Our Team

Chris Sole

Chris Sole

Manager & Funeral Director

Chris is a fully qualified Funeral Director and Embalmer, having studied extensively both here and in the USA.

Chris has worked in the funeral profession for over 35 years and is a fully qualified Funeral Director and Embalmer, having studied extensively both here and in the USA. In1993 he founded Banbury Memorials, to enable him to offer a high standard of memorial masonry to his families. Chris is married with two daughters, spending any spare time with his family (and their menagerie) and attempting to maintain his Classic Cars.

Jason Shailer

Jason Shailer

Funeral Director

Jason joined A.L. Sole & Son in 2015 and is currently working towards his NAFD qualifications.

Jason joined the funeral profession in 2010 after an extensive career in the agricultural sector, working as a farm manager on both arable and livestock farms. Starting as a Pall bearer Jason slowly progressed and worked towards his ultimate goal of becoming a Funeral Director. He is currently working towards his NAFD qualifications. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his football team (sadly, West Ham) and getting some peace and quiet on his allotment.

Jackie Watts

Jackie Watts

Manager & Funeral Director

Some of Jackie’s many roles within the company are assisting the funeral directors, meeting with visitors and preparing for funerals, offering guidance, support, advice or just a friendly chat.

With 14 years of experience in the funeral profession, Jackie’s many roles within the company include assisting the funeral directors, meeting with visitors and preparing for funerals, offering guidance, support, advice or just a friendly chat. Jackie trained as a nurse in Cheltenham and practiced nursing for 18 years before joining the funeral profession. Raised in Chipping Norton, married with two children and a grandson, Jackie is an animal lover and enjoys walking her dogs. She has a love of the South Coast.

Sarah Pretorius

Sarah Pretorius

Financial Administration

Sarah joined A.L Sole & Son in 2015, after having spent 12 years in the Care industry.

Sarah’s varied role in the company includes all financial administration, invoicing and processing donations. Any financial queries will be passed to Sarah. Sarah is also very involved in the day to day running of the business assisting the funeral directors, meeting with visitors and preparing for funerals. Sarah is a Chipping Norton resident. She is married with three young children who take up most of her time with their numerous sports.