Cambridge Bereavement Services

Cambridge Bereavement Services is part of Cambridge City Council. The service offers high quality choices for burial, cremation and commemoration of loved ones. Dedicated staff can offer advice and help with making funeral arrangements, and structuring a unique and fitting funeral service.

In light of official advice relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Bereavement Service is taking steps to ensure the welfare of visitors and staff while maintaining as many of our usual services as possible for people who have recently been bereaved.

Our office at Cambridge City Crematorium on Huntingdon Road will be closed to the public for face-to-face meetings until further notice. If you have any concerns or questions you can still contact us as normal for assistance and advice by phoning 01223 458000 or emailing bereavementservices@cambridge.gov.uk

We’re encouraging all people attending our services to follow government advice on social distancing and self-isolation. Please consider limiting the number of attendees to immediate family such as spouses or partners, parents, carers, siblings, and children and their partners.

For those people sadly unable to attend cremations or burials at this time, we are able to offer the option via funeral directors of recording them on video, with copies to be made available the day after.

Due to supplier shortages, we are currently unable to offer some services including witnessed scatterings, and arranging memorials but again we will be very happy to speak to you about these matters by phone or email.

We wish you the very best at this difficult time and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Dial-a-Ride bus service

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride offers its members a bus service to the Huntingdon Road crematorium and cemetery every other Wednesday, at a discounted rate of £7.40 for the return trip.

A14 improvements affecting access to and from the crematorium

From Monday 11 November, the following changes on the A14 will be in place:

  • The local road between Bar Hill and Oakington will become two-way
  • The eastbound entry slip road at junction 29 (Bar Hill) will open
  • The westbound exit slip road at junction 29 (Bar Hill) will close
  • The eastbound entry slip road at junction 30 (Oakington) will close
  • The westbound entry slip road at junction 30 (Dry Drayton)

Approaching the crematorium from the east, you should turn off the A14 before Bar Hill and use the local access road to the crematorium.

When leaving the crematorium, you will be diverted down the local access road to Bar Hill, where you can join the A14.

Pond refurbishment

The ponds in the gardens of remembrance were looking rather sad and run down – they leaked constantly, the paving was disintegrating, and the planting was badly overgrown. So we put a plan in place to refurbish two of the four ponds…

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