Following further government guidance the London Borough of Havering reopened it’s cemeteries from 9.00am on Tuesday 21 April 2020 to allow families to visit graves. Romford Cemetery Chapel has now reopened following reburbishment. Perspex screens provide a safe area for the chapel attendant and from Wednesday 15 July 2020, the number of mourners permitted to attend funerals in Romford Cemetery Chapel will be 20.
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 forms on pews and ask that each household attending a service provides a contact name and telephone number. This information will be kept for 21 days before being destroyed by means of a confidential waste service. To facilitate this, please ensure that families are aware that mourners need to bring pens with them.
Families are asked to ensure that during visits they comply with government guidance regarding social distancing, for their 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 Memorial Chapel will be opened only on days there are entries in the Book of Remembrance.
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