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About Us


As Funeral Directors we are in a very privileged position to be entrusted with the arrangements of your loved one. Our service to you is personal. We are here 365 days of the year, 24 hours, day or night. We will guide you carefully each step of the way, from a traditional funeral service right through to a bespoke or green funeral service. All arrangements will be made by Carl on your behalf, if required.

We pride ourselves on offering a caring, personal and professional service. We hold traditional values with a modern approach.
As Independent Funeral Directors we believe; For Every Life is Unique, So is Every Funeral. We listen to your wishes, in your time and provide our care, every time.

All of our staff have been personally chosen by Carl to offer the best level of service to our clients. Carl Boswell is the principal Funeral Director of the company, assisted by like minded individuals who make up the dedicated team here at C.S. Boswell Funeral Services. 

C.S. Boswell Independent Funeral Services is a family owned and managed business. 

Its founder Carl Boswell has many years of dedicated service and experience in the profession, starting in 2004 at the age of just 14. Carl is honoured and privileged to have learnt his profession serving in Oxford and Kidlington for what was once known as Oxford's only Independent Family Funeral Directors, before it was sold joining part of a large national organisation. He then covered all areas of Oxfordshire across their nine offices. 

Since the start of his profession, Carl has looked after many families throughout Oxfordshire and beyond. Born and raised locally in Kidlington, Carl understands the local areas and the needs of the local communities within and decided to open his own Independent Funeral Directors to continue Independent traditions within the industry.

C.S. Boswell Independent Funeral Services was established in 2014. 

Funeral arrangements can be made in the privacy of your own home or at our Kidlington, Summertown or Bicester funeral homes. Our premises are tastefully appointed with full facilities ensuring your loved one rests with us at all times. We have created our funeral homes to provide a warm, homely and relaxed environment. Free client parking is available at both our premises. 


Funeral Directors Serving Oxford, Kidlington, Woodstock, Witney, Abingdon, Bicester, Banbury, and all surrounding Villages. We can also assist with long distance funerals if required and offer Repatriation services and guidance.


Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We are here for you.

Codes of Practice

We are members of The National Association of Funeral Directors and The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and as such we are pledged to honour their codes of practice ensuring a high level of professional service at all times. 

Voted Top Funeral Director Business in Oxford for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 by ThreeBestRated

Carl Boswell - Winner of Social Enterprises Young Entrepreneur of the year 2019 


Brothers -Ryan and Carl Boswell 


Funeral Service Times News 


Oxford funeral director Carl Boswell of C.S Boswell Funeral Services has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 at the Funeral Planner of the Year by Social Enterprise. 

Winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Carl Boswell, proprietor and funeral director of C.S Boswell Independent Funeral Services said: “I am extremely proud, yet humble to receive this award

“As a family business, we strive to better our services as we continue to serve the community of Oxfordshire and beyond.”

The award ceremony took place in central London and was hosted by MP Gyles Brandreth. It highlighted the achievements of independent funeral directors throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Suzanne Grahame, said: “We’re delighted to recognise the invaluable service Carl delivers for families throughout Oxfordshire. 

“The dedication independent funeral directors show their families is truly humbling, providing calm, assured expert advice when they need it most”

In addition to the Funeral Planner of the Year accolade, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of C.S. Boswell Funeral Services, which are to be planted at Uffmoor Wood, West Midlands, in recognition of the company’s achievement.

Our Team 

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Ryan Boswell
Joy Davies funeral director

Carl S. Boswell
Principal Director
Ryan Boswell
Funeral Director 
Joy Davies (Dip FD)
Funeral Director 
Greg Buzzard
Funeral Director 
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Sarah Cornish

Funeral Arranger

Sophie Hastings-Blaine
Funeral Director 
Karen Morrice
Funeral Arranger
Joanne Reeve
Funeral Accounts
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Andy Blakeman
Funeral Supervisor
Malcolm Lafford
Funeral Operative
Graham Jaycock
Funeral Operative
Toby Bartlett
Funeral Operative
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Max Gomm
Funeral Operative
Troy Hands
Funeral Operative
Steve Boswell 
Funeral Operative
Daryl Boswell 
Funeral Operative
Our Team of Funeral Chauffer Bearers
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