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 Katherine Riley 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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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)

Dear Daniel,

I am beginning to process the terribly upsetting trip we had to the UK in December/ January.

I just wanted to write and thank you and your colleagues for your wonderful service that ensured Mum had the most perfect final journey. I was so appreciative of the way you advocated for me, fully understanding my need to get back to family in Australia and your efficiency to ensure that the process could be completed as easily as possible. I also wanted to thank you for your patience and your knowledge as I navigated the decisions required of me. I also greatly appreciated the way you rang me to check everything was going to plan and to clarify everything. It really did feel like you were part of my family in the way you supported me. On the day of Mum’s funeral your team were so incredibly kind, patient and respectful. I really couldn’t have asked for more. I don’t imagine our  paths will cross again but I will never forget the way you cared for both my parents and I will hold an everlasting gratefulness to you.  I sign off wishing you the very best and thanking you once again for everything.

Warmest wishes


Harrison Family (2024)

Dear Helen

I’m writing to tell you how deeply I appreciate your work on my families behalf.

You cared for every single aspect of my father’s funeral, and held my hand with every decision, small and large, with equal care.

Honestly, I am in awe of what you do! One happy conversation in the pub afterwards was around ‘what would life be like if every ‘work’ client were treated with respect, patience, and care, as Hancock’s showed us?”

The Service booklets were beautiful, and I will treasure mine. Credit to Colin for managing a seamless service with superb attention to detail, and flexibility as I changed my mind. His guidance has been invaluable.

My very best wishes and thanks,


Pryor Family (2024)

To Helen

and all the staff,

can’t thank you enough!

Best regards

Dave & family

Knight Family (2024)

To Helen, Simon & Staff

Sincere thanks for the very professional and caring way my husband Michael Knibbs’ funeral was conducted.

My next door neighbour said it was the most impressive funeral she had attended.

Sincere thanks

Irene Knibbs

Knibbs Family (2024)

To all the staff @ Hancock’s

Thank you for all your support & Patience.

You made a very difficult time far more bearable.

Thank you.

Martin & Family

Castle Family (2024)

To everyone at Hancock’s,

I so wanted to write to say an enormous thank you for making the celebration of Ben’s life so perfect and a true reflection of who Ben was and what he meant to all of us.

Love and Blessing

Julia Mills and Family

Mills Family (2024)

To All at D L Hancock.

Thank you so much for all your kindness and compassion in what was and still is a difficult time.

Thank you especially to Helen for answering all our questions, I’d also like to express my thanks to those who did a sterling job on the day of the service and a special thanks to the funeral director.

You bring so much comfort, keep up the amazing work.


Lindley Family (2024)

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)