upcoming funeral services

Upcoming Funeral Services

Name Date & time location
kaiapoi (03) 3277 499 christchurch (03) 379 9920

Covid-19 Update

At 6am on Sunday 28th Feb 2021, all regions outside of Auckland will enter Alert Level 2 of the New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Levels.
Our Funeral home remains open and you are welcome. We are determined to provide the best care and guidance for you at this difficult time. During Alert Level 2 we must operate under strict conditions, which are outlined below:

Funeral Services

Gatherings of up to 100 people are allowed for funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained, with attendees keeping 1 metre apart where possible.
The Ministry of Health requires us to capture the details of all people attending our services for tracking and tracing purposes. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Our Funeral Directors will utilise the use of web streaming technology to ensure those unable to attend in person, can view the service from the safety of their own home.
We can serve food and drink within our reception lounges. We do meet the physical distancing and hygiene requirements for food preparation and serving.

Cremations and Burials

Under Alert Level 2 cremations and burials will still take place, Cemeteries and crematoria are open and we can liaise with your chosen crematorium or cemetery for their guidelines under Alert Level 2.


Funeral arrangements can occur in our funeral home by appointment only. Please call ahead to make an appointment to visit the funeral home. We may need to limit the numbers attending the arrangement to respect social distancing protocols.


Viewings can occur by appointment only. The number of people who will be able to view the deceased at one time may need to be negotiated with the funeral director. This depends on the size of the viewing room, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene requirements. We will also keep a register for contact tracing purposes.

Our Facilities

We welcome you to our facilities. To help us manage everyone’s safety please call ahead if you are need to come to us. We will schedule a time for you to visit. Before and after your visit we will ensure all commonly touched objects and surfaces are cleaned.

Healthy Grieving

Know that you aren’t alone. These limitations will have an effect on the way we honour those we’ve lost but we are committed to helping you find innovative ways to connect with your loved ones and can still offer counselling over the phone.

Updated: 27 Feb 2021
call us today

John Rhind Christchurch on 03 379 9920 or John Rhind Kaiapoi on 03 327 7499

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