Bereavement Services News and Events
General News – Updated 10/11/2022
Remembrance Day Service
Remembrance Day Service will be held at East Herringthorpe Crematorium at 10:30am, on Friday 11th November 2022.
This will take place at the Normandy Veteran Association Memorial and flagpole.
Everyone is welcome.
Christmas Carol Service
Dignity are holding a Christmas Carol Service in East Herringthorpe Crematorium Chapel at 6pm on Wednesday 30th November.
There is onsite parking available.
Everyone is welcome.
The address is Rotherham Crematorium, Ridgeway, Rotherham, S65 3NN
Role and Responsibilities of RMBC Bereavement Services
Through regular site visits and collaborative working with Dignity, Bereavement Services are responsible for managing the contract between Rotherham Council and Dignity to ensure that contractual obligations have been met alongside fulfilling other projects that have been agreed.
Roles and Responsibilities of Dignity
Dignity is contracted by Rotherham Council to provide all operational duties within the cemeteries and crematorium which includes maintenance of all nine municipal cemeteries. Dignity is the main contact for cemetery visitors and the public. Their office is based at East Herringthorpe Cemetery and Crematorium.
Roles and Responsibilities of Glendale
Glendale work closely with Dignity to ensure all the grounds are maintained to a high standard.
Their duties include;
- Clearing rubbish bins
Cutting large grass areas
Making sure walkways and paths are safe
Keeping all drains clear
RMBC Bereavement Services Bereavementservices@rotherham.gov.uk
Dignity Funerals Limited
East Herringthorpe Cemetery
Tel: 01709 850344
RMBC Bereavement Services are working in conjunction with Libraries to provide Death Cafés across the Borough.
Death Cafés are informal events with no set agenda to bring people together to talk about their experiences and to give people somewhere they can go to speak to others which helps prevent isolation. There are sometimes professionals present from Funeral Directors or the Hospice to answer question, dispel myths and help make talking about death less of a taboo subject.
It is important to note that a Death Café is not a specialised grief support or counselling session though staff can sign post individuals to these services where required.
There is no date set for the next Death Café to take place at present, this page will be amended when this has been confirmed.