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Coronavirus Covid-19 update to services

Although funeral services are still allowed to go ahead, we must follow government instructions and restrictions and take every precaution to stop the spread of Covid-19

The message is protection of yourself, your loved ones, your community and our national health service. We also ask that you protect our staff, funeral directors, officiants and organists.

We have been told the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households. We have been told we should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home.

Frequently asked questions - Covid-19

Our offices are closed to the public at this time. If there is any essential business, it will be by appointment only.

At this time, we will not be able to accommodate services such as family searches, pre-purchase of lairs, plaque purchase & renewals, dispersal of ashes

Grounds maintenance in cemeteries and the crematoria gardens will not be a priority at this time.


Losing someone close to you can be very painful and after a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of emotions. Dealing with the practicalities that a death involves can seem very distressing and overwhelming.

Here you will find information that you may need to know in relation to a cremation or burial taking place, or if you need to organise one. It also gives details of options associated with the Service and in the time that follows.

We aim to provide a quality service that meets the needs of our customers. You have the right, under the Charter for the Bereaved, to request to inspect our records and to be shown around our premises. Prior notice for these sorts of requests is appreciated and helps us to avoid service disruptions.

A death should be registered as soon as possible after the death, and within eight days of the death.  The registration can be carried out by:

  • Any relative of the deceased, or;
  • Any person present at the death, or;
  • The deceased’s executor or other legal representative, or;
  • The occupier, at the time of death, of the premises where the death took place or;
  • Any other person having knowledge of the particulars to be registered.

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