COVID-19 Information

South Bristol 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.


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.

South Bristol Crematorium

Whether it be yours or your loved ones wish to be cremated, Brunel Funeral Directors are here to remove the burden of arranging a funeral and offer the Brunel Service which is a simple 20-minute service for £1950. The service will be held at either Canford or South Bristol Crematorium at 9.00, 9.30 or 10.00am.


Situated on Bridgewater Road, Bedminster Down in Bristol, South Bristol Crematorium is just a short drive from our funeral home in Westbury on Trym – and currently has a capacity for 100 mourners.

There is free car parking for all users – both outside the office and to the right of the chapel – including parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. For those using public transport, there is a bus stop within 150m of the crematorium and the closest train station is Parson Street, just a 40-minute walk.


The cemetery grounds are quiet and designed to offer comfort to the bereaved. South Bristol Crematorium provides facilities to accommodate the needs of all mourners attending a cremation service.

These include:

  • A sound system which can be heard both inside and outside of the chapel
  • An induction loop for those who use hearing aids
  • Disabled access (if required)

On top of this, large print hymn books are available for religious services and there’s the option to play CDs and tapes at South Bristol Crematorium. Hymn books have been removed during the pandemic. 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

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

Leave your number below for a call to discuss your situation

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

    South Bristol Crematorium - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the parking like at South Bristol Crematorium?

    If you’re thinking of driving to South Bristol Crematorium, but worried about finding somewhere to park, we can assure you that there is sufficient car parking available in front of the office.

    Parking is free to all users and there are disabled spaces that don’t need to be booked in advance, just remember to display your Blue Badge. The car park doesn’t have a height restriction barrier either, and there are no designated drop-off points.

    How do you book a cremation at South Bristol Crematorium?

    To book a cremation at South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium, you will need to make an appointment before visiting the office (open from 9.00am till 4.00pm, Monday to Friday). Or, if you prefer, we can take care of the arrangements on your behalf – giving you one less thing to worry about.

    Our Brunel cremation is an all-inclusive service that costs £1950 and includes:

    • a simple 30-minute service
    • the conveyancing of the deceased into our care
    • a basic coffin and gown
    • the completion of the necessary documentation
    • the provision of a hearse, funeral directors and pallbearers on the day
    • the scattering of ashes or collection from the crematorium/funeral home
    • all disbursements (i.e. crematorium fees, doctors fees, minister fees, etc.)

    If you’d like to know more about booking a cremation service at South Bristol Crematorium, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Can service booklets be provided in Braille and/or large print?

    Absolutely! If anyone attending the service is visually impaired or blind – or you want to accommodate the needs of those who struggle to read the small print (even with their glasses on!) – documents can be requested in Braille or large font. This could be anything from the order of service to the prayers, readings and any songs. And remember, assistance dogs are welcome.

    The staff at South Bristol Crematorium also receive disability awareness and equality training. Some even have BSL (British Sign Language) skills. Although these members of staff aren’t always on duty, this is a service that can be provided.

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