Elmers End Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TD

Telephone: 02086 589495 / 02086 500322

Cemetery information

Important Update 21st April 2020 – Reopening of memorial grounds 

Following a recent update from the Government regarding the closures of crematorium and cemetery grounds, The CMG are pleased to inform you that our memorial grounds have now re-opened to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds, ensuring that you remain at least 2 meters apart from other visitors and staff.

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, our offices and other public areas will remain closed until further notice. If you need to contact a member of staff, please use the telephone number provided on our website.

Thank you for your continued support.


 

Beckenham Cemetery, the oldest cemetery operated by Dignity, opened in 1876. It includes the resting place of cricketing legend, W G Grace; Thomas Crapper, the inventor of the flushable toilet and Frederick Wolseley, the inventor of the sheep-shearing machine.

During the Second World War the larger of the cemetery’s two chapels was devastated during air raids and had to be demolished. The chapel that survived the bombing was converted to include cremation facilities and opened in 1956.

Beckenham cemetery remains close to the heart of the local community and staff often help visitors to trace their family history using the handwritten grave registers.

Opening Hours

The Office:
Our office buildings are closed to the general public in accordance with current Government Guidelines.

The collection of cremated remains and memorial consultations can still take place by means of an appointment.

Please contact the cemetery directly to make an appointment.

The Grounds:
Our grounds remain open to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds in accordance with Government Guidelines.

The Memorial Office:
Appointments can be made by contacting the cemetery directly by telephone.

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Our Book of Remembrance is available during normal office hours. Before visiting please contact the cemetery directly.

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