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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and focusing on the most critical. This means some services may be affected. For help, call 08085 834333.

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Deaths

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Registering a death

We are only offering a telephone service to register a death.

Canley Garden cemetery and crematorium

Canley Garden cemetery and crematorium is open as per the summer opening hours of 8.30am - 9.00pm (Monday-Sunday inc.)

The Book Room and waiting rooms will remain closed until further notice.

Please carefully observe social distancing.

We know this will be difficult for some, but it’s vital we help limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We thank people for their patience and understanding.

Revised arrangements for funerals and cremations

In light of the current situation around COVID-19 and Government advice on social distancing, Coventry City Council has restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend burials and cremations.

  • Cremation or memorial service in either of the chapels
    • Until 4 July: A maximum of 16 mourners, whilst allowing for social distancing. This assumes that the funeral director places the coffin in the chapel and withdraws prior to the mourners entering, leaving only the family and celebrant for the service.
    • From 4 July: A maximum of 30 mourners to attend and be seated in the chapels for both cremation and burial services.
  • Graveside service / internment until 4 July – Number directly around the grave remains limited to 6. However an appropriate area in the wider cemetery is made available for up to 20 additional mourners to socially distance.

We apologise for any distress this may cause at what we know is a difficult time for family members, however, the decision has been taken in line with the latest Government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect family members, clergy, funeral directors and Council staff.

Family members are allowed to ‘live stream’ the service via tablets or mobile phones.

Cremations

About the facilities at Canley Crematorium and costs of cremations.

Burials and graves

Information about burials and purchasing a grave.

Memorials

Types of memorialisation available to put in the Gardens of Remembrance.

Registering a neonatal death

How to register a neonatal death in Coventry.

Cemetery fees

Cost of interment and other miscellaneous charges.

Memorial fees

List of costs for different memorials.

Cemetery and crematorium map

View details of our cemetery and crematorium.

Cemeteries

About the maintenance our cemeteries and graves.

Help with funeral expenses

How to request financial help with funeral costs and who is eligible.

Charter for the bereaved

The content of the Charter is based on the experiences of cemetery and crematorium managers with bereaved families.

Coroners

About the coroner's service and how to contact the coroner for Coventry.

Public health funerals

Funerals where individuals have died with no next of kin or where there may be insufficient funds to carry out a funeral service.

Repatriation of a deceased body from abroad to England

What to do if you need to bring a body back to England or Wales from the country of death.

Exhumations

Reasons and requirements for exhumations.

Memorials in parks

How to request a memorial tree or bench.

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