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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.