Church of England Diocese of Rochester St. Augustine, Gillingham

Funerals - current situation

16 Apr 2020, 6:30 p.m.

The Service

Because of the present public health regulations, the only available options for a Church of England funerals are the following:

• a short service at the crematorium, with or without a very small congregation, which may only include spouse/partner, parents, and children of the deceased

• a short service at the graveside, under the same conditions.


All the local Church of England Churches are offering a memorial service within the local church at no extra cost at a time suitable to the family when the current restrictions are lifted.

The only costs for the memorial service will be if you require an organist or other costs which are outside the control of the church.

If you would like to talk to us about how we can

support you during this time of need, please contact

us by e-mailing [email protected] or by

calling 01634 231071.

In the meantime, there is a lot of advice available