Elmers End Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TD

Telephone: 02086 589495 / 02086 500322

Cemetery information

Important Update (30/03/2020)

On the 26th March 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 was approved and is to be implemented with immediate effect.

In line with this new legislation, The Crematorium and Memorial Group would like to notify all visitors that as of Monday 30th March 2020, our crematorium’s and cemeteries are now closed to members of the public, unless they are attending a funeral.

This means that, other than for the purpose of attending a funeral, no member of the public is permitted into our grounds for activities such as, visiting a memorial or laying flowers. For those visitors who are attending a funeral service, The CMG would like to remind you that no more than 10 people are permitted to enter our chapels and that everyone should follow the Government’s advice with regards to social distancing, regular hand washing and avoiding all personal contact where at all possible.

The CMG understands that this is an extremely difficult time for everyone, and whilst we have had to make these very difficult decisions, we have done so in order to ensure that we continue to provide funeral services to the highest possible standard, whilst protecting the health and safety of our families, clients and staff.


 

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 offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

The Grounds:
Other than for the purpose of attending a funeral, no member of the public is permitted into our grounds for activities such as, visiting a memorial or laying flowers.

The Memorial Office:
Closed - Available by telephone or email only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

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