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Cemeteries and crematorium during COVID-19

Find out when our cemeteries and crematorium are open and what changes we have made due to COVID-19.

Our cemeteries, crematoriums and memorial gardens are open at the times shown below. 

Visiting graves and memorials

Please see our opening times below, for those wishing to visit a grave or memorial.

Cemetery and Crematorium opening times

Site Monday to Friday Weekend
Hither Green Crematorium

Open 9am5pm


Chapel, Book of Remembrance Room and WCs
9am4.30pm

10am3:30pm grounds only


Chapel, Book of Remembrance Room and WCs
10am3pm

Hither Green Cemetery Open 10am–5pm Open 10am–5pm
Grove Park Cemetery Open 10am–⁠5pm Open 10am–5pm
Ladywell and Brockley Cemeteries Open 10am–5pm
Open 10am–5pm

Cemetery and crematorium office

The office is currently closed to the public. Please call 020 8314 3210 or email bereavement@lewisham.gov.uk

Face coverings at the crematorium and burial chapels

Face coverings must be worn by law in indoor crematoria and burial ground chapels unless exempt for health, disability or other reasons. 

Remember me

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way mourn our loved ones; altering the ways we are able to say goodbye.

St Paul’s Cathedral has launched ‘Remember Me’, an online book of remembrance for all those who have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. People of any faith, or none, are invited to contribute to Remember Me.

The initiative is being supported by HRH The Prince of Wales and a physical Remember Me memorial is planned at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Join with people across the UK in sharing stories and pictures of your loved ones.

Visit the Remember Me website.