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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.

Cemeteries, crematoriums and memorial gardens will remain open only for those attending funerals, visiting graves and paying respects to lost loved ones.

Visiting graves and memorials

Cemetery opening times

Site Monday to Friday Weekend
Hither Green Crematorium 10am–5pm

10am–3.30pm grounds only. Chapel, Book of Remembrance Room and toilets close at 3pm.

Hither Green Cemetery 10am–⁠4pm 10am–4pm
Grove Park Cemetery 10am–⁠4pm 10am–4pm
Ladywell and Brockley Cemeteries 10am–4pm (both gates) 10am–⁠4pm (Ladywell entrance only)

Cemetery closed dates and time

We close our cemeteries to the public when there is a burial. Burial times for this week are below.

Grove Park cemetery

Grove Park cemetery is closed for a burial on:

  • Monday 23 November, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 24 November, 12.30 to 3pm
  • Wednesday 25 November, 1:30pm to 3pm (gates close one hour before at 12:30pm and reopen at 3pm)
  • Thursday 26 November, 10.00am to 11:30am and 12:30 to 3pm
  • Friday 27 November, 12.30 to 3pm.

Hither Green cemetery

Hither Green cemetery is closed for a burial on:

  • Monday 23 November,10am to 3pm
  • Thursday 26 November, 12:30pm to 3pm
  • Friday 27 November,12.30 to 3pm

Brockley cemetery

Brockley cemetery is closed for a burial on: 

  • Friday 20 November, 12.30-3pm

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.

Find out more about social distancing for mourners on the Government's website.

Cemetery and crematorium office

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