Cemeteries and crematoriums in Redbridge

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 to 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.

Fencing Replacement Works at Barkingside Cemetery and Garden of Rest

Works to replace the fencing at Barkingside Cemetery and the Garden of Rest, which borders Longwood Gardens is to commence from the 28 March 2022.  The existing fencing which is now in a poor condition will be replaced with new metal fencing.  Works will include the removal of the existing railings and in some sections parts of the wall.

These works are expected to take approximately 8-weeks to complete.

Whilst these essential maintenance works are taking place, it may be necessary to close a section of footpath on Longwood Green for a period of time.

Both the cemetery and Garden of Rest will continue to be open to visitors during the works, but some disturbance may be experienced.  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 bereavement support hub page.

View the Redbridge Bereavement service charges 2021

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