Updated April 2021
A message from Derek, Sarah
and the team at Mortons
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement made on Monday 4th January 2021 at 8.00 pm, there have been some changes to the general position regarding Funerals.
How many mourners can attend a funeral? Each venue (crematorium, church or cemetery) can set their own attendance limit up to a maximum of 30 people. Because each venue is different, we will advise you according to your choice. Some Crematoria have provided us with more specific information, which you can find below.
Can I still have a proper funeral? The simple answer is yes, you can. There are still many components of a funeral which you can choose to have, and again these vary between venues.
How can I be clear about what’s available at our preferred venue? Talk to us! We will be clear about what your choices are and advise you of choices elsewhere if that helps.
Are your Chapels of Rest open? Yes, they are. We will discuss this more fully with you when we are making funeral arrangements.
Can I choose the hearse and have limousines? Yes, you can. We have both Traditional Black Hearses and Limousines and Silver Hearses and Limousines. We are able to source other types of Hearse as well.
Can the cortège go via the family home? Yes, it can. We recognise this as an important part of the service we provide as it can give friends and neighbours an opportunity to say goodbye too.
Could things change again? It is possible. However, everyone is sensitive to the needs of grieving families and trying hard to balance this with keeping everyone safe. Rest assured that if anything does change we’d be in touch with you at the earliest opportunity.