In order to support as many families as possible to grieve for their loved ones, East Herringthorpe Crematorium has increasing the number of services available. Services on Saturdays have been extended from 9am until 5pm (from 1pm) and are be available on Sundays from 10am to 2.30pm. Weekday times continue to be available from 8.15am to 6.30pm. In addition, the length of cremation services provided will now be 30 minutes. Graveside burials remain unaffected.
During these difficult times, it is helpful if families can work closely with funeral directors to use all of the times being offered for services, allowing families to continue to be able to grieve for their loved ones in the way that they wish.
We know how difficult it can be to not attend a loved one’s service. This may be because a person is shielding or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or the maximum 10 persons has been reached. To enable as many people as possible to be part of the service, a live recording (webcast) of the service is being offered. We hope this will go some way to supporting people to be able to properly grieve.
In order to reflect the reduction in service time, the fee for the cremation service has been reduced and there is no additional fee charged for the webcast.
It is usual for people to be unsure of what to do following a bereavement.
Bereavement Services in Rotherham are delivered on the Council's behalf by Dignity Funeral Services, who can take you through the initial steps and provide advice on other things you may need to think about when someone you know dies.