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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.


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.

Jewellery and Memorabilia

Jewellery and memory items come in a large selection from Ashes into glass which offers, rings, cufflinks, pendants, pandora type links etc. For less money you can get the same look but this is ashes into resin. Please ask at the funeral home for more information.

Glass pebbles or paperweights are available.
Fingerprint Jewellery in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver is available
Memory Teddy’s – A teddy made from items of clothing, ie shirts, blouses skirts etc.


We offer a full masonry service. Whether you are looking to clean and repair an existing headstone or you wish to purchase a new headstone, tablet or vase then we have a full range available. We also offer many different types of marble, natural stone and granite. We are happy to put together a full quote for you with no obligation to purchase. Please ask the funeral home for more information.

We will help you through the process
every step of the way.

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You can leave us an email at or call 0117 374 2002

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do all funeral directors take care of the flower arrangements?

    Although it’s not something you can expect from all funeral directors in Bristol, we offer all varieties of floral tributes here at Brunel Funeral Directors.

    Whether you’d like a beautiful spray of flowers to adorn the coffin, a bespoke arrangement spelling out the deceased’s name or a simple posy to place on the grave, our funeral directors will be obliged to help. Just let us know what you’d like.

    It’s also worth noting that flowers can be sent directly to our funeral home on the edge of Westbury on Trym ahead of the funeral. We will care for them until the day of the service.

    For more information about funeral flowers and the bespoke arrangements we provide, you’re more than welcome to give us a call on 0117 374 2002.

    Are scatter tubes available to purchase at your funeral home?


    We supply a variety of scatter tubes, caskets and leaf urns in a choice of sizes and designs at our funeral home – many of which can be seen above.

    Our scatter tubes are perfect for storing and transporting your loved one’s ashes to a meaningful location, whereas our beautiful caskets and urns are designed to create a long-lasting tribute.

    If you have any questions about the scatter tubes, caskets and urns displayed on our website, feel free to contact us.

    Alternatively, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, or you’d like to explore the range of scatter tubes up close in person, why not come and visit us at our funeral home?

    What’s the best way to remember a loved one?

    Losing someone you love is never easy to comprehend. However, there are a number of things you can do to keep their memory alive.

    Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we supply fingerprint jewellery, including rings, cufflinks, pendants and links in gold, silver and rose gold. These don’t only make for beautiful keepsakes but are the perfect way to immortalise your loved one’s fingerprint.

    We also provide fingerprint keyrings and glass pebbles and paperweights that can be attached to your keys or displayed in your home or office.

    Memory teddy bears are yet another fantastic way to commemorate the life of your family member. Not only are they a constant reminder of your loved one but they allow you to repurpose their clothing and possessions – ensuring they don’t go to waste.

    For more tips on honouring someone’s memory, call our funeral directors on 0117 374 2002. We’ll be more than happy to help.

    Do Brunel Funeral Directors offer a full masonry service?

    We certainly do!

    At Brunel Funeral Directors, we provide memorial masonry in a range of materials, including (but not limited to) marble, natural stone and granite – giving you a place to visit, reminisce and lay flowers.

    Whether you’re looking to purchase a new headstone or have the name of your loved one added to an existing stone, you can choose the wording and font style. And should the gravestone need cleaning or repairing, our specialists will be more than happy to help bring it back to its former glory.

    To find out more about our masonry service, or for a free, no-obligation quote, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you with more information.

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