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Important Notices

Spring is the perfect time to visit our sites and remember your loved ones.

 

Our grounds and offices are now fully open (with proportionate Covid safety precautions). Book of remembrance rooms (where present) are also now open.

Whilst restrictions are relaxing, we want to ensure we continue to provide an environment that is safe and where people feel at ease and are aware of the remaining measures.

 

 Covid Precautions (Update 28/03/2022):

  • The wearing of face coverings is no longer a requirement; however, we recognise and respect that some mourners and colleagues may still choose to wear face coverings.
  • We continue to encourage good hand hygiene the use of hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.
  • We continue to well ventilate our buildings where possible to allow for good airflow.
  • There is no maximum cap on the number of attendees at funeral services and we will endeavour to accommodate as many mourners as comfortably possible within our chapels.
  • Regular cleaning is undertaken between services to multi-touch points (e.g., door handles, lecterns, catafalques, backs of pews) and a full clean of the chapel is undertaken at the end of every working day.
  • Singing is now allowed within our chapels, although mourners are encouraged to wear face coverings due to the increased aerosol production when singing.
  • We offer now the witness charging of coffins as normal.
  • Curtains may remain open and for mourners to walk up to the coffin to touch/place flowers.
  • We welcome donations and collections to be carried out by the Funeral Directors using their own donation boxes or encourage families to make use of online charitable giving sites.
  • Mourners are requested to observe as far as possible current Government advice regarding public health measures to limit spread of the virus.

 

Memorials

We are fully open to assist you with enquiries regarding memorials.

Please download a digital version of our Memorial Brochure or complete the enquiry form on the Brochure Request page.

We would be delighted to talk to you over the telephone or meet you in person and show you our beautifully landscaped Garden of Remembrance.

 

Memorials update – 28 July 2021

Due to events beyond our control resulting from significantly delayed shipments from overseas, memorial orders are currently being received later than expected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are endeavouring to limit any disruption to a minimum.

If you are considering purchasing a memorial, we encourage you to place your order at the earliest opportunity to ensure its installation as early as possible.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Crematorium Office.

 


Welcome to West Suffolk Crematorium and Cemetery 

Set within rural Suffolk, in 13 acres of countryside, West Suffolk Crematorium and Cemetery provides a natural place for families to hold a dignified service of their choice. We opened in 1989, and as the need for our services grew over the years, we decided there was a real need for a second chapel. In March 2018, we opened our new chapel, named the Abbey Chapel, and renamed the existing chapel the St Edmund's Chapel. 

The St Edmund's Chapel is a more traditional chapel, furnished with oak pews, and with a warm and comforting atmosphere. We can seat 95 comfortably in this chapel, with standing room for another 30 or 40.

The Abbey Chapel is a more modern chapel, light and airy with oak, upholstered chairs. We can seat 60 in this chapel with standing room for another 20 to 30 guests.

In June 2018 our Hospitalty Suite opened - this includes the Meadow Cafe and 2 function rooms for holding funeral wakes. The cafe is open to all visitors and offers lovely food, all home-cooked on the premises, from a full cooked breakfast to sandwiches and cakes. The hospitality suite has 2 rooms of differing sizes where families can hold a wake to their chosen requirements. (see tabs above for more information on the cafe and hospitality)

Serving communities from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich, Thetford to Diss, Newmarket to Cambridge, West Suffolk Crematorium has a reputation for always being there to help families hold a first-class funeral service for their loved one.

In May 2005 we opened our cemetery, which offers traditional burial plots in a pleasant landscaped area or the more natural woodland glade, where a burial can take place against a backdrop of mature trees. More trees have been planted and wildflowers sown to give a beautiful setting for whichever burial option is chosen.

 

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Opening Times

Office Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm
Gardens Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays
9.00am - 5.30pm

(Grounds open every day)
Cafe

Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
Tel: 01284 755118

Memorial Sales Please contact our site office for further information and details. Saturday appointments are also available by arrangement.

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