Independently owned, family run funeral directors

Oxford & Bicester

D.L. Hancock Funeral Services Ltd is a funeral directors based in Oxford and Bicester. It is independently owned and family run.

The proprietor, Mr Darren Hancock, is proud to have established Oxford and Bicester’s oldest independent family owned funeral directors who are not a part of any co-operative or dignity group.

We are dedicated to carrying out a personalized service to meet the individual wishes of each family. Every detail is considered in planning the funeral for your loved one, so that we can celebrate the life of, and make the day a special day of remembrance.

Darren Hancock is the Funeral Director, assisted by Mr Simon Williams (Assistant Manager/Funeral Director), Mr Steve Burgess, (Funeral Director) Mrs Helen Connor, Mrs Sue Oldham and Mr Daniel Riley, who are all experienced caring staff, providing a dedicated and professional service to our clients. Each member of our staff has been highly trained to deal with clients in an understanding and empathetic nature in times of great distress.

We take pride in our funeral homes, in Bicester the site was originally a home and still very much retains that feel and in doing so offers comfortable surroundings in which to discuss arrangements. Our Oxford Funeral home is situated in the middle of Headington in Oxford on the London Road and offers the same tranquil peaceful ambiance throughout. Alternatively, we are happy to visit you in the privacy of your own home, at any time.

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Just to say a big thank you to you all for the kindness and help and understanding you gave to myself and family at this sad time in our lives.

Thank you Sue, Helen, Kim you were all so kind.

Pat McKinnon (2022)

To Helen & Team,

Thank you ever so much for the way you folks handled my wife’s funeral. You were efficient, thorough, professional and above all sympathetic. Just what we needed!

Thank you for getting us through this easily…

Ed Hamill (2022)

Thank you for all your help with my Husband’s funeral arrangements.

Marianne Harris (2022)

Dear Helen, Sue, Darren & all the team at Hancock’s,

We would like to thank you all for organising Glenn’s service, everything went to plan and thankyou for taking such good care of Glenn.

April & Corrina (2022)

Dear Helen & Kim.

Just a short note to thank you all for your help, advice and guidance with arranging our Dad’d funeral.

We received many lovely comments regarding the dervice on Friday, thank you Kim. To be honest we were quite nervous how people would feel and what they would expect but it was perfect for Dad and for us.

The flowers were beautiful and my brother Gary took the spray home with him and placed it on the cliff overlooking the sea with a beautiful early morning sunrise.

Teresa, Gary & Family (2022)

To all at D L Hancock.

Thank you very much for making everything go smoothly at our mother Alice Lang’s funeral.

David Lang (2022)

Dear Hancock’s,

I write on behalf of myself and my brother, Francis Plater, to thank you for your professional and expert handling of our mother’s funeral.

Everything you did for us was very much appreciated and the small touches you made enabkled a perfect send off.

Andrew Plater (2022)

To everyone at Hancock’s.

You have been so kind and patient!

Maureen Decieco (2022)

To all at Hancock’s.

Thank you so much for the empathy shown and high level of customer service recieved during a very difficult period for us the family.

Helen Winwood (2022)

Dear Darren, Helen, Sue & “family”.

Thank you all so much for taking care of Chris’s funeral arrangements and looking after him whilst in your care.

Also a special “Thank You” from me Darren for being at the funeral and looking after me. You always have that personal touch which means so much.

Thanking you all again.

Verena & Family (2022)

To the entire team at D L Hancock with special mention to Simon.

Many thanks for the professional and smooth running of Joan McColl’s funeral service on the 10th February 2022. it was a beautiful service conducted with empathy which made the difficult day a little easier to bear.

The McColl Family (2022)

Dear Helen, Sue, Kim & Steve.

On behalf of all our family I would like to thank you for your kindness, your empathy and your professionalism whilst dealing with my Mum’s funeral.

the service was exactly as we wanted and Dad was very pleased with Mum’s send off.

Thank you to all the team as well as they are always on hand behind the scene!

With much gratitude, on behalf of all the “HINKS” family.

Jackie Page (2022)


I just wanted to say thank you for making sure that June’s funeral ran smoothly, allowing us to give June a very fitting send off, which the family and friends all commented on.

Andrew Barker (2022)

Dear Helen and everyone at D L Hancock.

Thank you all very much for organizing our Mother’s funeral. It was an extremely dignified occasion and meticulously organized, you all made a difficult time much easier to bear.

Karen & Sandra (2022)

Dear Helen, Sue and Everyone.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the way you looked after Mum (Betty)

Everyone was so helpful and kind to us all.

The Fraemohs Family (2022)

Can’t thank you enough Darren for taking Mum’s service, she would have loved it.

Dad was over the moon thank you.

Thanks to Kim for a lovely service, also to Sue and Helen for there kindness and help and last of all to Simon and your wonderful staff for their care and compassion.

Jean & Mike Turner (2022)

Dear Helen & Staff

Thank you so much for everything you have done to make Mum’s funeral run smoothly. You have all been lovely, kind and tentative towards us and nothing was too much trouble.

Thank you for everything.

Sue, Mike, Roy & John.

Family of Joan Newstead (2022)

Dear Darren & all the team.

We wanted to write and express our thank’s for everything the whole team did working towards mum’s funeral.

It really helped that you had retained and remembered details of Dad’s funeral. Your professsionalism throughout made everything much more manageable for us all.

Helen and the admin team were great, Darren, Steve and everyone on the day put us at ease and of course Kim was outstanding on the day.

We thank you all.

(Pauline Sargent’s Daughters)

Lesley, Angela & Janet (2022)

Dear Helen,

We had a prayerful, uplifting and joyful ceremony for Mum yesterday.

Please pass on our thanks to Simon and all the Hancock’s staff for the part they played. You have been so helpful.

Knowing everything was in place I had no worries on the day and could concentrate on participating in our farewell to Mum.

Best wishes.

Catherine Warren (2022)

To All at Hancocks,

Thank you for the exceptional service provided by all at such a difficult time, you did us all very proud and our Mum would certainly have approved.

Everything was beautiful and perfectly organised.

Truly grateful

The Pantanella Family.

Teresa Pantanella (2022)

Thank you everyone for your care and support in making John’s funeral run so smoothly.

Graham, Keith and Imogen join myself and the family in grateful thanks.

Hazel Lovelace

Hazel Lovelace (2023)

To all at D L Hancock,

A big thank you for making Kathleen’s funeral so beautiful.

Thanks to Helen for making all the arrangements, Kim for speaking so beautifully. Darren and the pallbearers for their dignity.

Thanks again from our family.

Chard Family (2023)

To all at D L Hancock,

We would like to thank you for the kindness and compassion shown to us when dealing with the unexpected death of Kevin.

We really appreciate the patience and assurance that ensured we could say goodbye in a way that felt appropriate for who he was.

The little personal touches and guidance really did make the difference. Special thanks to Daniel, who we spent the majority of the organisation with and who answered our questions and requests with great care and efficiency.

Adrian, Tracey and Katrina.

Lavis Family (2023)

Contact Us


126 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9ED

Tel: 01865 767780 (24 Hour Service)



Chapel House, 13 North Street, Bicester, Oxon. OX26 6NA

Tel: 01869 244200 (24 Hour Service)