We will shortly begin Health and Safety maintenance and improvement works to the lawn graves in this cemetery.
We are carrying out the work to maintain these areas safely and for the safety of the public.
In accordance with the cemetery regulations, grave owners can have an approved council headstone at the head of the grave and can use the area on its plinth or concrete base for fresh flowers and potted plants.
As these are lawn graves, no other surrounds, fences, trees, or shrubs are permitted.
No other keepsakes or planting is permitted along the length of the grave which is maintained by the council as a lawn.
We are requesting all surrounds, fences, trees, or shrubs are removed by 31st January 2021. Works will start the week beginning 8 March 2021.
Please contact us at Bereavement Services to discuss any concerns.
- Opening and closing times
Cemetery and Crematorium Grounds
Monday to Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00 - last entry at 16:30
Winter (1st November to 28th February) Monday to Sunday - 08:00 to 16:30 - last entry at 16:00
NB The Cemetery and Crematorium grounds are open to the public 365 days a year including Christmas Day, New Year's day and all other bank holidays.
Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 (phone lines will also be available during these times) Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays - Closed
Please call to check if you will require an appointment for your visit by calling us on 01702 215015.
- Cemetery enquiries
01702 215015 or e-mail: BereavementServices@southend.gov.uk
- Getting there
Located 1.3 miles from Victoria Avenue 0.7 miles from Prittlewell station.
There is a bus stop outside the cemetery which operates every 30 minutes.
Limited parking is available at the Crematorium (80 spaces including 4 disabled spaces). Overflow parking at busy times is available at the Cemetery located across the road.
The crematorium offers two chapels, South chapel, which can accommodate approximately 44 seated, and West chapel, which can accommodate approximately 100 seated which are wheelchair accessible.
Both chapels are multi-denominational and can be used for non-Christian and Secular services. Symbols may be displayed or removed according to the persuasion of the bereaved.
The décor in both chapels is designed to create a comforting surrounding as friends and family join together in remembering and celebrating the life of a loved one.
There are toilets which can be accessed through the memorial chapel which is wheelchair accessible.
There are two small waiting rooms available. The South Chapel waiting room which is located through the memorial chapel also has refreshments available.
Chapels Fees and Charges can be found on our bereavement services fees and charges page.
The church is available for all Christian denomination services and seats approximately 40 people.
Music often holds special memories and both our chapels are equipped with an Obitus music system, in addition there is an electronic organ in the south chapel and a pipe organ in the west chapel to accommodate your needs. The Obitus music system gives access to a vast library of hymns and recorded music which can be viewed on the Obitus website.
The system offers the opportunity, at an additional cost, to record services onto CD or DVD and for those family members who are unable to attend the service in person the system can be used to broadcast the service live via webcast.
- Choosing a final resting place
When you choose to have a funeral service at Southend crematorium, we will ask you what you would like to happen to the cremated remains. Any instruction must be authorised by the person who signs the cremation paperwork.
Once you have decided on a final resting place for your loved one's remains, we will do everything that we can to assist you. You may wish to take the remains from the crematorium. In which case, we will ensure the remains are in the appropriate container and that everything will be available on the day you wish to collect them. Alternatively, a cremated remains plot can be purchased for the interment of remains in our cemetery. Approved stone memorials can be placed on the plot after interment.
For a burial, the coffin will be taken to the graveside after the service for interment. Flowers and wreaths will be carefully placed on top.
Choosing to dedicate a memorial in memory of a loved one is entirely a matter of personal choice. We have a wide range of memorials to suit all tastes and budgets.
- Garden of remembrance
Our garden of remembrance and cemetery features many roses, trees and shrubs that have been dedicated in memory of a loved one. Standard roses and rose bushes are found in communal beds in our garden of remembrance which covers eight acres and includes formal gardens, a sunken rose garden and rock gardens.
The newly designed Pergola Walk at Southend Crematorium is now open.
he design has incorporated the existing slate memorial tablets whilst introducing a new range of memorials which will offer both traditional and modern designs.. The area has been designed to create a tranquil environment for those that gain comfort from having a memorial.
- Woodland Memorial Garden
The woodland memorial garden is designed to create a peaceful memorial area.
It is densely planted with native trees and under planted with hollies, dog roses, ferns and other plants. A small stream emanates from a rock pool and flows through the gardens.
A wooden pavilion stands within the trees providing shelter and a covered memorial area.