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Coroner, Registration of Death & Repatriation

  • When do I need to register a death by?

By law, all deaths in England and Wales must be registered, normally within five days (unless by prior arrangement with the registrar). It is better to call ahead to the Register Office  and make an appointment. There is no rush and you can take your time, however a funeral cannot take place until the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) has been issued and the death has been registered.

  • Registering a still birth

A stillbirth should be registered within 42 days.

Sometimes a stillbirth can be registered after 42 days – the register office can explain when this can happen. You can name the baby in the register.

Contact a register office to register the stillbirth. Click here to read more: https://www.gov.uk/register-stillbirth

  • What if the coroner is involved?

The coroner will be involved if your loved one’s death is unexpected, or in some other circumstances, for example, if the death follows soon after arriving into hospital. The certification and registration procedures are then different, and we will explain this to you in detail, and how it may affect the timing of the funeral. Click here to read more https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/when-a-death-is-reported-to-a-coroner

  • What happens about the funeral if the coroner is involved?

You can provisionally meet with us, and start to make the funeral arrangements, but nothing can be confirmed until the coroner has completed their procedures and has released your loved one for burial or cremation.

  • How do I register a death?

You will need to collect a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)  from the hospital/GP surgery, then telephone the Registrar Office to make an appointment to register your loved one’s death. Due to Covid-19 this may be done by telephone, electronically and/or by post

  • Who can register a death?

You can choose to register the death yourself or you may ask a relative to do this. The person’s executor, other legal representative, someone else who was present at the death, another occupant of the house where the death occurred, an official from the hospital where the death occurred or the person making the arrangements with the funeral director may also register the death. Click here to read more https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and-wills/what-to-do-after-a-death/

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Our premises

Our bright and beautiful premises are accessible to everyone, regardless of where you live, as we offer home visits and a free pick-up service for people wanting to visit us to make arrangements or spend time with their loved one, whilst they are in our care.


Remembrance and Smaran offer services to people throughout Greater Manchester and surrounding Glossop. Our team live across the whole of this area, and many families choose to use us, even when we aren’t the closest funeral director to them because they have previously experienced the amazing care and support from Stacey, or they have been recommended by other families that have used us. You can still use our services, even if we aren’t on your doorstep, and benefit from our personalised, fair-priced funerals.

We will happily meet you at your home to sort out the funeral arrangements, and it helps, we can collect you to visit and spend time with your loved one in our Remembrance Room. Wherever you live, we are a caring, professional and customer-focussed team and we will always be as accessible to you as if we were just round the corner from you.

Our premises have full disabled access, free parking and are monitored by Verisure responsive security.

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