Lucy Humphris is presented with her Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration

Recently Lucy Humphris of Humphris Funerals, Banbury’s longest standing family run business and independent Funeral Director, was presented with her Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration at a graduation ceremony at Birmingham City University. Lucy had been working hard to achieve this qualification since December 2015, when she completed a previous course in bereavement counselling, so was delighted that it had all paid off when she achieved a merit.

Lucy joins a long line of accredited funeral directors within the family as Lucy’s father Martin and his father Maurice Humphris were also honoured, at the event, with being re-presented with their diplomas in funeral directing, an award Maurice first received in May 1959 as part of the first group of funeral directors in the country to be assessed in this way.

Maurice’s brother John was also one of the first accredited embalmers in the country, a tradition into which his son Christopher would later follow him. Humphris Funerals are now privileged to be able to call on three qualified embalmers within the firm.

Lucy joins her cousin Matthew as the fifth generation of funeral directors within the family. Matthew having completed the diploma in funeral arranging and administration in 2013 and then being among the first in the country to be awarded a revised and more in-depth diploma in funeral directing. Humphris Funerals has always been a very family oriented firm committed to the highest standards of training and professionalism


New Quiet Area

Karen and Stuart at Humphris Funerals have put together our new lovely flower baskets and also a quiet area for you to sit and remember your loved one.

NSPCC letter of thanks

We have received a lovely letter from the NSPCC about collections on behalf of families we have sent onto them over the years to support the fantastic work they do.
NSPCC specialises in child protection and fight for every childhood. Without donations they would not be able to help the thousands of children they have done and still continue to do. Last year they carried out 295,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people, there were over 3.2 million visits to the Childline website and they answered over 66,000 contacts to the NSPCC helpline from adults with concerns about children.
We are proud to help support NSPCC and will continue to do so, many thanks to you all for your contributions over the years.

We bid a fond farewell to Danny after 58 years

On Wednesday 31st May it was Danny Jordan’s last day working with us. Danny has been a very loyal and committed member of staff of Humphris Funerals for almost 58 years. The loyalty Danny has shown to us has seen 4 generations working at Albert Street. The great kindness and generosity he has shown to so many families, nothing has ever been too much trouble.

We will all miss Danny here at Humphris but are sure he will be popping in to say hello.

Care for a Cuppa

We are happy to announce that we raised £65 at our Care for a Cuppa on Friday 12th May 2017 to support the great work at Katharine House Hospice. Thank you to everyone who came and all their support.

Dying Matters Week

Come for a cuppa at Humphris Funerals on

Friday 12th May 9am—12pm for dying matters week

and to support Katharine House Hospice’s

Care for a Cuppa.

 You can speak to our friendly Funeral Directors and

ask them any questions you may have regarding

funerals or funeral plans.

We are happy to help.


Christmas Carol Service


Come and join us on Thursday 15th December at 7:00pm for our Christmas Carol Service in our Service Chapel. There will be mince pies and coffee/tea after the service. We look forward to seeing you there.

A Time to Remember

Our annual service of remembrance will be held in our chapel on Armistice Day, November 11th, beginning at 10:45am. Please feel free to join us to pay tribute to those who so bravely gave their lives to preserve the freedoms that we hold so dear.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September, 9.30am ~ 11.30am, Humphris Funerals Chapel

Come and join us to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Our Funeral Directors will be available to answer any questions you may have on funerals or funeral plans.
We know how hard it is to talk about funerals and think about your own funeral and what you want. We are here to help so please take this opportunity to ask us anything you would like to know.macmillan-cancer-support