Cemeteries and Crematorium
Following Government advice and guidance relating to social distancing there are a number of changes relating to funeral services at Darlington Crematorium.
The government announced the closure of places of worship and social events, however made an exception for funerals to allow attendance by immediate families. We have been liaising with funeral directors in this respect and they have been informing families of the restrictions in place.
Funerals will still go ahead but with a limited number of mourners permitted inside the crematorium chapel, this is restricted to close family to minimise the number of people gathering. This includes:
- spouse or partner
- parents or carers
- children and their partners
The elderly, pregnant women and anyone with underlying health conditions are encouraged to consider not attending a chapel service in line with government guidance on social distancing.
Access to the grounds is still available but social distancing should still be observed.
The Book of Remembrance Hall is currently closed and will reopen as soon as possible following government guidance, you can view book entries online.
Burial services within the cemeteries are also taking place, again with restricted attendance as for cremation, with graveside service only, it is asked social distancing at the graveside is fully observed.
The Cemetery Office at the Town Hall is closed for public access, however should you require contact with the office, please call 01325 406744 or email:
If requests could be limited to current working arrangements, current funeral services rather than family history requests, this would assist greatly at this time.
You can find information on bereavement support on the COVID-19 health and wellbeing page