Births, deaths and ceremonies

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    flowersBirths and ceremonies

    The Register Office is open for the registration of births by appointment only.   

    Register a birth

    You may now book notice of marriages online.

    Make an appointment to give notice of marriage

    Small weddings are able to go ahead with 6 guests attending (excluding the registrars).

    Subject to the outcome of the Scientific Events Research Programme, we are pleased to announce the following lifting of restrictions:

    • from 12 April 2021 weddings with up to 15 guests in attendance
    • from 17 May 2021 weddings with up to 30 guest in attendance
    • from 21 June 2021 weddings with no legal limit

    Registering a death

    Deaths will continue to be registered by telephone once an appointment has been made. To make an appointment to register a death, call 01895 250418.

    Breakspear Crematorium

    Following an assessment of the available chapels at the crematorium, a decision has been made to allow a maximum of 25 people to attend each service. 

    Visitors are reminded to observe the government's social distancing guidelines at all times.

    Wall-mounted hand sanitisers are available for use at all entrances.

    You will need to wear a face covering within the chapel and crematorium.

    Families wishing to carry the coffin during a service will need to wear gloves in addition to face coverings.

    Page last updated: 29 Mar 2021