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Coronavirus advice for Bereavement Services

The Bereavement Services office is open between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but will be closed between 1pm and 2pm.

There will be no face-to-face enquiries with the Bereavement Services office until further notice. Please contact us on 0191 433 3816, 0191 433 3811 or 0191 433 3815. You can also email us at

Services can go ahead for burial of ashes. Where a transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial is required, this will need to be fully completed before a burial of ashes can be booked.

We are able to accept applications for memorials, wall or kerb plaques and grave searches can now go ahead. However due to deadlines, Book of Remembrance entries will be processed but there maybe a delay in acknowledging receipt of these.

For more information visit our cemeteries and crematoria pages.

Information on how to register a death in Gateshead.
What to do if a death occurs in a hospital or elsewhere.
Independent, civil and municipal funerals explained.
Information about buying a grave and the types of grave available.
Guidance for having cremated remains buried in a grave.
Moving a body overseas and repatriation.
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