Romford Cemetery

COVID-19 Update

Cemeteries in the London Borough of Havering are open for you and your family to visit graves.

The maximum number of mourners permitted in this chapel is currently 50.

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.


Lifting of Temporary Suspension of Burials in Romford Cemetery 

Following our own site risk assessment and in consultation with Environmental Health officers, we suspended burials temporarily in Romford Cemetery until 1 April 2021.  We have reviewed the situation and from 7 April we are able to resume burials at single depth only.  Burials in our other cemeteries remain unaffected.


A large cemetery opened to serve the Victorian population of Romford.  In 2019 the cemetery received a prestigious, London in Bloom Gold Award and was runner up, receiving a Silver Award in the Large Cemetery of the Year Awards endorsed by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA).

It features a historical interpretation board and a permanent 'Lives Remembered' exhibition  as well as a small wildflower meadow and provides the setting that families deserve.

Virtual Tour

Cemetery Options

Romford Cemetery is based in Crow Lane, Romford, and was opened in 1871.

Situated in mature grounds this cemetery offers you:

• 25 Acres
• Traditional Chapel, seating 50
• Pre-recorded music
• Ample free parking
• Book of Remembrance in a peaceful Memorial Hall alongside the permanent "Lives Remembered" exhibition, telling the stories of some of those laid to rest in the cemetery  

You can choose to purchase a:

Traditional Grave
• Walled Grave
• Lawn Grave
• Child’s Grave on a dedicated Children’s section
• Mini Headstone Cremated Remains Plot
• Traditional Cremated Remains Plot
• Plot in a Dedicated Muslim or Catholic Section
• New Arboria plaque in the Memorial Chapel

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