Aerodrome Road
CT18 7AG

Telephone: 01303 892215

Crematorium information

Hawkinge Crematorium opened in 1956 on the site of an existing cemetery. The cemetery at Hawkinge Crematorium is still used for burial services today.

The crematorium is situated on the site of an old airfield used by Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Battle of Britain, and two of the gardens of remembrance are named after these planes. The film Battle of Britain was largely filmed at Hawkinge and the nearby Jackdaw public house.

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.

Our chapel can accommodate larger funerals and we can provide an organist and a music system. 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. 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.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

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

The Grounds:
24 hours a day, seven days a week

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

The Book of Remembrance Room:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Seven days a week

The toilets are open during office hours on week days only.


Car park is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the second entrance if main entrance is closed.

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