Service adjustments due to Covid-19 virus.

Service Update – 19th July ‘21

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.

As restrictions are lifted, we are able to relax these measures however some will remain in place.

We are continually reviewing these measures carefully so we continue to work as sensitively as possible with bereaved families.

We have therefore made the following changes to our service effective from 19th July ’21.

Opening Hours Those wishing to visit our sites can do so at the times set out here on our opening hours page.

Burial and Cremation Services

There is no longer a limit on attendees to funeral services however, although not mandatory, we still advise attendees to continue to wear face coverings within our Burial and Crematorium Chapel buildings.

The maximum capacity within our chapels are as follows:

Burial Chapel 90

Crematorium Chapel 72

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

Webcasting services are available for services that are held in both the Crematorium and Burial Chapels so that extended family and friends can view the service if they are unable to attend.

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

Should you need to provide any documentation please email this to:

Alternately, documents can be posted to:

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

New Grave Purchases

We are only able to facilitate new grave purchases for families who are arranging a funeral service.

For customers wishing to purchase a grave, please download the selection pack below.

download pdf Selection information.

Enquiries regarding new grave purchases should be directed to our bereavement services team on 0207 527 8300.

Collection of Cremated Remains

Collections of cremated remains are facilitated by appointment only. We require 1 working days’ notice for any appointment requests.

To book an appointment please call 020 7527 8300.


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 or email the team at

Weekend Bus Service

The weekend bus service has been suspended until further notice.