Chapel attendance

The number of attendees at a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place. There will no longer be a maximum number of attendees. You should establish the safe capacity of the venue with the venue manager whilst organising the funeral. All reasonable measures should be put in place to maintain social distancing and keep those attending safe.

Following these guidelines we have increased the numbers in chapel to:

  • Sutton Chapel max
  • Bandon Hill Chapel max 60

Excess mourners will have to stand outside at a distance. The above numbers exclude the person officiating the service.

Chapel information

  • Hand gel stations will be in placed outside the chapel with the mourners encouraged to use  the gel.
  • Masks are expected to be worn in the chapel.
  • Bluetooth speaker will be available from the family to be use and operated by a nominated person from the family.
  • The Chapel doors will remain open for ventilation
  • The Funeral Director will take the coffin into the chapel, they will leave when the family can enter.


 When the service is over the family leave the chapel when the Funeral Director will enter and remove the coffin to the hearse


Months Monday - Friday Saturday, Sundays, Public Holidays
January, November December   9am- 4pm   9am- 4pm
February, March, October  9am- 5pm   9am- 5pm
April and September  9am- 7pm   9am- 7pm
May, June, July, August  9am- 8pm   9am- 8pm

Christmas and New Year Times

9am- 4pm for 2 weeks during Christmas and New Year

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm 


Children visiting must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cars are not admitted into the grounds except for funerals or by prior arrangement with the cemetery office No vans or commercial vehicles except with cemetery office work permit.

NO DOGS ALLOWED (except guide dogs).