Cemetery Road
Radcliffe
Greater Manchester
M26 4EU

Telephone: 01617 246349

Crematorium information

East Lancashire Crematorium was dedicated in June 2007 by the Bishop of Bolton when it became the 250th crematorium to be opened in the UK. The crematorium is situated in open and peaceful grounds overlooking Bury and beyond to the Pennines and the PeelMemorial, and serves communities across Lancashire and the north of Manchester.

Our highly trained staff are available at all times to advise bereaved families about our facilities and memorials and are on hand to discuss any individual queries or requests.

We also work closely with funeral directors to ensure that the wishes of families are met in the most dignified manner.

We can cater for many different types of services both religious and non-religious. If you would like music as part of the service, we have a traditional organ or clients can choose the Wesley system which gives access to thousands of modern and classical pieces of music.

The crematorium has disabled access and disabled toilets.

Services last 45 minutes, which allows families time to gather and leave without the pressure of other funerals waiting for access. Longer services and private memorial services can also be arranged upon request.

The crematorium is open for inspection at any time by members of the public and holds two services of remembrance a year and an annual Open Day when our staff are happy to answer any questions visitors have about the crematorium.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

The Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Grounds:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Seven days a week

The Memorial Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Book of Remembrance Room:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

Parking

There are 87 parking spaces available (4 disabled). If using a SatNav for directions to East Lancashire Crematorium please enter the following postcode: M26 4FR.

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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