Bear Road

Telephone: 01273 572472

Crematorium information

The Downs Crematorium opened in 1941 on the site of Brighton and Preston Cemetery and is situated in a residential area close to the centre of Brighton.

We are here to help you with whatever you would like for the funeral service. Our dedicated and caring staff treat every family with dignity and respect. At the service we will be there to help you every step of the way.

We have two Chapels and can accommodate both large and small funerals. As part of our commitment to caring for local families we offer a service time of 45 minutes, which is longer than many other crematoria. The crematorium also has access for the disabled, disabled toilets and a hearing loop. We can help you arrange the service according to your cultural and religious needs.

Our peaceful gardens of remembrance offer a variety of personalised memorials for you to choose from, including roses and private gardens. On a clear day our gardens offer beautiful views of the sea. Our memorial staff can show you around the gardens at any time and help you to make your choice of memorial. Our gardens are open 365 days a year.

There are two entrances to our grounds. The entrance off Bear Road is closest to the Crematorium and the chapel where funeral services are held.Access to the cemetery can be gained via the entrance on Hartington Road.

Opening Hours

Our hours are as follows:

Office Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Garden Opening Times:
Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00am – 5.00pm

Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm

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