Service adjustments due to Covid-19 virus.

Lockdown restrictions are being eased throughout the U.K however social distancing measures still apply

Our cemetery sites will continue to be open to facilitate funeral services and for mourners wishing to visit at the times set out on our opening hours page.

We know our cemeteries are important places for those who have lost loved ones, so to remain open we have had to put additional measures in place to ensure that they remain a safe environment for visitors.

We are making these changes carefully so we continue to work sensitively as possible with bereaved families at this difficult time.

We have therefore made the following temporary changes to our service.

Burial and Cremation Services

Funeral services will continue to operate but we must be responsible and sensitively follow the Government’s instructions.

There is no longer a limit on attendees to funeral services however, we are only able to permit a maximum of 30 persons within our Burial and Crematorium Chapel buildings.

External viewing screens can be utilised for services with larger congregations.

Priority should be given to;

1. Spouse/partner
2. Parents/carers
3. Brothers/sisters
4. Children (and their partners)
5. Grandchildren

Commemorative events including the disbursement or burial of cremated remains is limited to maximum of 30 attendees.

As per government guidelines face coverings must be worn within cemetery buildings including burial and crematorium chapels.

Webcasting services will be offered free of charge for services that are held in both the Crematorium and Burial Chapels so that extended family and friends can view the service.
Please check with your chosen funeral director for further details.

Bookings and Enquiries

For booking and any other enquiries we ask that you either contact us by phone on 020 7527 8300 or email at islington.cemeteries@islington.gov.uk.

Should you need to deliver any documentation please email them to: cemeterydocuments@islington.gov.uk

Alternately, documents can be posted to:

Islington and St Pancras Cemetery, 278 High Road N2 8AG.

Selection appointments

We are will now only be able to accommodate grave selection enquiries over the phone.

For customers wishing to purchase a grave, please download the selection pack below or to discuss please call 0207 527 8300.

download pdf Selection information.

Collection of Cremated Remains

You may still arrange to collect the remains of your loved one but this will be by appointment only.

To book an appointment please call 020 7527 8300.

Memorials

The Memorials Sales team is still available to help you although by telephone or video consultations only.
To arrange a consultation appointment or if you have a general enquiry please call us on 020 7527 5984.

Weekend Bus Service

We have temporarily suspended this service until further notice.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.