Crematorium opening times

Eltham Crematorium is currently having a new gas main installed, and unfortunately these works at times will be noisy, affect weekend access and specific areas within our beautiful surroundings. To allow the works to progress, the in road will be closed at certain times during the weekends and additional traffic management systems will be in operation.

Please do not to park in the residential streets adjacent to the crematorium, and consider alternative forms of transport, during the weekends.

Eltham Crematorium and Cemetery Grounds are open:

  • 1 October to 31 March – 9am to 4pm
  • 1 April to 30 September – 9am to 7pm
  • All Bank Holidays – 9am to 4pm

The Book of Remembrance Chapel and The Flower Pavilion

Please note the automatic doors are being renewed or repaired between 15 and 18 April 2022, and although the buildings will not be closed certain areas will not be accessible at all times.

Unfortunately the work will cause some noise and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

If you need any assistance with access, please ask one of the team on site or those working in the main office opposite the West Chapel for help.

These buildings are open daily, and will close 15 minutes before the cemetery & crematorium grounds:

  • 1 October to 31 March – 9am to 3.45pm
  • 1 April to 30 September – 9am to 6.45pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day 9am – 1.45pm
  • All other Bank Holidays – 9am to 3.45pm

We would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding whilst these essential improvement works take place.

Those who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms must refer to the government guidelines.

Key actions for those attending, arranging or managing a funeral or commemorative event

The latest government advice states that “attending a funeral or commemorative event may present a higher risk of spreading COVID-19”.

If you are experiencing Coronavirus we strongly advise you to watch the service via a webcast, this can be arranged with the Funeral Director.
If you wish to attend the service in person then please notify the Crematorium and the Funeral Director at least 3 days before the date of the service. We strongly advise the wearing of a mask and keep a safe distance from other mourners at all times.

Office opening hours

Families are welcome to collect their Ashes from 9:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday without an appointment.

Appointments are available for families to place cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance by contacting the office on 020 8921 6700, between the hours from 9am to 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays.

The office is closed on weekends and bank holidays.