Cemeteries and funerals
We manage three cemeteries within St Albans district and maintain four closed churchyards. Working with funeral directors or directly with the bereaved we arrange burials and advise on funerals, cemeteries and graves.
We appreciate that the death of a family member or friend can be a traumatic and difficult experience. Our aim is to provide a sensitive and supportive service at this difficult time.
By keeping our cemeteries well-maintained and supporting owners to look after their graves, we make sure these provide an attractive, peaceful and safe space for remembering.
We are members of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM). Our cemeteries are managed to deliver a high-quality service in line with the institute's guiding principles for burials and cremations.
Cemeteries and funerals COVID-19 update
Following the Government's announcement we are making the following changes to the Councils' Cemeteries Service;
- Hatfield Road and London Road Cemeteries in St Albans and Westfield Road Cemetery in Harpenden have now reopened.
- The Chapel at Hatfield Road is closed
- The cemeteries office is closed
- Graveside services are still permitted but will be limited to 30 minutes per service and no more than 5 mourners
Please only contact the Hatfield Road Cemetery Office for essential and/or urgent enquiries.
This is necessary to ensure social distancing, limit the spread of Coronavirus and protect the health and safety of the communities we support.