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Weddings, ceremonies and birth registrations

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

In line with the latest guidance, weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can now take place in some venues. Ceremonies are limited for up to 15 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.

There is a limit of 30 people attending a funeral.

A limit of 15 people attending 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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