Service adjustments due to Covid-19 virus.

To make sure we follow the Government’s instructions to help keep everyone safe and to protect key workers in view of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) emergency, we must make some changes to our services.

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.

Cemetery Opening Times

We know our cemeteries are important places for those who have lost loved ones and we understand how difficult their recent closure has been for mourners wishing to visit them.

We have put additional measures in place to ensure that they remain a safe environment for mourners and, as a result, we are able to re-open as follows:


Islington and St Pancras Cemetery

Islington and St Pancras Cemetery will re-open on Saturday 25 April. However, because the cemetery has a working crematorium, it will open with restricted hours and conditions. These are:

1. Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm for mourners visiting graves only.
2. Saturday and Sunday 10am – 3pm for all visitors.

Trent Park Cemetery

Monday – Sunday 7.30am – 4pm

Hampstead Cemetery

To support Islington and Camden Cemetery Service (ICCS) in its response to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Friends of Hampstead have kindly offered to manage the opening and closure of this site.

Monday – Sunday 7.30am – 4pm

Please note during this period pedestrian access only . Visitors with vehicles are asked to use nearby paid for parking bays or residential bays where parking restrictions have been relaxed during this time.

Burial and Cremation Services

Funeral services will continue to operate but we must be responsible and sensitively follow the Government’s instructions. Therefore, we will now be restricting attendees to funeral services to immediate family members as follows:

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

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 8838 or email at islington.cemeteries@islington.gov.uk.

Should you need to deliver any documentation please post them 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 these 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 personal appointments but by telephone only. To arrange a consultation appointment or if you have a general enquiry please call us on 020 7527 8300.

Weekend Bus Service

We have temporarily suspended this service until further notice.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.