Golders Green Crematorium

                                                  NOTICE

24th March 2020

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to develop, I want to reassure you The London Cremation Company’s priority is to continue to provide the very highest quality of service to our clients while protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors.  As you would expect, we have taken a number of proactive steps in both regards.

We are making decisions based on official advice from Government and health authorities for our crematoria at: London – Golders Green and St Marylebone, East Finchley;  Surrey – Woking; Oxfordshire – Banbury; Kent – Sittingbourne and Gravesend and have gone further where we believe it is the responsible thing to do.

Please note with immediate effect all our garden grounds are closed to the general public and all visitors.

Book of Remembrance, Columbaria and Chapel of Memory are also closed as well as the Jewish Shrine.

The general public will be able to attend funerals only. 

Funerals can be attended by immediate family only and no more than 10 mourners.

No staff have recently travelled to any high risk countries or have knowingly been in direct contact with anyone who has.  Additionally, all staff members are required to follow recently issued Government guidelines and if they are showing any symptoms to identify themselves and self-isolate.

We have prepared extensively to ensure we can maintain service levels should, as increasingly seems likely, our people and teams need to work remotely or become ill in the coming weeks and months.

I want to reassure you that the plans we have put in place are designed to minimise the impact on our clients and staff while continuing to conduct business as usual.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this difficult and unprecedented time.

Stephen Wright
Managing Director

The London Cremation Company plc

The following pages describe the kinds of memorial available at Golders Green Crematorium, and what arrangements can be made for the final resting place of the cremated remains. We very much hope that one of them may be in sympathy with your own feelings.

When your sense of loss is keenest, it needs to be expressed. To be able to visit a personal memorial and spend a quiet time in thought can be a great comfort.

You are welcome to visit the Garden of Rest and the Chapel of Memory at any time during the hours when the crematorium is open. We hope that you will feel something of the peace that is associated with Golders Green.

If you would like further information or advice, the Memorial Counsellors or other members of the crematorium staff will be glad to help.

The Garden of Rest

Our aim in creating the twelve-acre Garden of Rest has been to establish a living memorial of great beauty that is personal to each and every visitor, and dedicated to every name recorded here.

Every March and April spring arrives, bringing a variety of fresh colour. First the crocuses appear, tens of thousands of them, then the beautiful spring-flowering shrubs such as azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. These are followed in May and June by the vibrant colours of the roses.

Many people continue to visit the gardens months, years or even decades after they first came to commemorate a loved one here, and their devotion is a tribute to the peace and tranquillity found in these grounds.