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Cemeteries and crematorium

All our cemeteries and crematorium grounds are only open for reasons set out in the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020. We ask residents to please follow the social distancing guidance and keep 2 metres apart.

Face coverings must be worn in all buildings.

Eastbourne Crematorium, Bereavement Services office and Book of Remembrance room

  • Our Bereavement Services office reception is now open weekdays only from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. We are operating a one-in, one-out system. Please respect 2-metre social distancing and wear face coverings.
  • Alternatively you can phone us from Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm on 01323 761093 or contact us online
  • If you are enquiring about memorials for Eastbourne Crematorium, you can now download our memorial packs, fees and charges.
  • Weekends and bank holidays: closed until further notice

Our main chapel is open on weekdays from 9am – 4:30pm for services only. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the chapel is not currently open at weekends or on Bank Holidays (including Easter). The small Family Chapel is only open for weekday services.

The Book of Remembrance Room is now open on weekdays only, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Only one household at a time is allowed. Please respect 2-metre social distancing and wear face coverings.

Funerals

  • The number of mourners who can attend a funeral has been updated to a maximum of thirty in the Main Chapel and eleven in the Family Chapel. 
  • Family, and a small number of close friends can attend, provided the numbers do not exceed the chapel maximum. 
  • Test and Trace will be in operation under the conditions set out by the NHS and Government. 
  • Those attending funerals should practice social distancing in all areas and wash their hands regularly. Handwashing facilities are available and hand sanitiser is free to use at the entrance to the chapels. We ask that you sanitise your hands upon entering the chapels.
  • We request too, that used tissues and other waste items such as water bottles and used masks are taken home and disposed of safely by the individual. 

  • Those showing symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend funerals or any part of the cemetery or crematorium grounds

Those over 70, with an underlying health problem, or pregnant women are particularly encouraged to heed this advice. This may mean they may have to miss the funeral, or hold the funeral, or have a memorial service at a later date.