Cemeteries in the London Borough of Havering are open for you and your family to visit graves.
Please ensure that during visits you comply with government guidance regarding social distancing, for your safety and that of our staff. The cemeteries will be open for mourners only, if they are used for recreational purposes the decision will be reviewed.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind visitors that dogs are not allowed in our cemeteries unless assistance dogs.
The number of mourners permitted to attend funerals in Romford Cemetery Chapel will be 20. Since Romford Chapel has no separate chaplains’ room and only a perspex screen, in order to protect our staff, we have temporarily withdrawn Wesley Media facilities and ask that you bring your own music. Our attendant will be present, but will wait outside the chapel during the service.
Current guidance states that singing, chanting or playing instruments that are blown, should be specifically avoided.
We are required to assist NHS Test and Trace with data requests to contain outbreaks of infection. We are waiting for more specific guidance, but in the meantime, we will provide a form on entry to the the chapel and ask that each household attending a service provides a contact name and telephone number. Your funeral director may collect this information from you in advance. This data will be kept for 21 days before being destroyed by means of a confidential waste service. To facilitate this, please ensure that you bring a pen with you.
The Memorial Chapel will be opened only on days there are entries in the Book of Remembrance.
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.
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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