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Definition of Bereavement 

"Bereavement is a period of mourning or or state of intense grief, especially following the death of a loved one.  Bereavement is often a process that includes going through several stages of grief.  Bereavement can also be used more generally to mean the state of having lost something very dear."

In the UK there have been an increasing death everyday.  Someone you know, family member's or friends may be affected by this so we have put together some information below which may help in these tough times. The GOV.UK website has a very useful step by step guide for what to do when someone dies

Register a death

Families of those who have sadly passed away will not need to visit the registry office. Please book an appointment online for a telephone death registration. 

If you can't book online

For those who can't book online, our phone line is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tel: 020 7364 7880 

Weekend emergency burial notice service

Contact our weekend and bank holiday emergency burial notice service:

  • Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 07946 390 834

Help and Guidance for Families