial or memorial services. Parking for 150 vehicles is also available with further overflow capacity.

Within the chapel there is a hearing loop to assist those with hearing difficulties; an Obitus music system, which downloads music from anywhere in the world via the internet; an organ to accompany those wishing to sing hymns; a public address system; two televisions for pre-recorded eulogies or silent photographic presentations during the service and web cam facilities for internet viewing for those unable to attend a service.

The subtle use of colour is intended to be sober and serene rather than depressing and morbid. Views from the huge picture window in the chapel are restful, rural and appropriate.

A funeral service may be a religious commitment to whichever faith. It may not be. Either way, for the bereaved family and friends it is a very sad and deeply personal experience. Therefore, it is essential that on the day they feel that they have the chapel to themselves and are not merely part of a tragic conveyor belt.

Service times are available at one-hour intervals and can be extended upon request to two-hours to incorporate a family gathering in our Churchill Pavilion (with or without refreshments). Additionally services can also be booked outside of normal hours and at weekends.

About the Arboretum, at North Oxfordshire Memorial Park

THE LOCAL CHOICE FOR NATURAL BURIALS

A truly beautiful and natural alternative to a traditional cemetery in Oxfordshire

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

The Arboretum at North Oxfordshire Memorial Park is an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. It is situated approximately one mile north of picturesque Woodstock, and three miles north-west of Kidlington, on the A4260 Banbury Road.

The Arboretum is not a conventional cemetery, but a growing, living space, offering a setting which is truly in harmony with nature, as a final resting place.
It provides a peaceful, wooded location, allowing family and friends to say goodbye in surroundings which their loved one would have truly appreciated.
Each grave has a tree planted close by, as a living memorial to the loved one who is buried there.

The Pavilion at the Memorial Park provides a warm and comfortable space, where the funeral gathering can take place. There is extensive on-site parking available, and light refreshments can be provided by arrangement.

Cremated remains can also be interred at the Arboretum, or in the nearby Garden of Remembrance.

Visitors are welcome by appointment for viewing and arrangement purposes. Once a grave has been purchased, visitors will have access 365 days per year via security access code.

Transport can be provided within the Memorial Park for the elderly, or for people with disabilities, ensuring quick and easy access to the entire Memorial Park.

To learn more, please contact Frank Meilack, Communities Director, on 07784 358188, email: FMeilack@memoria.org.uk