Cemetery Improvement Works
Improvement works will be commencing 1 November 2021 at the Priory Woods Cemetery.
Various works are to be carried out on site and at times disruption may be caused. We in advance apologise for any upset or inconvenience the ongoing works may have.
There will be an increased presence of works contractors and plant and machinery within the cemetery throughout the duration of the ongoing works. The Contractors understand the sensitivities surrounding working within a cemetery setting and will at all times try to be respectful.
Internments taking place will be unaffected by the works being undertaken.
The Principle works contractor will be GEO Houltons.
Various works will be carried out with an expected completion date by the summer 2022. The Visitor Centre is being upgraded and once completed and re-opened will have a physical presence during Bereavement Services office opening hours, additionally, there will be upgrades to -
- the car parking area
- the baby cemetery area.
The project will be completed by the creation and installation of greater opportunities to memorialise a loved one.
If any questions or queries exist please email: Bereavement.Services@hullcc.gov.uk or telephone 01482 614 976 . Bereavement Services staff will be happy to help you.
As of Monday 19 July, 150 people can be seated downstairs in the large chapel.
All people must be seated with no standing for the time being. There is no standing or sitting in the foyers or outside the chapels etc. Any attendances above 150 must stand outside for example if they haven’t got a chair inside they must go outside. As advised for the time being the upstairs is not to be used.
Although 150 is the maximum, families are still advised to consider keeping attendances as small as possible, we encourage the use of safer options such as webcasting rather than being at the service itself.
In the small chapel, 44 people can be seated, again there is no standing room, no chairs now at open doors.
Singing is permitted and playing of musical instruments; however, families again should think about and balance the risks.
We will not be removing the perspex barriers where the minister stand for the foreseeable.
At Eastern Chapel the maximum attendance capacity currently is 88 inside the chapel itself. There is no restriction for outside gatherings, although people are recommended to be sensible and responsible and take adequate covid precautions.
Although there is no legal requirement from Monday 19 July to wear face coverings, significant risks still exist meeting indoors in large numbers. The infection rates remain very high and covid is spreading quickly and easily within our communities. Visitors entering the chapels are still advised to wear face coverings and try and maintain social distancing if possible and try and avoid physical interactions.
Covid most easily spreads through close contact inside. Visitors need to be aware of the risks and take appropriate precautions, the wearing of face coverings is recommended the whole time whilst within the building and in close contact with others.
QR codes are still on display so visitors are still asked to check into the buildings and help with the Governments Track and Trace system.
If you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms and could possibly have Covid 19 you should stay at home and get tested. You should not put anyone else at risk of infection.
Extremely vulnerable people should consider watching remotely and not place themselves at undue risk. If you do need to attend, you should -
- avoid close contacts
- wear a face covering
- sit towards the back of the chapel allowing you to enter after others
- leave before the risk of coming into close contact with others
In order to maintain covid safety we are operating a strict appointment only service.
If you wish to discuss a bereavement service related matter please ring 01482 614 976 for help and if necessary to book an appointment to see a bereavement officer.
The building has been assessed and is covid secure. Visitors entering the building will be required to wear a face covering and sanitise their hands.
We provide support and advice on all issues relating to -
- cemeteries and burials
- funerals - arranging a funeral and expenses
- memorials and after cremation commemoratives
- family history and historical information
We have five cemeteries and one crematorium located within the city boundary, these are -
When making a request for appointments, advice or information we need -
- your name, address and telephone number
- the best time to contact you
- details of the advice you require
If you have any further questions please contact bereavement services -
- telephone 01482 614 976
- email email@example.com
- complete below online form
For more information on Public Health Funeral Policy access PDF document below.
Opening hoursMonday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hull City Council
Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium
Grounds opening hours - 1 April - 31 October
Monday - Sunday 8.30am - 7.30pm
Grounds opening hours 1 November - 31 March
Monday - Sunday 8.30am - 4.30pm (other access gates may be closed earlier)
The Chanterlands crematorium book of remembrance is now open everyday between 8.30am to 4.30pm.