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Weddings, ceremonies and birth registrations

Birth registrations are currently taking place. Death registrations are being made by phone.

From 21 June 2021, the number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership will be decided by how many people the venue can safely accommodate. This will be based on a COVID-19 risk assessment of the venue and the measures put in place to limit the risk of transmission. 

There will no longer be a maximum number of 30 people.

Our registration service is open, including Medway Register Office.

Funerals and cremations 

Medway Crematorium grounds and memorial garden are open. You should follow government guidance on social distancing when you visit.

Up to 50 people can attend a funeral at Medway Crematorium. 

There is no limit to the number of people who can attend a graveside funeral at all cemeteries. 

Up to 30 people can attend memorial services, scattering ashes or interment of cremated remains.

Our Chapel of Meditation, which holds our books of remembrance, is open.

Both chapels will run 60-minute service slots.

The East Chapel will start on the hour, with the West Chapel starting at half past the hour.

Read the latest advice on attending the crematorium and cemeteries, including advice on social distancing.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering in all our venues. This includes Medway Register Office and the crematorium chapels. Find out more about face coverings.

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