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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.

COVID-19 update

There is an increased risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) where families and communities come together following the death of a loved one, from any cause. Funerals are an important part of grieving for a loved one and can proceed without delay but it is strongly advised that you comply with the current Public Health guidelines.

Hertfordshire is currently in Tier 4. Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble. 

Funerals during the coronavirus pandemic

Information about our services:

  • Hatfield Road and London Road Cemeteries in St Albans and Westfield Road Cemetery in Harpenden are open to visitors 7 days a week 8am until 4pm
  • The Chapel at Hatfield Road is closed
  • The cemeteries office is closed to all visitors but staff continue to work during office hours. cemeteries@stalbans.gov.uk or 01727 819362 

Please only contact the Hatfield Road Cemetery Office for essential and/or urgent enquiries.

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