Crematorium Facilities

The elegant chapel seats a congregation of 120, and also boasts a newly decorated waiting suite, a Book of Remembrance room which  opens every day of the year. There are public toilets with disability access and a baby change area.  The chapel is fully airconditioned and has a hearing loop on request. The chapel is easily accessible and we have wheelchairs available on request.

Music for services is supplied via the digital Obitus system but families can also choose to hire an organist to play the organ.

There is a large flower court to the rear of the chapel where families can view their loved one floral tributes which is largely undercover.


Colchester Crematorium opened in 1957 and since then over 100,000 funeral services have been held there. The building nestles in the middle of the 6 acre Garden of Remembrance, at the South West side of the large and beautiful cemetery. It is made of soft red brick with a tiled roof and tall elegant windows and is decorated in soft pastel colours to promote an elegant and tranquil feeling.

Opening Times

Colchester Cemetery & Crematorium have multiple facilities with different opening times. Please check the opening times page for more information.

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