Independent family owned funeral directors

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Rainham Office01634 373111

GENERAL HELP

Registering a Death

A death must be registered by law in the district in which it has occurred and under normal* circumstances the doctor's certificate giving the cause of death should be taken to the Registrar's Office with, if possible, the deceased's medical card and birth certificate.

Procedure

The procedure for registering a death is a simple question and answer interview between the Registrar and the informant.

The following questions will be asked:

  • Date and place of birth and death
  • Full name of deceased
  • Marriage status of deceased
  • Home address of deceased
  • Last or present occupation of deceased

If deceased is:

  • Female (either married or a widow), her maiden name and her husband's full name and occupation
  • Married at date of death, the date of birth of the surviving partner
  • In receipt of a Service Pension the Registrar will require the Pension Book

Documention

The Registrar will issue a GREEN CERTIFICATE* which will be required by our office for either cremation or burial. Copies of the death certificate may be obtained from the Registrar for Insurance purposes, probate, friendly societies and private pension schemes.

Further copies may be obtained for claiming on the following:

  • Trustee Savings Bank
  • Banks
  • Post Office Savings Account
  • National Savings Certificates
  • Premium Bonds, etc

OFFICES

Rainham

130-132 High Street,
Rainham,
Kent ME8 8AR.


01634 373111

Gillingham

127 Watling Street,
Gillingham,
Kent ME7 2YY.


01634 855558

Chatham

25 New Road,
Chatham,
Kent ME4 4QJ.


01634 408777

Parkwood

31 Parkwood Green,
Rainham,
Kent ME8 9PW.


01634 386999


Registrars Offices

Medway

Northgate,
Rochester,
Kent, ME1 1LS.
Tel: 01634 338998

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm
By appointment

Maidstone

Kent History & Library Centre,
James Whatman Way,
Maidstone,
Kent ME14 1LQ
Tel: 03000 41 51 51

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm
By appointment

Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne Library,
Central Avenue,
Sittingbourne,
Kent ME10 4AH.
Tel: 03000 41 51 51

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm
By appointment

Canterbury

Wellington House,
4 St. Stephens Road,
Canterbury,
Kent ME10 4AH.
Tel: 03000 41 51 51

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm
By appointment

Sheppey

Sheerness Library,
Russell Street,
Sheerness,
Kent ME10 4AH.
Tel: 03000 41 51 51

Either Tuesday or Thursday

By appointment which can be made by telephoning the Sittingbourne Office.

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Registered in England and Wales no 8906218; registered office: 130-132 High Street, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 8AR.