Arrange a service

Eltham Crematorium has two non-denominational chapels which can conduct the service.

You may choose to arrange your own service elsewhere, and simply have a brief committal ceremony at the crematorium.

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

West Chapel, Eltham Crematorium

West Chapel, Eltham Crematorium

We also offer a shorter funeral at the beginning of the day at a reduced fee. The chapel is booked for 30 minutes allowing approximately 20 minutes for the service.

Cremation fees

Music during the service

Most people choose to have music as part of their funeral arrangements.

You'll need to discuss your particular music requirements with your funeral director at least 48 hours before the funeral.

We can offer you a selection of recorded music - search online - the password is: elthamcrematorium

For an additional fee you can also choose to have a live webcast of the service, a service recording or a visual tribute. These options must be requested via your funeral director at least 72 hours prior to the service.

Witnessing the charge

For services scheduled before 3pm arrangements can be made for a small number of mourners to view the coffin being placed into the cremator following the service.

Floral tributes

There will be an allocated tribute stand in the cloister. Floral tributes for services that take place Monday to Wednesday will be removed from the cloisters before opening on the following Monday. Floral tributes for services Thursday – Friday will be removed from the cloisters before opening on the following Wednesday.

Last updated: 8 October 2021.