Funerals during Coronavirus restrictions

Penmount memorial grounds have now re-opened. The crematorium buildings are open to people attending funeral services and other visitors to the crematorium. 


The Books of Remembrance can be viewed in the windows at the front of the main crematorium building. As usual the pages displayed will be the current days date and no others. Staff can arrange for pages to be turned upon request.


The Columbarium is now accessible. Please follow directions as posted and socially distance, as well using the hand sanitiser provided. 


Floral tributes can be left on the Flower Terrace or in the memorial grounds.

Attending a funeral

The social distancing rules operating due to Coronavirus have caused some changes in the way that funerals are held. 

Funerals in Kernow chapel can be attended by a maximum of 50 people and Trelawny up to 96 people. External events such as stone settings and resting of ashes no longer have a limit on the number who can attend.

Masks are no longer mandatary but wearing them inside the chapels would be appreciated. 

Arranging a funeral

Church of England churches are now open to hold services with restricted numbers. Please contact your local church for details.

Penmount Crematorium is operating as usual.  They are taking bookings for funeral services to be held Monday to Friday, and if required on Saturdays and Sundays. They can webcast or record the service for future viewing if you would like – please do not hesitate to ask.

Burials are also proceeding as usual.

Preparations for the outbreak

The Coronavirus outbreak is expected to result in more deaths than usual in Cornwall.  For this reason you may notice that preparations are taking place in cemeteries and some more graves are being prepared.

The opening hours at the crematorium are also under constant review and will be extended if necessary.

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