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Kingsdown crematorium

Important information following coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Cremation services

At Kingsdown crematorium the staff are committed to ensuring that we continue to carry out dignified and respectful services.

However, we also have to consider guidance from the Government and therefore limit the number of people attending services. We request that only the immediate family attend and that the numbers are limited to just sixteen. Also, we would discourage anyone over 70 or with health conditions from attending.

There is a webcasting facility which can be utilised, so please contact the funeral director if you wish to take this up.

To keep everyone safe, we would remind people of the advice that about social distancing and good hygiene.

Crematorium and cemetery grounds

Kingsdown crematorium and cemetery grounds are now open for visitors.

We ask visitors to observe social distancing guidelines, by keeping two metres apart.

Only immediate family can attend funerals, and numbers are limited to sixteen.

Radnor Street and Whitworth Road cemeteries are also open for visitors.

Office enquiries – closed to visits in person

In light of recent events, it is important that we are still able to offer services to our families. With this in mind, and to protect everybody, we ask that you only contact us by telephone if your enquiry is urgent. Our telephone number is 01793 822259. If your enquiry is not urgent, contact us by email at kingsdowncrematorium@swindon.gov.uk.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter and thank you for working with us in such challenging times.

How to arrange a cremation

The arrangement of a cremation is usually a service provided by a Funeral Director (sometimes called an Undertaker). We can however offer help and advice if you have any specific enquiries.

Costs

For further details of the costs involved, please go to the Cemeteries and Crematorium Fees webpage.

Opening times

Bereavement Services office

Day Opening times
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.45pm (March to October)
9.00am to 4.00pm (November to February)
Weekends and bank holidays Closed

Crematorium grounds

The opening times of the crematorium grounds depend on the time of year. There are different opening times for the Book of Remembrance room.

Time of year Monday to Friday Weekends and bank holidays
January and February 8.00am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
March 8.00am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
April 8.00am to 7.00pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
May to July 8.00am to 8.00pm 9.00am to 8.00pm
August 8.00am to 7.00pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
September and October 8.00am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
November and December 8.00am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm

Book of Remembrance room

Time of year Monday to Friday Weekends and bank holidays
January and February 9.00am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
March 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
April 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
May to July 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 8.00pm
August 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
September and October 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
November and December 9.00am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm

The chapel

The chapel has been designed to provide a peaceful setting and seats up to 70 people.

Contact

Kingsdown cemetery and crematorium
Kingsdown Road
Swindon
SN25 6SG

Tel: 01793 822259
E-mail: kingsdowncrematorium@swindon.gov.uk

Further information

The information above is a general guide only. Please contact us to discuss your needs or see the document below:

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