Cambridge Crematorium (Huntingdon Road)

The Crematorium is a suitable funeral venue, regardless of whether the funeral is faith-based or not, and offers a choice of chapel depending on your preference for the service.

The Crematorium was opened in 1938. It operated as a private concern before being taken over in 1950 by Cambridge City Council. The East Chapel was opened in 1938 and the West Chapel opened in 1991.

Cambridge Crematorium occupies a peaceful site, with its beautiful, fully landscaped gardens, natural woodland, and tranquil water areas, all containing an abundance of wildlife, within which ashes can be scattered. It provides a variety of ways in which families can commemorate and remember loved ones; ornamental shrubs, roses and trees help create a relaxing area in which to sit and the woodland is a tranquil and beautiful area with a variety of trees, shrubs and, in the spring-time, is abundant with aconites, daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells.

Cambridge City Crematorium

General Office Opening Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1.30pm (Memorial Enquiries)
Sunday Closed

Funerals at the Crematorium

  • Ceremonies, whether religious or secular, may be conducted at the crematorium, with a choice of two chapels.
  • A service may take place in any separate place of worship, followed by a brief committal ceremony at the crematorium.
  • It’s also possible to have a committal without any ceremony beforehand, a ‘no funeral service’, as such.
  • Families can arrange for their minister to conduct the service, or ask their funeral director to arrange for a suitable minister.

Memorial options at the crematorium

Memorials can offer a lasting symbol of remembrance to commemorate a loved one.
We have some specific memorial options for the crematorium. Find details of these on our memorials page.