Greenwich

Eltham Crematorium

Eltham Crematorium opening times and general information

The west chapel in Eltham CrematoriumRoyal Greenwich has one crematorium, which is located next to Eltham Cemetery.

Eltham Crematorium and Cemeteries Service secured a gold award in the 2014 ICCM (Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management) Charter for the Bereaved assessment.

Eltham Crematorium, also known as Falconwood, has two chapels and a garden of remembrance.

The crematorium is next to the cemetery. The entrance and exit gates to the crematorium are at the top end of Crown Woods Way.

The crematorium office is open:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday, 8.30am to 4pm

It is closed on weekends and bank holidays.

Funeral services are held Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.30pm.

Tours of Eltham Crematorium

We occasionally hold group tours of the facilities at the crematorium.

If you would like to view the crematory please visit us during working hours, when the staff will be happy to answer any questions and give a guided tour.

If you wish to see both chapels before you book a funeral service at Eltham Crematorium, please contact us and we will arrange an appointment for you.

Parking at Eltham Crematorium

The car park is located in the grounds and has 80 spaces, plus two spaces for people with disabled parking permits.

Gardens at Eltham Crematorium

The garden of remembrance, chapel of remembrance and memorial courts are open to visitors every day throughout the year:

  • April to September: 9am to 6.45pm
  • October to March: 9am to 3.45pm
  • Bank holidays: 9am to 3.45pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: 9am to 1.45pm

Please note that the garden of remembrance, chapel of remembrance and memorial courts are closed 15 minutes before the closing time of the main cemetery gates.

Chapels at Eltham Crematorium

There are two non-denominational chapels located at Eltham Crematorium. The original West Chapel opened in 1956 and the North Chapel was added in 1975.

The North Chapel has seating for 100 and room for 100 more to stand. The West Chapel has seating for 78, and room for an additional 50 people to stand.

The chapels can be booked for funerals from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.

Each funeral is allocated 45 minutes, which allows approximately 30 minutes for the service. If you require more time, the service time can be extended for an additional fee. This must be arranged at the time of booking the funeral.

Both chapels have wheelchair access, waiting areas, and toilets.

Arrangements can be made for a small number of mourners to view the coffin being placed into the cremator following the service.

The Pavilion

You may purchase and order flowers and light refreshments from The Pavilion in the grounds of the crematorium.

Carol service

The crematorium holds a free carol service in December every year.