COVID-19 Information

Canford Crematorium

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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.

Note:

During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

Canford Crematorium

Was it your loved ones wish to be cremated?

Here at Brunel Funeral Directors in Bristol, we have been supporting bereaved families within our local community for the past 45 years and are here to help you through every step of the process. One of the services we provide is the Brunel Service – a simple 20-minute service for £1950 that is held at Canford Crematorium (or South Bristol Crematorium) at 9.00, 9.30 or 10.00am.

Location

Located on Canford Lane in Westbury-on-Trym, Canford Crematorium is just a stone’s throw away from our funeral home. It takes no more than 5 minutes by car.

Although there is car parking facilities opposite the crematorium (including spaces for Blue Badge holders), it is accessible via public transport too. The number 10, 11 and 13 bus all stop at Canford Crematorium, and the nearest bus stop is within 150m away. The closest train station is Sea Mills which is a 45 minute walk.

Facilities

Canford Crematorium offers all the facilities you and your family may need during this difficult time.

Inside the chapel, there is pew seating for up to 100 mourners, as well as a speaker system which can be heard both inside and outside, an induction loop system for those with hearing impediments, and a wheelchair for disabled access. Live Webcast Services and Visual Displays have recently been introduced and are also obtainable. Accessible toilet facilities are available – and situated approximately 11m from the entrance of the crematorium.

In terms of the cremation service itself, large print hymn books are available for guests that are visually impaired (or struggle to read the small print). Hymn books have been removed during the pandemic. Guide dogs are welcome too and fresh water can be provided. Music choices are limitless, as long as a song has been officially recorded, we are able to play it at the service for you. DVD’s and USB are also now available to purchase.

Opening times

It’s important to note that the opening times of the Canford Crematorium vary depending on the time of the year.

During the summer (April – October), the cemetery is open from 9.00am till 7.00pm on Monday to Friday, and 11.00am till 4.30pm on weekends and bank holidays.

In the winter months (November – March), it’s open from 9.00am till 4.30pm on weekdays, and remains open from 11.00am till 4.30pm on weekends and bank holidays.

If you would like to know more about Canford Crematorium, or to contact the cemetery directly, call 0117 903 8280.

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    Canford Crematorium - Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is Canford Crematorium?

    Canford Lane, Westbury on Trym, BS9 3PQ.

    Canford Cemetery and Crematorium is situated in Bristol – just off the A4162. Only one mile from our funeral home in Westbury on Trym, and neighbouring Canford Park, the cemetery grounds are peaceful and kept tidy at all times.

    How do you get there?

    Canford Crematorium is easy to find – regardless of whether you’re travelling on foot, by car or via public transport.

    Less than half a mile from Westbury on Trym village, locals can get to the cemetery within 10 minutes. And the best bit? The route is mostly flat.

    If you’re planning to drive, simply put BS9 3PQ in your satnav. You’ll be pleased to know that the venue does have its own (free) car park too.

    For those travelling via bus, the no.10, 11 and 13 all stop outside Canford Cemetery. The no.10 and 11 (Stagecoach West) buses depart from Thornbury or Stoke Gifford, and stop at Westbury on Trym, before terminating in Avonmouth. Whereas the no.13 bus runs from Shirehampton to Broadmead.

    You’ll want to hop on the no.1 bus if you’re coming from Broom Hill or Cribbs Causeway. Though this doesn’t stop directly at Canford Cemetery, it stops at Westbury Village which is just a short walk away.

    If you’re travelling from Severn Beach, Bristol Temple Meads or Avonmouth by train, the nearest railway station is Sea Mills. This is less than a two-mile walk from the cemetery. If you don’t fancy waking that far, you could always stroll to Aldercombe Road (0.4 miles from the station) and jump on the no.10 towards Thornbury or the no.11 towards Stoke Gifford?

    How many mourners can attend a service at Canford Crematorium?

    Although there is pew seating for up to 100 mourners, a maximum of 30 people can attend a service at the Canford Crematorium – due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

    Face coverings will be required, and social distancing maintained for those who aren’t from the same household or bubble. There are also hand sanitising stations available on entry.

    Once these restrictions have been lifted, more people will be allowed inside the crematorium at once.

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