COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE
Monday 19th July

As of today, the Government has lifted all Coronavirus restrictions on funerals.  This means that there are no limits on numbers of those attending and no imposed social distancing.  Live music can be played, singing will be allowed and mourners can carry the coffin if they wish.  Face coverings are optional, however, with the current high rates of infection, and the larger number of people attending such events, we recommend that they are worn if possible.  Our staff will continue to wear them for yours and their own safety.  

As we are still a ‘front-line’ service, we will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.  We can offer phone/zoom/skype assistance to anyone who prefer to stay at home, or we can visit you in your home (or garden, weather permitting), or we can arrange visits to our premises for small groups.

All of the local Crematoria below will continue to offer live stream facilities which might help to include those who continue to shield or cannot travel from abroad.   Fees differ from site to site but are always below £100.  Live streams can also be set up from Churches and other venues at an additional cost of between £500 – £900.

 

If you have any questions about coronavirus/COVID-19 and funerals, or any advice or guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we are here to help 24/7.

by calling 01622 746688, 01233 650746 or by emailing

[email protected]

This blog documents all sorts of ideas to honour the person who has died during these impossible times, hopefully you will find something that resonates with you.  Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us by phone or email so that we can discuss options with you and help you find a way forward that works for you.

 

Please read our guest blog post on the Good Funeral Guide Website below on we can redefine how we actually say goodbye to our loved ones to help us cope with these difficult decisions:

 

 

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether to discuss your options, to seek our advice or to simply ask any questions you might have.

We regularly serve the whole of Kent and also more widely across the UK when requested.

Our branch in Great Chart, just outside of Ashford has also been open since January 2018. We have plenty of free parking. Please contact us on either number for information.

More Info

  Albany info booklet2021

 Arranging a Funeral

 Myths About Funerals

  Funeral Wishes Form

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    Maidstone,
    Kent ME15 9UX
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    Chilmington Green Road,
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