Know Your funeral Rights (Rites) on Tuesday 14th May
1.30pm until 4.30pm, Croydon Crematorium, West Chapel waiting room.
Learn how to be in control of a funeral and related costs in order to obtain the type of funeral service you want.
- What is an executor?
- What type of service can you have in the chapel?
- Cardboard coffins-good or bad?
- Optional “behind the scenes” crematorium tour at 3.45pm.
Meet at reception office (opposite the West Chapel). No charge but please contact our office on 020 8684 3877 or email email@example.com to reserve a place.
How to get to the crematorium
Access is via Thornton Road (A23) or Mitcham Road (A236). Both entrances lead to the large crematorium car park and office. If you are using satellite navigation use postcode:
- CR0 3AA for the Mitcham Road entrance
- CR7 6BB for the Thornton Road entrance.
These post codes are for the buildings next to the entrances.
Bus / tram / rail
The nearest rail station is East Croydon. Take the tram to the Therapia Lane stop. The cemetery is about 500m north of the tram stop.
Bus Numbers: 64, 109, 198, 250, 264 or 289
- Office: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4:30pm
- Grounds: April to September: 9am to 7pm and October to March: 9am to 5pm
Cremation services take place Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm . On Saturday they take place 9:00am to 11:45am. All services are at 45 minute intervals
The crematorium has two chapels, both are next the large car park and signposted throughout the grounds.
The West Chapel has a traditional design, seats about 80 people on wooden pews. It has a catafalque that descends upon committal.
The East Chapel is more contemporary in design and will seat about 130 in linked padded seats. The seating arrangement can will change as required. There is a choice of two curtains. These can close to either fully or partially obscure the coffin at the point of committal. The curtains can also be left open.
More information and services
Our service brochure contains further information about the Crematorium and Gardens of remembrance
You can also arrange for a memorial to be produced and placed in the Hall or Gardens of Remembrance. You can do this regardless of where the cremation service took place. Please see our memorial brochure for further details.
Book of Remembrance
These are beautiful handmade books with inscriptions and illustrations completed by an artist. Floral emblems, badges and personal artwork can be added. The entries are viewed on the anniversary of the cremation. This memorial is in perpetuity and so it does not need renewing.
Croydon's book of remembrance can now be viewed online.
Croydon Cemeteries & Crematorium Office
Croydon CR9 3AT