t: 01284 755118

Important Notices

The Meadow Café is now open

The Meadow Café is open from Monday 17th May. We look forward to welcoming you back.

*T&Cs apply. Reopening is subject to the latest Government guidelines.

 

Lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in England

To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in England.

We are pleased to confirm that from Monday 19th July 2021 there is no longer a requirement for social distancing or face coverings. Our chapels, offices, waiting rooms and associated external buildings are now fully open. However, we are continuing to maintain many of the good practices established throughout the pandemic as follows:

  • Whilst masks are no longer a legal requirement, we actively encourage all visitors to wear them in our indoor public spaces, should they wish to do so.

  • We continue to offer hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.

  • We continue to ensure that where possible, we have doors and windows open to allow for good airflow throughout our buildings.

  • We ensure that regular cleaning is undertaken in between services to multi-touch points (e.g. door handles, lecterns, catafalques, backs of pews)

  • We carry out a deep clean of the chapel at the end of every working day so that our chapels are ready for the following day.

  • We continue to offer the use of the NHS Track and Trace posters to enable all visitors to ‘check-in’ at our premises, however, this is not a legal requirement for people to use it.

  • Singing is once again allowed in our chapels.

  • We offer the witness charging of coffins as normal.

  • We allow for curtains to 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.

 

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.

 


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 - 5.30pm
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

The Meadow Café is open from Monday 17th May 2021

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

Upcoming Events