Due to Covid 19 Alert Level 2 restrictions there are some implications for funeral services:
  1. A maximum of 100 people per discrete area – this means we can still accommodate a large public service at our Chapel of W. Abraham by seating 100 people in the main Chapel and another 100 people in our adjacent Reception Lounge.
  2. Catering after the service is still allowed, but must be broken into groups of 100 as above.
Please talk to us about all of your options.
While the average number of attendees at a funeral in Taranaki is around 80 people, the Alert Level 2 restrictions have some implications for larger services. The new rules require:
  1. A maximum of 100 people per discrete area – this means we can still accommodate a large public service at our Chapel of W. Abraham by seating 100 people in the main Chapel and another 100 people in our adjacent Reception Lounge.
  2. Catering after the service is still allowed, but must be broken into groups of 100 as above.
Please talk to us about all of your options.

Private Farewell Options

  1. Chapel Of W. Abraham – A private invite only service of up to 100 people
  2. Remembrance Chapel and Crematorium –  A private invite only service of up to 30 people, followed by a public memorial service when all restrictions are lifted.
  3. Direct Cremation – the cremation occurs as soon as possible with no viewing or family attending

All of these can be followed up with a Memorial Service once we move back to Alert Level 1

Memorial Service Options

Public Funeral with more than 100 people

We can seat 100 people in the main chapel, with 100 people in the reception lounge.

These groups of 100 cannot mix and must stay separated.

Catering can be provided following the separation guidelines.

Public Funeral with less than 100 people

  1. A Public Service in our chapel when family are confident attendees will not exceed 100 people, followed by a cup of tea in our reception lounge.
  2. A Public Service in our Remembrance Chapel and Crematorium when family are confident attendees will not exceed 30 people
Get in touch with us

06 757 5210

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North Taranaki
366 – 374 Devon St East
New Plymouth

South Taranaki
28 Cambria St
Hawera

Email: info@wabraham.co.nz
Phone: 06 757 5210
Fax: 06 758 2675