Christophers' Family Funerals
Where It All Started
Christophers' Family Funerals, started in the village of Bickington, Devon in 1846, where the role of village funeral director also included being a carpenter and wheelwright. Since then the family vocation was passed from father to son for 5 generations and also began serving neighbouring Ashburton during this time.
Herbert Henry (2nd gen), Frederic (3rd gen), Frederic Herbert (4th gen), and Frederic William (5th gen), Christophers
Who we are today
Today, the father-son tradition has changed, and now the 6th generation of company management comprises the first daughter, Caroline, her husband Tom, as well as the youngest member of the 6th generation of Christophers, son Oliver. Fred Christophers, now in his late 70's, remains part of the business in a consultative role, assisting families, at their request, to ensure a continuity of service
The Christophers' Family Funerals Team
Caroline and Ollie grew up in Ashburton where we have our Kingsbridge Lane premises, which are managed by Jo and Donna from Bridge House.
Tom originates from Leicestershire and married in to the family in 1999, so he's almost been in Devon for long enough to qualify as a local. Tom manages the Newton Abbot office and he is joined by Cameron and Damien as part of the core team at Homelands Hall.
All coffins in our photographs are empty and used purely for representation. Thanks to Paula Johans for our images.
Homelands Hall is situated at Balls Corner, just off the Jetty Marsh roundabout. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity of holding a service in our hall which can accommodate up to 60 people, allowing you to have the style and length of service they wish to have for your loved one. The service hall features oak beams and solid oak doors, reminiscent of a country chapel; we have a sound system for your choice of music and a screen for all your favourite pictures to be displayed.
Our Kingsbridge Lane premises have been open in Ashburton since 1979 and today contains an arrangements room and chapel of rest as well as all the additional facilities you would expect in a modern funeral home.