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Live streams and recordings

You can now ask your funeral director to have the funeral service streamed live online or recorded.   

As our lives get busier and friends and families spread out across the globe, it can prove difficult to come together to mourn the loss of a loved one. It’s also unfortunate that friends and relatives can sometime miss a ceremony for reasons such as a hospital stay or long-term health issues. 

Livestreaming 

There’s a small, unobtrusive camera in crematorium chapels, focused on the minister or celebrant giving the service. Chapels have microphones around the room to reflect the full ambience during the service. 

How to book 

Contact your funeral director to book a live stream, which must be done at least 48 working hours before the service.   

You’ll be given step-by-step instructions and a secure username and password, which can then be shared. Viewers can log in ahead of time to check they can view the test stream before the funeral. Your funeral director can guide you through the process. There is a charge to access the live stream.

Email the bereavement services team at crematorium@bcpcouncil.gov.uk for more information.   

Interruptions to broadband 

Due to the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that a livestreamed service will not be interrupted or error free due to broadband service. 

Recordings  

For a lasting memorial, the funeral service can be recorded, for a fee.   

You can choose from a sound-only recording on CD or a high-quality filmed recording on DVD, Blu-ray or USB. If the service included an audio-visual tribute, this is also available on DVD.   

Copies can be ordered up to 30 days after the service. Recordings can be arranged through your funeral director.