Bereavement Services - Stafford Crematorium and Cemeteries

    The burial grounds at the Crematorium in Tixall Road, Stafford are now open again following a recent change in legislation by the Government. Please ensure that you maintain social distancing guidelines and follow all site rules which include no dog fouling, dogs on leads no longer than 2m at all times and no ball games.

    Unfortunately the Crematorium buildings remain closed because of the directions under the Coronavirus Act 2020. This includes the Book of Remembrance room and administration office.

    Funeral services will continue but a number of changes to the services that we provide have been implemented.

    Are you or a loved one facing the end of life? Our End Well webpage provides helpful information, support and advice on a range of areas relating to the end of life care including: bereavement support, what to do when someone dies and carer's support.

    Our Bereavement Services are based at the Tixall Road Crematorium, Tixall Road, Stafford ST18 0XZ Telephone  01785 242594 or email

    There are three cemeteries; the Crematorium and burial ground at Tixall Road in Stafford, the Eccleshall Road Cemetery in Stafford and Stone Cemetery off the A34 in Stone.  Directions available.

    Please note: There are no details of forthcoming funeral services published on this website.  If you require to know when a funeral is taking place, please contact the Bereavement Services Team on 01785 242 594 or email

    If you have enquiries regarding specific deceased individuals please contact our office directly.  However, there is a charge for genealogy services.

    Although we are able to provide you with information regarding bereavement and funerals, we recommend that you visit the following websites:-

    You will find additional information by using the links below and in the side bar.

    Crematorium and cemeteries opening times

    Covid-19: The burial grounds at the Crematorium in Tixall Road, Stafford are now open again.

    The Cemeteries and Crematorium are open to the public on the following days:

    October to March:

    • Monday to Saturday - 9.00am to 4.30pm
    • Sunday and Bank Holidays - 10.00am to 4.30pm

    April to September:

    • Monday to Saturday - 9.00am to 8.00pm
    • Sunday and Bank Holidays - 10.00am to 8.00pm

    For out of hours booking (for cremations and burials) or security of the site please call 07970 532687.

    Café and Flower Shop

    Covid-19: Heart and Flowers is closed until further notice. Please contact Debbie for more information.

    Hearts and Flowers’ is our on-site Café and Flower Shop open seven days a week. It offers a range of drinks, home baked cakes, freshly made sandwiches and other light snacks.

    Fresh handmade wreaths, pots and plants on sale (pre-order before 15 December).

    Café Opening Hours

    • October - March: 10am to 3pm (weekdays) and 10am to 4pm at weekends.
    • April - September: 9am to 5pm (weekdays) and 10am to 4pm at weekends.


    Debbie Bailey
    01785 211522
    Facebook @heartsandflowerscafe

    Not Everyone can say Goodbye in Person (Live streaming and DVDs)

    Now there is an opportunity for friends and relatives to view the service at a later date. The event can be available to view on line for up to 28 days after the service and DVDs are also available on request as a permanent keepsake. Please contact Bereavement Services for more information or to make arrangements.

    Memorial Services

    Covid-19: All memorial services are cancelled until further notice.

    Memorial services are held in the Crematorium Chapel throughout each year starting in January. Bereaved family and friends are welcome to attend. These special services are held at 2.30pm in the Crematorium Chapel, unless stated otherwise and last for 45 minutes. If you would like the person you have come to remember mentioned by name within the prayers - cards are available on arrival. Simply, complete the card and place in the basket before the service.

    • Sunday 26 January 2020
    • Sunday 26 April 2020
    • Sunday 26 July 2020
    • Sunday 27 September 2020
    • Sunday 13 December 2020 (Carol Service)
    • Sunday 24 January 2021

    Our Christmas Carol Service will be held on Sunday 13 December 2020.

    Stafford Crematorium Open Days

    Open days provide an opportunity for members of the public to meet the crematorium staff and to view the crematorium buildings and grounds. It is also a chance to view behind the scenes and to ask us questions.

    The date for the next Open Day is to be confirmed, contact us for further information.

    Friends of Stafford Cemeteries

    The main ethos of the group is to raise public awareness of, and develop public interest in, the council’s cemeteries and crematorium, to act as guardian of the cemeteries to protect and preserve them for public benefit as places of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature and to support Stafford Bereavement Services in developing the ethos and facilities for public benefit. If you would like to join the group or contribute; Contact Laura Francis on 01785 242594 or email us at

    You said, we did

    • Christmas Carol Service for infants and babies - 2015
    • Air conditioning fitted in Tixall Road Chapel - 2015
    • Additional burial spaces at Eccleshall Road requiring a pioneering technique to make use of otherwise unsuitable ground - 2014
    • More parking spaces at Tixall Road Crematorium
    • Move entrance of toilet block from cloisters at Tixall Road Cemetery (2016)
    • Greater control of anti-social dog issues at all Council-owned cemeteries (2016)
    • Chapel updated and bigger viewing screen (2017)
    • Additional parking bays


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