Bereavement services


Bereavement services

  1. Bereavement services

    Information about the services we offer plus sources of help and support.

  2. Distington Hall Crematorium

    The crematorium serves Copeland and Allerdale.

  3. Death and bereavement

    On this page we hope to help you through this difficult time by giving you all the information you need when you have suffered a bereavement.  This includes registering a death, making funeral arrangements, types of funeral service, legal advice, wills and financial advice.

  4. Funeral arrangements

    Guidance on how to arrange a funeral and things to consider.

  5. Distington Hall Crematorium

    Distington Hall Crematorium is set in very pleasant surroundings in the north of the borough and serves the majority of Copeland and most of the south of Allerdale.

  6. Copeland's cemeteries

    Cemeteries are located in Whitehaven (adjacent to  the St Bees Road), Hensingham, Beckermet, Netherwasdale and Millom.

  7. Tell us once

    Recently bereaved Copeland residents can now take advantage of our new service.

  8. Transferring burial deeds

    How to transfer Exclusive Rights of Burial deeds for cemetery plots.

  9. Keeping your cemeteries safe

    We are testing all the headstones and memorials in our cemeteries to make sure they are still standing secure.

  10. Memorial testing - why we do it

    This press release helps explain why we test all headstones and memorials, and lay them down if they are unsafe. It was issued by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.


  11. Notice of cremation

    Form to use to notify us of your wishes regarding a cremation and strewing of ashes. This can be completed by you or your funeral director.

  12. Memorials

    We offer you the opportunity to commemorate a loved one by dedicating a bench in their memory at our cemeteries or at Distington Hall crematorium.

  13. Bereavement services medical certificate

    Form to be completed by a General Practitioner regarding details of the deceased.

  14. Memorial bench application form

    Please complete the memorial bench application form if you'd like a memorial bench to be installed. It should then be returned to: Distington Crematorium, Distington, Workington, CA14 4QY.

  15. Notice of Interment form

    To instruct us on your wishes. To be completed by you or the funeral director.

  16. Cemetery and crematorium fees 2016/17

    A list of our fees for cemetery and crematorium services for 2016-17

  17. What is probate and do I need it?
  18. Book of remembrance

    Welcome to the Distington hall book of remembrance. To view entries on-line, we recommend you use a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. To access the site directly please visit http:// .  

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