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Cemeteries and crematorium during COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, we have made some temporary changes to the services at our cemeteries and crematorium.

Visiting graves and memorials

Please see our opening times below.

Site Monday to Friday Weekends
Hither Green Crematorium Open 9-5pm

Grounds open 10am–4.30pm.

Chapel, Book of Remeberance Room and WCs open 10am–⁠4.30pm

Hither Green Cemetery *Open 10–⁠5pm Open 10am–5pm
Grove Park Cemetery *Open 10–⁠5pm Open 10am–5pm
Ladywell and Brockley Cemeteries *Open 10–5pm (both gates) Open 10am–⁠5pm (Ladywell entrance only)

*Please note that during these times, the cemeteries may need to close without notice when a burial is taking place.

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 how to social distancing for mourners.

Cemetery and crematorium office

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