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Burials, cremations and memorials

Haycombe cemetery

Haycombe Cemetery is open to visitors from 8am to 6pm every day of the year. Attendance at funerals, interments, or scatterings is limited to:

  • 75 in the Crematorium Chapel
  • 140 in the Top (Burial) Chapel
  • Unlimited at graveside services for burial
  • 30 at scatterings or interments of cremated remains

Meetings will be by appointment only, and we ask that no more than 2 family members to attend an office-based meeting. You will need to ring the bell and be let in. Hand sanitiser will be available, and we would encourage you to use it.

If you require assistance please contact us by emailing cemeteries_crematorium@bathnes.gov.uk or by calling 01225 39 60 20.

Face coverings

Face coverings will be mandatory in our indoor spaces from Friday 10 December 2021 due to Plan B, the government’s response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Ministers, Celebrants, family members or any person conducting or delivering part of the service, may remove their face covering while speaking.  You must wear a face covering when moving into or out of the chapels, but you may remove it at the lectern.

All funeral staff and mourners must wear a face covering for the duration of the service if it is held indoors. If you are medically exempt or providing communication to lip readers, you are exempt from wearing a face covering during the service. Children under the age of 11 also do not need to wear a face covering.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance Room is open. There is a maximum capacity of two people in the room at any time. You can still view the Book of Remembrance online.