Cemeteries and crematoriums in Redbridge

Coronavirus: service update – Cemeteries are now open

Find more information and advice on our bereavement support hub page. For information on all service changes please see our services changes page.

 

Burial and cremation services are continuing to be provided to family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic, but a few changes have been put in place to ensure that all services are provided as safely as possible and in accordance with current legislation. 

  • Cemeteries within Redbridge and the crematorium grounds at Forest Park are now open but you must follow social distancing
  • The crematorium office is closed to visitors, but staff can be contacted by telephone on 020 8501 2236 during office hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • At the moment, a maximum of 30 people are allowed to attend a the funeral service.
  • For those unable to attend the service, web-casting is being made available.

 

More information can be found on the  Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium website and on our advice about funerals during COVID page


Cemetery and Crematorium sites in Redbridge

Within Redbridge there are 5 cemeteries, 4 closed churchyards (no space for further burials) and a crematorium.

All sites are managed for the Council by the Westerleigh Group, who are a leading crematoria and cemeteries operator.  The company manages many sites throughout the country, caring for over 40,000 funerals a year.

Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium

The main cemetery for burial within the borough is Forest Park, an 18-acre site sitting on the northern borders of Redbridge within Hainault. The crematorium is also located on this site.

Forest Park offers a modern built crematorium chapel and multi-faith burial land overlooking beautiful woodland.

The chapel provides a comforting setting for all types of services, with seating for approximately 100 people.  Services can be altered to create a suitable and special environment and the chapel personalised for any religion or belief.

Live or recorded music can be accommodated, as well as video, audio recording and live webcasts.

A variety of lawn and traditional graves are available and can be purchased in advance.

Cremations take place separately and within 24 hours of the cremation service.  The crematorium has been designed to meet a variety of religious and cultural beliefs including the Church of England, Roman Catholic, Hindu and Sikh.

Forest Park also provides a floral tribute area where family and friends can gather after the service. 

There is a 60-space car parking area for family and friends.

Westerleigh Group staff are in attendance during the services to assist the family and friends.

For further information on the Westerleigh Group, the services that can be provided and current service fees, please follow the link to the Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium website.

 

Other Cemetery Sites within Redbridge

  • Roding Lane North Cemetery, Woodford – this cemetery is open for funerals and has a dedicated burial area for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.
  • Barkingside Garden of Rest, Longwood Gardens, Barkingside – this cemetery holds no new burial space but is open for burials in pre-purchased plots.
  • Barkingside Cemetery, Longwood Gardens, Barkingside – this cemetery holds no new burial space but is open for burials in pre-purchased plots
  • Buckingham Road Cemetery – Ilford – this cemetery holds no new burial space.

Road Resurfacing Works

In mid-March, improvement works are scheduled to commence within Barkingside Cemetery, Barkingside Garden of Rest and Buckingham Road Cemetery.  The works consist of resurfacing some of the roads and repairing the kerbs within all the cemeteries.  Notices, including plans outlining the areas of road to be resurfaced, will be displayed within each of the cemeteries.  For further information on the scheduled works please follow the link to the Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium website.

 

For further information on the Westerleigh Group, the services that can be provided and current service fees, please follow the link to the Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium website.

 

For more information, help and guidance for specific forms of a bereavement please see our dedicated section

View the Redbridge Bereavement service charges 2021

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