Chelmsford Cemetery closed
Chelmsford Cemetery is now closed to public visits.
These measures will be introduced with effect from Tuesday 31 March 2020.
The Crematorium and Cemetery remains open for funeral services only.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these measures may cause, but we feel that it is vital to protect our community from unnecessary travel and social contact, as well as to ensure that our service can continue with minimal disruption.
Memorial Chapel closed
In line with the latest government advice, the memorial chapel is now closed to public visits until further notice.
You can still view the Book of Remembrance.
Crematorium and Burial Services
Crematorium and Burial Services will continue at Chelmsford Crematorium, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford.
Following Public Health England’s, the government, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s advice, we continue our risk-based approach to limit and avoid the spread of coronavirus by limiting attendants at funeral services/gatherings to attendees who are the immediate family. This includes:
- spouses or partners
- parents or carers
- brothers or sisters
- children and their partners
To further ensure that such social and personal distancing among these family groups can be observed at all times, it is necessary to also introduce changes to limit capacity and numbers of immediate family attending funeral services. This means:
- seating within the South Chapel will allow a maximum of 20 people, spaced out to allow appropriate personal distancing with no standing room provided
- seating within the North Chapel will allow a maximum of 10 people, spaced out to allow appropriate personal distancing with no standing room provided
These measures will be introduced with effect from Wednesday 25 March 2020.
We are absolutely committed to keeping our most essential services running during the outbreak.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these measures may cause, but we feel that it is vital to protect our community from unnecessary travel and social contact, as well as to ensure that the service itself can continue with minimal disruption.
Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium office closed
We have made a slight change to our Cemetery and Crematorium service in the light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The bereavement service will continue operating as normal.
However, to ensure that this vital function can continue and to protect staff and residents as much as possible, the Crematorium office on Writtle Road is closed to customer visits in person with immediate effect (from Thursday 19 March).
The service will still respond to any enquiries by telephone and email. You can contact the Bereavement Office by phone on 01245 605630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All other essential City Council services are running as normal. Any updates will be posted to this page.