Humphris Funerals Midsummer Extravaganza

We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our ‘Midsummer Extravaganza’ featuring performances from 12 local dance, drama and musical groups.

Tickets can be bought from our offices in Albert Street, please see the poster below for more information. We look forward to seeing you on 22nd June!


Anniversary of the Wellington Bomber Crash in Bodicote, 1942

As we approach the anniversary of the Wellington Bomber crash in Bodicote which claimed the lives of 6 RAF aircrew on 28th December 1942, we take time to remember them.

Their names are inscribed on the plaque of a monument which Humphris Family Funerals are proud to have supplied and erected at the site of the crash.

        

Our thoughts are with all their families.

 


Thank You for Attending our Carol Service

 

Many thanks to everyone who attended our annual carol service which took place at Marlborough Road Methodist Church on Thursday evening. It was overwhelming that so many people attended and helped make it such a special event.

This was our fifth annual carol service and we always strive to create a space for those who have suffered bereavement to join together in remembrance at what can be such a challenging time of year.

Our thanks go to Reverend Jean Fletcher who officiated beautifully; ably assisted by her husband the Reverend Stephen Fletcher and accompanied by David Upton on the organ. Also to Allen Bishop and all at Marlborough Road Church for graciously allowing us use of their building.

There was a collection on the night for Katharine House Hospice who do so such vital work caring for those in the latter stages of their lives and supporting those who are bereaved.


In Memory of our Loved Ones at Christmas

We’ve brought our remembrance tree back from Adderbury Christmas Tree Festival and it’s now in our reception, looking lovely with all the memory cards attached.

If you would like to pop in to write a card in memory of a loved one please feel free. If you can’t manage to get into town please contact us and we will be more than happy to write the card and place it on the tree for you.


Adderbury Church Christmas Tree Festival

 

Today Emily and Lorraine decorated our Christmas tree for the Adderbury Church Christmas Tree Festival, which included a chain in red, white and green knitted by Sue. All of the 35 trees are sponsored by local organisations, businesses and groups with the cost to enter a tree being £35.

We have placed festive tags underneath the tree to write the names of your loved ones and place on our tree in remembrance of anyone you love and miss at this special time of the year.

Although the Festival is free to enjoy donations are encouraged with proceeds going towards the Mental Health Foundation and the work of the Church.

The festival is open to the public from on Friday 7 December 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Saturday 8 December 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday 9 December noon until 4.00 pm.
Local musicians will be providing musical entertainment throughout the Festival.

A Family Victorian Carol Service will conclude the festival at 4.30 pm on Sunday 9 December.


Christmas Window Display

We’re getting in the festive spirit here at the office with Karen making a lovely Christmas window display to light up reception, please do come and have a look if you are passing.


Emergency services ‘heroes’ to switch on Banbury’s Christmas lights 25th November

Banbury’s Christmas lights will be switched on by our emergency services heroes this coming Sunday, 25th. It’s always a lovely event, organised by Banbury Town Council, with stalls selling gifts and mulled wine to get you in the Christmas spirit, music, fireworks and time to bump into old friends.
 
We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the emergency services for all they do for the town all year round.

Old Photos of Albert Street

We’ve been having a look through some very old photos today and came across these, showing the corner of George Street and Albert Street. The second photo shows what is now the Samaritans building. There was a brewery to the right and behind these buildings where Humphris Funerals now
stands.

We’ve also added a photo taken today by Russell Campbell from Humphris Funerals.