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What to do with cremated remains

If you’re not sure what to do at the time of the funeral, we can keep cremated remains for three months.


Cremated remains can be buried in the garden of remembrance in an allocated bed. The garden provides an area for peaceful contemplation and features include a rose garden, ornamental pond, lawns, plants and shrubs.

Burial appointments are available by contacting the office on 020 8921 6700, between the hours from 9am to 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays.

We accept Ashes from other crematoria and there is a registration fee of £63. A completed Authority Form (available from the Crematorium) and payment will need to be received before the appointment date. The original “Certificate of Cremation” must remain with the Ashes and be provided on the day of the interment. We are unable to accept Ashes without this certificate.

If you'd like to apply for a cremated remains plot in a Royal Borough of Greenwich cemetery please contact Cemetery Services.


Cremated remains are available for collection on the following working day from 1pm. The applicant or named representative are welcome to collect their Ashes from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday without an appointment.

If the Applicant is unable to collect the Ashes and they would like a named representative to collect please contact the Crematorium Office on 0208 921 6700 to make the necessary arrangements, before collecting.

We will issue a Certificate of Cremation which you will need to present if you intend to inter elsewhere.

You must get permission from the local authority or landowner before you scatter or bury the remains.

Memorial niche

Within the memorial courts there is an area that has been specially created for a series of memorial niches. Each niche can contain two caskets.

The office is closed on weekends and bank holidays.