Crematorium opening times

December 20 update: Eltham Crematorium is currently having a new gas main installed and, unfortunately, these works will affect weekend access and specific areas within our beautiful surroundings for a while. 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.

Christmas and New Year funeral service availability:

  • 24 December 2021
  • 29 to 31 December 2021

Please note the chapels are closed from 25 to 28 December 2021, and on 3 January 2022

Eltham Crematorium and Cemetery are open:

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

Book of Remembrance Chapel and The Flower Pavilion 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
  • All Bank Holidays – 9am to 3.45pm

Please be aware the automatic doors to the Flower Pavilion are currently being repaired and may be inoperable when you visit. 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.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst these essential improvement works take place.

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

If you are a close family member you may wish to consider watching the service via a webcast, this can be arranged with the Funeral Director.

If you wish to attend the service in person then please contact the Crematorium so we can provide you with our latest “Enhanced Covid Measures”, please note our enhanced measures include the reduction of Mourners to 10 to ensure a safe distance is maintained at all times and provide safe access for all when entering the chapel, whilst inside and exiting.

Office opening hours

Appointments for the family to collect or inter cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance are available by contacting the office on 020 8921 6700, between the hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am to 4pm on Fridays. The office is closed on weekends and bank holidays.