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From Monday 6th July the number of mourners permitted will be as follows:
26 in the Crematorium Chapel
40 in the Top (Burial) Chapel
40 at Graveside Services for burial
We hope to increase these numbers further as soon as we can however while social distancing remains in place we beleive this to be the safest maximum capacity we can offer.
Book of Remembrance
Entering a loved one's name into our beautiful, hand bound Book of Remembrance is a special way of commemorating their life. Our skilled calligrapher will inscribe each purchased entry into the Book, creating a permanent record in their memory.
With the continued closure of the Book of Remembrance room and with loved ones not always being able to visit Haycombe in person on the anniversary date, we have created an online version of the Books.
Entries can be viewed by friends and family from anywhere in the world by clicking the link and searching using a specific month and date.
Bath & North East Somerset Council aim to provide a caring, sensitive and professional service to bereaved families and their loved ones, offering support and advice regarding aspects of funerals and memorials.
Bereavement Services consists of a crematorium, 2 open cemeteries and 31 closed cemeteries and churchyards across the county. We are based at Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium
Because Bath & North East Somerset recognises that bereavement means you have to make decisions at a time when you are least prepared to deal with them emotionally, these pages are designed to provide you with the following:
Information to help with planning a funeral
Information on the standards you should expect
Links to external sources of help or information relating to bereavement
Background and information on the closed churchyard and cemetery sites that we have statutory duties to maintain
Finding burial and cremation records online in Bath & North East Somerset Council
Clear instructions (in writing) of whether you would prefer to be buried or cremated may be helpful to your next of kin or executor when you die. Such instructions are not binding in law, so you are not committing them to something they may not be able to carry out. But it will reassure them if they are doubtful and give guidance if they are completely unaware of what you would have liked.