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You must wear a face covering if you are attending a service at the crematorium, unless you have a valid exemption. This is a legal requirement.  

Chapel and facilities information

Our newly redeveloped Crematorium has been thoughtfully redesigned to create a very peaceful place for people to remember their loved ones.

Guildford crematorium was rebuilt in 2018/19 based on a design featuring stunning courtyards and courtyard gardens. Watch our short video below to take a virtual tour of the chapel and crematorium.

Additional planting surrounds a new reflection pool, providing a peaceful and meditative environment filled with different colours and scents throughout the year.

We have a range of services to choose from (for the latest fees, please see our icon Fees and charges list [268.85KB] ).


Service type

Description of service

8.30Direct service / non attended
  • Crematorium staff will be in attendance in the chapel to receive the deceased.
  • Suitable music will be played but no specific music request can be accepted.
  • No service in chapel and no mourners attending.
8.40Direct service / non attended
  • Crematorium staff will be in attendance in the chapel to receive the deceased.
  • Suitable music will be played but no specific music request can be accepted.
  • No service in chapel and no mourners attending.











Standard service


  • Standard service consists of 30 minutes' chapel time and 15 minutes to allow mourners time to exit chapel.
  • Celebrant and mourners may be in attendance and music and Wesley requests


The chapel

We recognise that every funeral service should be arranged to suit individual needs. Services can be religious or non-religious in nature and as formal or informal as you wish. 

The chapel space features a stunning vaulted roof, which allows natural light to create a calm and uplifting environment. The building uses an array of natural materials, including Oak and York stone and can accommodate 132 people seated.

There is additional space for larger services in the chapel lobby and waiting room. Both of these areas have screens from which people can view the service.

The chapel has a flexible seating plan with chairs that can be arranged according to the size and type of service required.  Underfloor heating makes this a warm and comfortable space.

A screen at the front of the chapel allows the display of visual tributes during the service. This can be organised through your funeral director. Anyone with a hearing aid may access the T loop system by setting it to the T position.

Car park

The main car park has space for 103 cars with overflow parking provided nearby.

See arrivals diagram below, showing access route to the chapel and car park.

Disabled parking spaces are provided near the chapel entrance. Electric car charging points are also available.

Large layout of arrivals diagram

Toilet facilities

Toilets with disabled and baby change facilities are located by the main car park (Remembrance Court) and also by the chapel waiting room. The site is designed to be fully accessible to all.

Waiting room

Our waiting room facilities are currently not available to use, due to social distancing requirements.

Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance

The crematorium gardens of remembrance, book of remembrance and flower room 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 - 7.30pm
  • May, June, July, and August 9am - 8pm

Sunshine slanting through trees at the Crematorium
View of the vaults in the crematorium grounds

Wesley music library

We offer the Wesley music library for funeral services held at Guildford Crematorium.

The library has over 300,000 items of music, including pop songs and hymns (choral and unaccompanied), traditional, orchestral and classical pieces.

The library is free to use and CD and DVD recordings of the funeral service are available at an extra cost (see the list of icon Wesley media library charges [32.1KB] ). Visual tributes which can include music and photos of your loved one to be played during the funeral service can also be arranged at an extra cost.

Please contact your funeral director or the bereavement services office if you have any queries.

Check what music is available by using these links and selecting 'Guildford Crematorium'.

If you would like music added to the Wesley music library, please call 01536 314914. For general enquiries, call 01536 314900.

Crematorium documents

Crematorium documents for funeral directors and medical practitioners are in the Downloads section of this page.

If you are thinking of organising a funeral service without a funeral director, please contact the bereavement services office at Guildford crematorium for guidance.