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Guildford crematorium

Our bereavement services team is available to offer guidance in the planning of a funeral and give advice on the options that are available.

Guildford crematorium

The bereavement services office is situated the crematorium. The address and directions for the crematorium at the bottom of this page. The offices are open:

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 4.30 pm
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm

Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance

The crematorium gardens of remembrance are open during the following times:

  • November, December, January 9am - 4.30pm
  • February 9am - 5.30pm
  • March and October 9am - 6pm
  • April and September 9am - 7pm
  • May, June, July, and August 9am - 8pm

Crematorium fees and charges

Fees effective from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

pdf icon Guildford Crematorium fees and charges (2014 -15) [59kb]

Memorial fees

pdf icon Memorial fees and charges 2014 [101kb]

Guildford Crematorium Chapel times

 

  • 9 am
  • 9.45 am
  • 10.30 am
  • 11.15 am
  • 12 noon
  • 12.45 pm
  • 1.30 pm
  • 2.15 pm
  • 3pm
  • 3.45pm


Guildford crematorium chapel

Where the coffin is to be brought to the crematorium in advance of the service, this should be done between 8-8.30am with the deceased brought through to the chapel doors. Prior notice must be given to the bereavement office to ensure a member of staff is there to greet you.

Crematorium documents

The following forms are available for Funeral Directors and medical practitioners to download. If you are thinking of organising a funeral service without a funeral director, please contact the bereavement services office at Guildford crematorium for guidance.

pdf icon Instructions for cremation [487kb]

pdf icon Application for the cremation of a person who has died (Form 1) [56kb]

pdf icon Medical certificate (Form 4) [66kb]

pdf icon Medical certificate (Form 5) [48kb]

Directions to Guildford Crematorium

Road Closure - B3000 New Pond Road at the junction of Summers Road. 

August - November 2014

From London A3 direction:

  • Exit the A3 at A320 for Guildford
  • Proceed to the traffic signals at the end of the slip road - turn left. At the next traffic signals go to the right. Turn right passing the fire station on the left.
  • At the next set of traffic lights turn left
  • At the mini roundabout, take the second exit.
  • Next roundabout take the second exit, through the traffic signals. Ensure you are in the middle lane.
  • Through the next set of traffic signals. Stay within this lane go through the next set of traffic signals.
  • Bear left following the signs for A3100 Godalming. "Guildford Crematorium sign here."
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • Next roundabout take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • Next roundabout take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • At the next roundabout, take the second exit to follow the B3000 Farnham.
  • The Crematorium is 75 metres on the left.

From A3 Portsmouth direction:

  • Take left turn off A3 dual carriageway "Milford Junction" A283 and B3001. Branch left (signposted Milford) and at roundabout take third exit A283.
  • At the next roundabout, take first left.
  • Straight over the traffic signals.
  • At the next set turn left A3100 (this is signposted Godalming).
  • Follow the road round under a railway bridge and at the mini roundabout bear left (again following the signs for Godalming).
  • Through three sets of traffic lights.
  • At the next roundabout, take the second exit (this is signposted Guildford).
  • Follow the road for approximately one and a half miles until you reach a roundabout take the first exit signed posted "Farnham B3000" - There is also a Guildford Crematorium sign here.
  • The Crematorium is 75 metres on the left hand side.

From A31 - Farnham Direction:

  • At the junction with the A3 take the right hand lane and follow the signs for A31 Guildford Town Centre.
  • At the mini roundabout, take the second exit.
  • At the traffic signals, take the right hand lane onto the gyratory system.
  • At the next set of traffic signals, take the right hand lane; proceed into the second lane from the left.
  • Next set of traffic signals go through.
  • Bear left following the signs for A3100 Godalming. "Guildford Crematorium sign here."
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • Next roundabout take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • Next roundabout take the second exit to follow the A3100 Godalming.
  • At the next roundabout, take the second exit to follow the B3000 Farnham.
  • The Crematorium is 75 metres on the left.

Public Transport

By rail

  • Terminate your journey at Guildford Main Line Station.
  • The Crematorium is 2 miles south of Guildford Town Centre.
  • Taxis are available from outside of the station.
  • This journey will take from 5 minutes to 15 minutes all depending on the traffic.

By bus

  • From Guildford Bus Station you have the option of 5 buses passing the Crematorium.
  • Arriva 42 and 44 running every hour stops on the B3000 outside Crematorium if requested.
  • Stagecoach 70, 71 and 92 every 15 minutes bus stop on the main A3100 - a few minutes walk from the Crematorium.

Crematorium regulations

The Bereavement Services Office is situated at the Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DB and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm (normal public holidays excepted) under control of the Bereavement Services Manager. For further advice or information please call 01483 444711.

The council's crematorium regulations form the basis for the proper control and management of the crematorium and are designed to ensure a pleasant environment and ease of maintenance. These rules and regulations are made pursuant to the Cremations Act 1902 and 1952 as amended, the crematorium regulations 2008 and the Local Government Act 1972. These regulations have been prepared with a balance between individual rights and the need to regulate for safe and tidy grounds.

Visitors are welcome to the crematorium and are requested to respect the dignity of this peaceful and tranquil place. Regulations should be observed at all times and the council reserves the right at any time to make amendments or variations to them.

The council reserves the right temporarily to close public access to any part of the crematorium at any time without notice. No animals, other than guide dogs for the visually and hearing impaired, will be allowed into the grounds or buildings, except with the permission of the Bereavement Services Manager.

Cremated remains

Attendance at burying/strewing of cremated remains

If the burying or strewing is be carried out with family present, then an appointment must be made with the Bereavement Services Office. This can take place Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm or Saturday 9am to 3pm, excluding public and bank holidays. This appointment can only be made by the applicant for the cremation. At least 24 hours notice is required.

Amending cremated remains authority

If the applicant decides to change the instructions previously given, a new form must be signed and sent to the Bereavement Services Office before the remains can be collected, buried or strewn.

Memorials

Memorials are available for adoption in the crematorium gardens of remembrance. Inscriptions on these memorials will be subject to approval to ensure that no offence is caused to any person, race or religion. Applications for memorials must be accompanied by the appropriate remittance. The introduction of privately owned vases, containers or memorials is not permitted in the crematorium. Please be aware that the crematorium will remove any such items.

Flowers are permitted only in the areas and containers provided by the council and shall not be removed without permission. Cellophane or similar wrappings or plastic or imitation flowers and wreaths should be avoided, except within the memorial vaults and vase block area.

The council reserves the right to remove without prior notice any shrubs, tress, plants or floral tributes not considered to be in accordance with these regulations or that in its opinion have become unsightly and to dispose of the same in such a manner as deemed fit. The council will not accept any liability for memorabilia left within the crematorium buildings and grounds.

Planting is not permitted within the gardens of remembrance. Grass cutting, leaf and litter clearing, upkeep or trees, shrubs, flower beds and hedges will be carried out by the council or their contractor, at a frequency determined by the council and weather conditions.

Please be aware that no fee is charged for the laying to rest of remains in the glades or the garden of remembrance, however to maintain the natural ambience of these areas, no tributes or markers are to be left within these locations.

Fees

The council will determine fees for the crematorium services annually, to take effect from 1 April each year. All fees are to be payable in advance to the council.

Miscellaneous provisions

The council reserves the right to change the appearance of the crematorium and grounds at any time.

Loss or damage

The council shall not be held responsible for the safe keeping of any wreaths, flowers, plants or any other objects placed in the crematorium nor for any damage caused to memorials or monuments by winds, storm, inclement weather, vandalism or other factors outside of their control.

Alterations to the regulations

The council reserves the right from time to time to make any alterations or additions to these regulations as necessary. The councils ruling on these regulations shall be final.

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Contact us

Guildford Crematorium
New Pond Road
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3DB
United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 01483 444711
Email: crematorium@guildford.gov.uk

Last updated: 15 July 2014 15:37 PM