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Kingsdown crematorium

Important information during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Cremations and burials

We are considering guidance from the Government while remaining committed to ensuring that we continue to carry out dignified and respectful services at Kingsdown Crematorium.

We are:

  • limiting the number of people attending to:
    • 28 people for a cremation service or burial
    • ten people for an interment of cremated remains
  • offering a webcasting facility. Please speak to the funeral director if you wish to use this
  • asking mourners to wear a face covering
  • requesting all chairs to remain where they are at the start of the service
  • spraying the chapel with long-lasting disinfectant.

Crematorium and cemetery grounds

Kingsdown crematorium and cemetery grounds are now open for visitors, including the Book of Remembrance Room.

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

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

Crematorium office – open for urgent enquiries only

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 where possible you contact us by telephone on 01793 822259 or via e-mail 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 8.30am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
March 8.30am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
April 8.30am to 7.00pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
May to July 8.30am to 8.00pm 9.00am to 8.00pm
August 8.30am to 7.00pm 9.00am to 7.00pm
September and October 8.30am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
November and December 8.30am 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 4.00pm
April 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
May to July 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
August 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
September and October 9.00am to 4.45pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
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 120 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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