Deaths, burials and cremations

Cemetery opening times


  • North Watford and Vicarage Road cemeteries reopen to the public with normal opening times (9am - 7pm) - visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. 
  • Toilet facilities are open from 9am to 5pm (they are restricted opening hours due to COVID 19 regulations to allow cleaning).
  • Due to recent changes to government guidance burials at our cemeteries can only accommodate a maximum of 30 mourners at graveside who must practice safe distancing at all times during the ceremony.
  • Our chapel remains closed at this time.
  • The guidance will also only permit up to six people to attend the interment of cremated remains.
  • You can read the 'Information For The Bereaved Coronavirus (Covid 19) leaflet' for more information.

The hours of opening and closing for both cemeteries are as follows:

  • January, February, November and December: 9am - 4pm
  • March and October: 9am - 6pm
  • April, May and September: 9am - 7pm
  • June - August: 9am - 8pm

The office is open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend that you contact the office and make an appointment with a member of our team. 

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