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 Site Closures

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close our cemeteries to the general public during the current health emergency.

Funeral services will continue to operate but we must restrict attendees to immediate family members only.

We know that this will be upsetting for family and friends who wish to visit the cemetery, however, we have taken this decision to ensure we are able to continue to operate critical series, whilst keeping everyone safe.

Please continue to visit this page where we will provide regular updates on this service.

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

Should you need to deliver any documentation please post them to:

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

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.

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.


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.