We are open and available to assist you if you need us. Please find the latest updates below. Our Canterbury site reopened on Monday 27 th July (9.30am – 4.30pm). As with our Herne Bay site our preferred method of making funeral arrangements is via
telephone/email/Zoom. If you wish to make arrangements at our Canterbury site the
conditions are as for our Herne Bay site – please see the bullet points below.
If you need to visit our Herne Bay site to drop off clothing, collect Cremated Remains, choose a coffin etc. please restrict your visit to no more than 2 people and call us to make an appointment; we can then make sure that someone will be available to assist you.
We are still making funeral arrangements through our Herne Bay site via
telephone/email/Zoom etc. This has been working very effectively throughout lockdown
and remains our preferred method at this time. If you wish to visit our Herne Bay office to
make arrangements in person we will require you to abide by the following conditions:
We are pleased to announce that we can offer limousines for our clients. There remain
some restrictions to this service which your funeral director will discuss with you.
All local crematoriums are still restricting the numbers of attendees to a funeral but they have increased the capacity.
Barham Crematorium will allow 23 people in their chapel from Monday 6 th July.
Thanet Crematorium will allow 24 people in their chapel. Social distancing guidelines muststill be followed.
Please be aware that the wearing of face masks is compulsory at all Crematoriums for the duration of your attendance.
Services at the crematoriums can be web-cast so that people who are unable to attend can still experience the service. Please contact us for details of specific crematoriums. Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable Cemeteries have closed their chapels until further notice. All funerals in the cemeteries will be graveside services. Canterbury City Council requires that you limit the attendees 30 people. Burial and strewing of Ashes are now available again.
Funeral services are now available at most churches. The maximum number of people allowed to attend is 30, but there will be certain restrictions at some of the smaller churches. We will be able to advise you at the time of need.
It goes without saying that this has been a very difficult time for everyone, particularly if you have experienced a bereavement. We understand that these restrictions will be challenging for you all but we will continue to provide support, advice and assistance to the best of our abilities and please understand that none of these decisions have been taken lightly by anyone involved in providing funeral services. We would like to thank all our clients and families that we have met throughout the last 6 months for showing an unprecedented level of patience and understanding. Thank you for your continued support.
Herne Bay Office
94 Station Road
Kent CT6 5QB
Telephone 01227 374995
Kent CT1 2HG
Telephone 01227 787801
A Welch and Sons Ltd | Registered UK Company No. 00459014
Registered office: 94 Station Road, Herne Bay CT6 5QB