**COVID 19 UPDATE**

UPDATE as at 1st June

The office remains open and we are available 24 hours a day.

As we see a gradual release from lockdown many of the restrictions relating to funerals are now changing, it is however as of today, still mandatory for all individuals to wear a face covering when attending services in crematoria chapels and churches unless an exemption applies.

OUT OF LOCKDOWN RULES


STEP 3 -   

The restriction of 30 mourners has been removed with the number of mourners now being  determined by the individual venue and their social-distancing measures.

 

The numbers have been advised as follows -

Fakenham Parish Church   48 Mourners

Cromer Crematorium          45 Mourners

Mintlyn Crematorium          45 Mourners with 18 outside the Chapel

Earlham Crematorium        32 Mourners

St. Faith's Crematorium      50 Mourners

The maximum number of mourners permitted at wakes and interments of ashes has also increased to 30. 

 

It is now up to individuals to decide what distance they keep from friends and family when meeting up. Whilst two metre's social distancing is still advised, this relaxation does mean people at funerals have greater freedom to console each other.

STEP 4 - We await the news on whether or not remaining limits affecting funerals will be lifted on June 21st and will update accordingly.

Our Premises

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. 

     We must ask you to wear a face covering at all times, we can provide these if necessary 

     together with hand sanitiser, wipes and pens.

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. 
   

d)  All visitors to the premises will have their details recorded for Track and Trace purposes.    

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

 

Please call

Heather or Paul

on

01328 862686

or 07872 692875

 

 

 

 

Offices and Chapels of Rest

Bridge Street

Fakenham

NR21 9AY

office@gowardsfuneralservices.co.uk

 


MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Last week we were pleased to provide assistance to T. Cribb & Sons of London with the re-interment of 12 Sisters of the Mater Ecclesiae Convent to their new resting place in the churchyard at St. Mary and All Saints in Walsingham.
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.

Your donation will be accepted and administered by Paypal. If you are happy to proceed please click on the Donate button.  If you prefer donations may still be made by cash or cheque and sent to our office.

 

A variable processing fee is charged by your card provider and a fee of up to 3% is chargeable by Paypal * on all transactions. 

* All in memory / donation giving sites charge a % as a fee.