Bereavement Services

We help with arranging a funeral, remembering a loved one and supporting you through the difficult time. Our Bereavement Guide provides information, help and support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have introduced stricter limits on guests to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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When someone dies, our aim is to make things as easy and stress free as possible with clear information and a dedicated Bereavement Services Team. We can offer you advice on all aspects of burial, cremation and memorial. We support you in making the right decisions for you and your loved ones. You can reach us during normal office hours on 01202 128111.

Our information video provides an introduction to Bereavement Services, the crematorium and cemeteries. What to expect when attending a service, plus memorial options available.




Bournemouth Bereavement Services are members of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM). We have achieved the gold standard in bereavement services.

Find out more about our cemeteries and crematoria, and about fees and prices for the current year.


What To Do When Someone Dies: First Steps

After a family member or loved one passes away you need to inform a number of people and organisations and complete certain documents needed by law

The Funeral

If you need to arrange a funeral in Bournemouth, either a burial or a cremation, here is some information on what you'll need to do

If A Death Is Referred To The Coroner

Information regarding what happens if a death is referred to the Coroner.

Coping With Bereavement

Guide to coping with bereavement. Includes some links to some charities that could offer further help and support

The Estate

How to sort out the deceased's Estate, apply for probate and what to do if there isn't a will. The Estate includes money, property and possessions.


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Cemeteries including opening times