London Borough of Croydon

Croydon's bereavement service adheres to the Charter for the Bereaved, drawn up by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

We provide a service to people of all faiths and beliefs; consulting with faiths and groups regarding future burial provision via 'The Faiths Together In Croydon' forum.

Support to help you prepare

For people who want to prepare in advance, we can answer questions, help with bereavement training and provide free community-focused assistance, including open days and guided walks of our grounds. For more information, contact our bereavement services team on the details below.

Has the funeral been arranged?

If the funeral has not already been arranged and if no one is able or willing to do this, we may be able to help. We will, however, make a claim on the deceased's estate to pay for the funeral. For more information contact the funeral officer on the number below.


We have a variety of leaflets that will help you prepare for a funeral. Most of the listed leaflets are available as printable pdf’s and can be downloaded below. If the leaflet you require is not available as a download please contact our bereavement services team on the details available below.

Preparing for a funeral

1. Funeral options & advice
2. Advanced funeral directive and introduction
3. Copy of a living will
4. Death and bereavement

Arranging a funeral without a funeral director

5. Family arranged burial (DIY)
6. Family arranged cremation (DIY)

Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park

7. Rules and Regulations  
8. Memorial tablets and prices

Burial at Mitcham Road or Queen's Road Cemetery

9. Reclaimed graves
10. Reclaimed cremated remains graves
11. Queen's Road Cemetery history


12. Questions people ask about cremation

Burial and cremation charges

13. Fees and charges (valid from 1 April 2018, subject to change)

Cremation memorials

14. Memorial brochure
15. Memorial fees (subject to change)


Know Your Funeral Rights (Rites)

Tuesday 9 October 2018 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Croydon Bereavement Services
Mitcham Road,
Croydon, CR9 3AT

An informal and friendly seminar where you can ask whatever you want about funeral arrangements, cremation or burial, services at Croydon, memorials, or anything else that is bereavement related.

Learn how to be in control of a funeral and the costs in order to obtain the type of funeral you want. Learn what an executor is, the pro’s and con’s of using a funeral director and learn about environmentally-friendly coffins. An optional “behind the scenes” tour is at 3.45pm.

All are welcome, though please call 020 8684 3877 or email to reserve a place.

Download the event flyer.

Bereavement services events programme 2018


Croydon's Book of Remembrance
ICCM's Charter for the Bereaved
Croydon Bereavement Services Brochure (e-book)


Bereavement Services

020 8684 3877
Address Line:

Mitcham Road



Funeral Officer

Adult services, health and housing
020 8726 6100 ext 62534


Help downloading files