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 Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, we are be making the following changes to the Councils Cemeteries Service with immediate effect;
- The Chapel at Hatfield Road will close
- The cemeteries office is closed to visitors
- Graveside services are still permitted but will be limited to 30 minutes per service and no more than 5 mourners
- The cemeteries remain open as usual to allow visits to graves
This is necessary to ensure social distancing, limit the spread of Coronavirus and protect the health and safety of the communities we support.
For further information about COVID-19
Cemeteries and funerals news
The Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Janet Smith, led tributes to Britain’s armed forces at two Remembrance ceremonies.
A World War One memorial bench in St Albans was defaced in “a despicable act of vandalism.”
St Albans Mayor Councillor Rosemary Farmer is to host a service to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.