**COVID 19 UPDATE**
UPDATE as at 7th August
Having received updated information from both the ICCM and local crematoria, with effect from Saturday August 8th it will now become mandatory for individuals to wear a face covering when attending services in crematoria chapels and churches.
There are some exemptions, if you would like information on these please do not hesitate to contact us.
As the lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted throughout the Country we are pleased to be able to say that the guidance on how we conduct and carry out funerals has changed slightly too.
Church and Crematorium Services
a) The number of mourners allowed to attend has increased to 30.
b) The singing of hymns is not advised for church services but is permissible at the
crematoriums at a low volume to prevent moisture droplets entering the atmosphere.
Ministers, Celebrants and Funeral Directors should not sing.
Professional and amateur soloists or groups are not allowed to perform.
c) A Track and Trace system, in line with Government instruction, has been implemented
at some crematoriums. Cards will be used to collect contact details of those attending
services. They will be held securely for 21 days.
a) Please continue to make an appointment wherever possible if you need to attend for a
face to face meeting. We ask that only 2 people attend an appointment.
b) Funeral arrangements can still be made via telephone and emails if you feel more
comfortable with this arrangement.
c) Our premises are cleaned and disinfected regularly. We have hand sanitiser, wipes and
pens for you to use.
Revised guidance as of July 23rd states that masks do not need to be worn in many
indoor premises, including funeral homes, provided that a distance of 2 mtrs can be
maintained. As this is not possible to social distance within our office you will be
required to wear a face covering. We can provide these if necessary - FREE of
d) All visitors to the premises will have their details recorded for Track and Trace
purposes. These will be retained for 21 days.
e) Please be aware that as we still have a duty of care to our staff they will not be
shaking hands, taking names or handing out Orders of Service as social
distancing cannot be maintained.
Social distancing MUST remain a priority at all times.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding any of the above information
please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our utmost to put your
minds at ease.
IN YOUR TIME OF NEED
We are available 24 hours a day
Heather or Paul
or 07872 692875
Offices and Chapels of Rest
Experiencing a Bereavement
The death of someone close to us is a very personal experience and is likely to be one of the most painful we will ever suffer, it can be also be one of life's greatest challenges.
The death may or may not be expected but nothing will prepare you for the emotional shock of losing someone close. Dealing and coping with a death is never easy, it can be even harder when it feels impossible to talk about the practical issues that
accompany such a loss, you may feel lonely or isolated as if you're the only one taking responsibility, this is only natural and will be made easier with our help and guidance.
This web site is a basic extension of the information that we can provide through our brochure, which is provided at your time of need,
but nothing can compare to a personal, friendly chat.
Arranging a Funeral
Our services to you begin with your first contact and extend, not only up to and
including the funeral but often way beyond.
We understand how difficult it can be for you arranging a funeral for a loved one and
how important it is for a family to discuss and agree upon the funeral arrangements, especially with the many options and choices that are available.
Many questions will arise following the death of a loved one -
is there a will ? are their final wishes known ? is there a funeral plan ?
A funeral service can include several elements -
church or place of worship, crematorium or cemetery, hearse or alternative transport,
music, flowers, donations, obituaries, orders of service, funeral wake or tea
These will all be brought together for you by us, through listening to your requests,
advising where needed and liaising with the parties concerned, thus ensuring that
the day runs as smoothly as possible.
Many families prefer to make the arrangements in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of their own home, we are happy to visit you in your own home.
Please click on the 'Dandelion' link for
a more comprehensive list of things you
may wish to consider.
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