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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Useful contacts

Coronavirus update

Health Protection regulations have come into force requiring the closure of crematoria to the general public except for those mourners attending pre-arranged services.

The Taunton Crematorium remains open for pre-arranged services and is staffed but we ask that contact with the office is made by phone or email not face to face.

We continue to conduct services and are asking for reduced attendances with a maximum of 25 people.

All our cemeteries remain open at this time in line with Government advice and we ask visitors to observe the appropriate social distancing.

Please note the cemetery at the Taunton Crematorium is open to the public with some restrictions in place while works are being undertaken.

Please contact us with any enquiries you have about our cemeteries or crematorium:

Some useful contacts that can support you following the death of someone close and to help you to understand your grief and cope with your loss.

Contact name Contact phone
Bereavement Advice Centre Phone: 0800 082 1215
St Margaret’s Hospice Care Phone: 0845 070 8910
Musgrove Bereavement Support Phone: 01823 343753
Samaritans Phone: 01823 288998
Cruse Bereavement Care Phone: 01458 898211
MIND in Somerset

Phone: 01935 474875

Phone: 01823 334906

Government Support Services  
NHS  
Citizens Advice Phone: 0344 488 9623
Simplify Probate Phone: 01789 777358
Money Advice Service Phone: 0800 138 1777
Carers UK Phone: 020 7490 8818
Child Death Helpline Phone: 0800 282986
Winston’s Wish Phone: 0808 802 0021
Child Bereavement UK Phone: 0800 028 8840
Miscarriage Association Phone: 01924 200799
Still Birth and Neonatal Death Charity Phone: 020 7436 7940
National Association of Funeral Directors Phone: 0845 230 1343
Natural Death Centre Phone: 01962 712690
Funeral Guide