Telephone: 02074 765109
The East London Cemetery and Crematorium is situated in Plaistow and serves the London Borough of Newham and surrounding areas. The cemetery was opened in 1872. The site covers approximately 33 acres.
The site has a great sense of community and people choose us because they feel we offer the personal touch with staff that treat everyone with dignity and respect.
The 19th century cremation and burial chapels can seat 70 people, with standing room for a further 30. Each chapel has an organ or families can choose to have their music played on a CD player. Both chapels have access for the disabled, disabled toilets and an induction loop. A taped audio cassette of the service is available to the family upon request and by prior arrangement.
The cremation chapel is non-denominational and is decorated in a simple yet elegant style. The burial chapel has been consecrated by the Church of England and is decorated in the traditional style with impressive stained-glass windows, which were designed by Archibald John Davies.
Families can choose from a variety of memorial options to remember their loved ones, including our rose garden, private gardens, ribbon gardens and above-ground ash plots. Families can also purchase memorials for graves such as headstones and additional hearts, books and pots for inscriptions.
New developments to the site, which will offer families even more choice, include the provision of vaults and mausoleums and a new waterfall feature. Our memorial staff are available to offer advice and to show you around the site, which is open 365 days a year.
Our opening hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Our gardens are open 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am - 4.30pm at weekends.
Parking is available on the roads within the crematorium grounds.
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If you would like to arrange a visit to the crematorium or memorial garden.