Bereavement Services - Directions to Stafford Borough Cemeteries and Crematorium

    Important Notice – Funeral service mourner numbers

    As from 6 July 2020, it is possible for a maximum of 15 people to sit on each side of the chapel (30 in total) and observe the revised social distancing rules during a funeral service. Please follow the directions of your Funeral Director and the chapel attendant on the day.

    Please note that it will still be necessary to undertake cleaning in between services and your patience and understanding are requested.

    Please ensure that you maintain social distancing guidelines within the burial grounds and follow all site rules which include no dog fouling, dogs on leads no longer than 2 metres at all times and no ball games.

    For more information about changes and restrictions that currently apply to our services, please visit; changes to the services 

    Important Changes to our Services From 13 July 2020

    Following changes the Coronavirus Act 2020, we can continue lifting certain restrictions at the crematorium. We can only do this by giving full consideration to everyone’s safety, so please adhere to the guidance;

    1. Whilst the crematorium office remains open during normal working hours for telephone and email enquiries, as from Monday 13 July you can make an appointment to visit the office staff (conditions apply)
    2. The Book of Remembrance room will be open from Monday 13 July 2020 (conditions apply)
    3. Please make appointments to attend the interment or scattering of loved ones (conditions apply)
    4. To support the NHS Track and Trace scheme ALL visitors will be asked to supply their names and contact details for this reason only.

    Your funeral director will be able to advise you or you can contact our office. To make appointments and for all other enquiries please call 01785 242594 during normal office hours or email bereavementservices@staffordbc.gov.uk


    Directions to Stafford Crematorium

    Address: Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, Stafford ST18 0XZ.

    You can also view Stafford Crematorium's location on an interactive map.

    Crematorium Opening Times

    October - March
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 4.30pm
    Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 4.30pm 

    April - September
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm
    Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 8pm 

    From M6

    Leave the M6 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for the A513 (Uttoxeter).

    Pass the Primepoint 14 Industrial Estate; carry straight on at the double roundabout.  (Still following signs for the A513).

    Continue along the Beaconside road past the Military Base until you come to the University Roundabout, at the roundabout turn left again following the A518 (Uttoxeter).

    From A518

    Following the A518 head past the Staffordshire University campus on left, through the pedestrian crossing and keep going straight on until you see Weston Road High School on the right.  Just past the school take a right hand turn onto Blackheath Lane.

    Should you wish to have access to the administration office only please turn into the grounds mid-way off Blackheath Lane.  For the main entrance and access to all other facilities carry straight on down to the crossroads at the other end of Blackheath Lane and turn right onto the Tixall Road.

    The main entrance to the Crematorium is signposted off the Tixall Road just a couple of metres from the crossroads.

    The visitors' car park is by the chapel but there are several laybys close  to the burial sites for easier access.  Additional parking is available off the exit road to the rear of the Chapel.

    Arrival by Train - Stafford Station

    There is no direct bus route from the railway station to Stafford Crematorium; the journey could involve several bus changes. Walking would take at least 50 minutes. As route details are very complex to explain we would recommend the use of a taxi from outside the railway station which involves a 15 minute journey. 

    Directions to Eccleshall Road Cemetery

    Address: Eccleshall Road Cemetery, Eccleshall Road, Stafford, ST16 1PD.

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    From M6

    Come off at Junction 14 and come down the A5013 (Eccleshall Road)

    Follow the road for about a mile past the Creswell, Holmcroft and Tillington Estates and the cemetery is on the right just before the roundabout onto the A34.

    From Stafford Town centre

    Get onto the A34 heading towards Stone. Go up Foregate Street past Greyfriars (with the Waggon and Horses pub on your right). At the roundabout follow the road left past the petrol station on your left and McDonalds on the right. Follow the road up a little way and the cemetery is on your left.

    Directions to Stone Cemetery

    Address: Stone Cemetery, Stafford Road (A34), Stone, ST15 0BQ.

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    From Stafford

    Take the A34 (Stone Road) towards Stone. Continue straight on at the roundabout with the A51 and at the next roundabout go right all the way around the roundabout so you are heading back down the A34 to Stafford. The cemetery entrance is on the left just before you get back on the roundabout with the A51.

    From Stone

    Come straight down the A34 towards Stafford. The cemetery entrance is on the left just before the roundabout with the A51.

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