Chelmsford City Council

Coronavirus guidance for Cemetery and Crematorium

You can visit the Cemetery from 9am to 6.30pm every day, including bank holidays. You can read about the recent changes we've made due to coronavirus.

Attending a funeral

The government's guidance gives an expectation for people to continue to wear a face covering in some circumstances. For example, when you are in enclosed spaces or coming into contact with people you don’t usually meet.

If you are attending a funeral, we ask that you:

  • wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • use the hand sanitiser at the front of each chapel
  • scan the QR code for NHS Test and Trace at the entrance of each chapel

Bereavement Services office

The Bereavement Services office is open for general enquiries in person:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
  • Weekends and bank holidays: closed

We want to continue to keep our customers safe. Therefore, you should call us or contact us online ahead to discuss and to arrange an appointment, if:

  • you have a more complex enquiry, or
  • want to collect cremated remains

We will deal with online enquiries and telephone calls:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm (4.45pm on Fridays)

You can contact us online or call us on 01245 605630.

Crematorium and burial services

There is no longer a limit on the number of people that can attend a funeral.

Maximum seating capacity is:

  • 30 in the North Chapel
  • 100 in the South Chapel

There is no standing room in the Chapels or Foyer.

As we are asking you to continue to wear a face covering, there will be signage about this displayed in some areas. Our staff will continue to wear a face covering in the Chapel.

We ask that you scan the QR code at the entrance of each Chapel for NHS Test and Trace. We will no longer be collecting your contact details.

We encourage you to use the hand sanitiser which is available at the front of each Chapel. We will continue to clean the Chapel areas.

Opening times

The Cemetery grounds are open every day, including bank holidays. 

You can view the opening times.


The toilets are open to the public.

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    Last updated: 19 July 2021

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