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Coronavirus Update

Everyone's health and wellbeing, particularly of the older members of the families we serve, remains our top priority. We are acutely aware that we must continue the service we provide to all families but we have had to make some changes to the way we work.

  • In order to avoid face to face meetings we will be making all funeral arrangements by telephone and email. Please call and we will guide you through this process.
  • We will pay the costs of webcasting the service from the crematorium chapel. We do not recommend anyone attends a funeral service who may be in a vulnerable group.
  • We will continue to deliver funerals to the best of our ability but in some cases the options available may be limited. Planning some form of memorial service after restrictions are lifted for wider groups of friends and family may be an option - we will help you to do this.

The Walker family and our hard working team remain here to serve you throughout this difficult time - please telephone any of our offices for immediate help.

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To assist in funeral arrangements during coronavirus period.

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Funeral Options & Prices

We offer fully bespoke funeral services, along with simple funeral & unattended(direct) cremation options.
We wish to be transparent about all costs including those fees that we pay on your behalf.

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Please note that online flowers orders have been suspended. Please contact our office for further advice on 0118 947 7007.

Customer Reviews

  • Charlotte for me was perfect, also the receptionist was great at relaxing me
    Mrs Maureen Short
  • Appreciated being informed of what was to happen on the day
  • Shelley and all the staff - You all did a great job!
    B W Emery
  • My sincere thanks to your whole team
    Mrs Susan Allen
  • Mr Walker called before the funeral to check all was OK. Charlie was wonderful throughout, helpful and approachable
    Mrs Jan Saunders
  • A great team overall. Many thanks! Charlotte took good care of the preparations and of course Julian on the day 
  • Ruth - Attention to detail and a good ear
  • Bringing my husband home first, and walking slowly down the road. also, our car driver was very sensitive
  • Alex was wonderful has a very calming way of putting one at ease. Ruth also was very helpful
    Michelle Lay
  • Ruth was very sympathetic and kind.
    Mike Dormer

Why Choose A.B. Walker

We will help you plan a respectful and appropriate funeral service with caring and professional guidance on traditional and modern options, resulting in the bespoke and personal funeral of your choice.

We have the heritage, innovation and local integration that makes us unique in the area - we work hard to ensure we have the knowledge, flexibility and resources to deliver the best service at a fair price to all members of the community.

A.B. Walker is an independent fifth generation family business, serving Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas since 1826. There are three working members of the Walker family supported by over fifty trusted and fully trained staff.

Our fully equipped offices are in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Caversham, Tilehurst, Maidenhead and Woodley.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a list of the most commonly asked questions for you to take a look at. Click on the link below to get started.

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Planning Ahead

A funeral plan will take away some emotional and financial burden from your loved ones. We guide your surviving family and friends according to your plan, whilst our partners Golden Charter secure your funds until the funeral is required. 

A.B. Walker are leading partners of Golden Charter who are the UKs largest funeral plan company that is owned by a group of like-minded independent funeral directors.

Importantly, the funds are independently and securely held by the Golden Charter Trust.

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Our service does not end with the funeral.
A.B. Walker leads in the provision of providing bereavement support to the community we serve.

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Monumental Masonry

A memorial is a permanent symbol of remembrance and a traditional way of paying tribute to a relative or friend.

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