Every corner of society is going through unprecedented times and we are all doing our best to abide by government recommendations to limit the risk of contamination and the Coronavirus spreading.

T.J. Parry & Family are very proud and honoured to be able to assist families with organising Funeral services that celebrate and truly reflect a loved one’s life, where large numbers of mourners and different requests are always welcomed.

It is with a saddened and heavy heart, that we must inform our local community that funerals as we know them must change with immediate effect until further notice. Through the government, Public Health England, local authorities, and S.A.I.F recommendations, we will have to limit the number of people attending a funeral on all current and future funeral services.

We have been advised that 15-20 mourners are a maximum for cremations and 12 mourners for burials.

T.J. Parry & Family maintain our exceptional high standards and care for the community through these difficult times, and will be there to guide and support families through this difficult time while following the government guidelines.

We hope that people understand the situation we are in as a company and industry, our new policies are not ideal and far from the service we would like to provide but they will enable small funerals to continue, as long as the general public support and adhere to the safety measure we have implemented.

  • Immediate family includes; partners, parents, children, siblings and grand-children. We would also like mourners to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. We are aware that at this sad time the comfort of your family is greatly received, but for the foreseeable we’d like you to practice social distancing within the Chapel

Free webcasting of services to be provided.

  • We are pleased to be able to offer free webcasting of services, a service that is usually chargeable. This will allow those outside of the immediate family to be present, remotely.

Hymn books will be removed.

  • As most services have a bespoke Order of Service, the decision has been made to take away the Hymn books during this uncertain time.

Closing of curtains

  • We have been advised that at the end of all services the curtains should close around a loved ones coffin to reduce the risk of contamination. We can under exceptional circumstances leave the curtains open, providing that no contact with the coffin occurs.

Family Consultations

  • T. J. Parry & Family will be offering consultations via the internet, telephone and email for those unable to leave the house.

  • Mourner infected with COVID-19 or those who are self-isolating should NOT attend funerals.
  • Under no circumstances should any mourner with any symptom of COVID-19 attend any element of the funeral. The same goes for anyone who is self-isolating, please adhere to the government guidelines and stay at home. As above, we can give you access remotely.

Hand washing

  • We encourage all mourners to wash their hands at any given opportunity and follow the government guidelines on handwashing. We would also advise against hand shaking and other physical contact.

Scattering of ashes

  • At this present time, the scattering of ashes has been suspended until further notice.

We thank you for taking the time to read through the current guidelines. As the world-wide situation is ever changing, we will update these guidelines when we are offered new advice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the T.J. Parry team on 01283 205285, as always we are here for you 24 hours a day.