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Birtley crematorium

Birtley crematorium is located in the grounds of Birtley Cemetery

The chapel has has good wheelchair access and a hearing loop system.

The chapel is available for funeral services of all denominations and sects and although there is a cross on the wall, this can be covered if so desired. 

Service times

Services times are not publicised as they can sometimes change. You can call Bereavement Services 0191 433 3816/3811 or email Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2 - 4pm to find out the time of a service. We are not responsible for any changes and recommend that you check again before the service is due. Some families do request that service times aren't given out.

Book of remembrance

The book of remembrance provides an everlasting record and memorial for the deceased. A digital version of the book of remembrance is available enabling you to access the inscriptions at anytime. Visit our book of remembrance page for further information.

Garden of remembrance

Birtley crematorium has a garden of remembrance. This is a tranquil, landscaped garden where you will be able to reflect and remember your loved one in privacy. Many of the walks and borders in the formal part of the garden are edged with special kerbstones to which commemorative plaques can be attached.

Floral tributes

Floral tributes will remain on display for three nights following the funeral. After the third night we will remove the flowers for recycling/disposal, unless otherwise instructed. This is at the discretion of the Cremation Authority. We do not accept any responsibility for tributes left at the crematorium after a funeral service or placed in the Garden of Remembrance.

Car parking

There is a limited number of parking spaces available within the crematorium grounds. If this area is full, crematorium staff will direct traffic to park on Windsor Road outside of the crematorium.

Public toilets

Toilets at Birtley Crematorium are situated in the Book of Remembrance room, which is opposite the chapel.


No dogs, other than guide dogs, will be allowed in crematoria buildings. Dogs can be taken into the grounds but must be kept on a short leash and any fouling must be removed and disposed of correctly.

Opening hours
April to September
Weekdays and Saturdays: 8.30am to 7pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 7pm

October to March
Weekdays and Saturdays: 8.30am to 3.45pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10.00am to 3.45pm