London Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6PS

Telephone: 01743 237 900

Crematorium information

Located in the quiet countryside of Shropshire, Emstrey Crematorium has been designed to provide families with a peaceful and serene place to remember their loved ones. The attractive and unusual Chapel built in 1958 gives Emstrey Crematorium the feeling of character and warmth, with natural light creating a tranquil and peaceful environment.

A secluded, serene resting place for your loved ones, Emstrey Crematorium is a distinguished place, its beautiful building and grounds acknowledging its importance for families who visit. The Crematorium is tended by a team of experts, from our gardeners who maintain the grounds and keep memorials in pristine condition, to the people who conduct the funeral service, sensitively handle the cremation and guide you through the process, by your side at every step.

The grounds at Emstrey Crematorium have been landscaped sensitively to enable families to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the crematorium building. Emstrey offers a wide range of memorials, giving you more options for monuments or markers to commemorate and celebrate those we love.

Single toilet is available to the right of the chapel which is clearly marked and includes disabled ramp.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

The Office:
9:00am - 4:30pm (Phone line is open from 8:30am - 5:00pm)
The memorial office is inside the main office.
Monday to Friday

The Grounds:
Summer: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Winter: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Seven days a week

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Open when the grounds are open.

Parking

Car parking is available when the grounds are open.

Our fees

We know that understanding what goes into the cost of a funeral can sometimes be difficult for families. We also recognise that understanding the overall financial implications of arranging a funeral is important. To this end we have included a downloadable price list of the services available to you.

It is important to us that any confusion is completely removed to help families to fully understand what the Cremation Fee includes, and what this means as part of the wider cost of the funeral. We have outlined the elements that are necessary to provide a cremation service to you below, although of course we would be happy to discuss any further queries you might have directly with you. You can contact us at any time to talk through any further options and any fees that might apply.

The cremation fee includes the following:

  • All professional services relating to the administration and registration of the cremation, in line with statutory regulation.
  • The use of our Chapel along with the assistance of a trained staff member on the day of the service.
  • The provision of music during the funeral service (please contact the Crematorium for details of our available options).
  • The sensitive handling of the cremation in line with environmental legislation.
  • The appropriate national environmental levy for mercury abatement.
  • The scattering or interment of the ashes within our Gardens of Remembrance, or the preparation for their removal along with a suitable container and the Cremation Certificate.
  • Alternatively, we will look after the ashes for an indefinite period without charge whatsoever.

We also offer weekend services, fees for which along with  other available services are detailed in the PDF attachment entitled Cremation Price List

Direct cremation

We have a number of options available to meet the ever increasing demand for this service which are detailed below.

Unattended Direct Cremation

  • There will be no service in the chapel and no mourners in attendance.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their decision having had time for further thought and discussion.

Attended Direct Cremation

  • The attended direct cremation is available at 9.00am.
  • This option enables families to attend the crematorium to see the coffin in the chapel and be able to spend a few moments with the coffin before the leaving the chapel.
  • The crematorium staff will be available to help and assist you during the time at the crematorium, showing you both in and out of the chapel at the appropriate times.
  • Music may also be played should you wish.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their mind having had time for further thought.

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