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 to 4pm
Tuesday 9am to 4pm
Wednesday 9am to 4pm
Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 1.30pm (for 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.