In line with recent government guidance from 8 August, face coverings are required to be worn in all our Crematoria by Mourners, Funeral Directors, their staff and also Ministers and celebrants.
This doesn’t apply to children under the age of 11.
Ministers and Celebrants should wear face coverings while liaising with chapel staff, mourners before and after the service (whilst indoors) but may be removed during the service if they are more than 2 metres away from mourners.
Our staff will also be required to wear face coverings in the chapels when managing/co-ordinating the chapel services.
Singing: There is a no singing policy.
The gardens are now open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Sunday.
Please observe social distancing rules.
Funerals can be attended no more than 30 mourners from Monday 6th July 2020.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this difficult and unprecedented time.
The London Cremation Company plc
The Garden of England Crematorium was built by the London Cremation Company plc and opened on 1st August 2003.
The company owns and operates crematoria in London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Kent.
It is owned by the Cremation Society of Great Britain, a registered charity founded in 1874 for the purpose of promoting cremation as an acceptable alternative to burial. The Society established Great Britain’s first crematorium at Woking in Surrey in 1885, which the company still owns and operates to this day.