Cemeteries in the London Borough of Havering are open for you and your family to visit graves.
Rainham Cemetery Chapel has recently undergone a major internal and external refurbishment. The maximum number of mourners permitted in this chapel is currently 40.
Following a risk assessment hymn books and service books are not currently available and congregational singing is not permitted. Additional requests regarding soloists or instrumentalists will be risk assessed on an individual basis remaining mindful of the local COVID-19 case rate.
A small, well visited cemetery with strong local links, Rainham has a distinctive chapel of historic value.
We began carrying out memorial safety inspections in this cemetery on the 28 Februrary 2019. We are placing a yellow warning triangle on memorials that have been found to be unsafe.
If there is a yellow triangle on the grave you are visiting, please do not remove it. Please speak to one of our grounds staff or contact the office as this memorial is a safety risk.
Memorials are the responsibility of the owner. We will inform owners that their memorial is unsafe and they will need to contact a memorial mason to arrange to make the memorial safe. If we cannot contact the owner we will take minimal steps to make the memorial safe within six months of placing the warning triangle.
Rainham Cemetery is based in Upminster Road North, Rainham and was opened in 1902. There are no new graves available, so a burial can only take place in a plot that is already owned.
• 3 Acres
• Traditional Chapel, seating 40
• Pre-recorded music
• Limited free parking in the cemetery and on nearby roads
You can choose to purchase a:
• Mini Headstone Cremated Remains Plot (limited)
• Traditional Cremated Remains Plot (currently unavailable)
Click here for more information on memorial safety testing.