Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
The Prime Minister has announced that we can move to Stage 4 of the Government Road Map from Monday 19 July 2021. From this date, many of the restrictions will be lifted and, as a result of this, we have reviewed the restrictions when attending a funeral at Peterborough Crematorium and Peterborough Cemeteries.
Following a risk assessment and to ensure the safety of our staff, we will still need to restrict the numbers within the chapel, however it will now be a maximum of 80 seated and no standing at the back. We do recognise that there may be families that would still like to distance within the chapel, and we would therefore recommend that this number is 25 seated. The screens will be available outside with no restriction on numbers.
We recommend that all people attending a service wear a facemask and to distance where possible to ensure their own safety and the safety of our staff.
Hand sanitiser and signage will still be visible in all areas and the chapel will continue to be cleaned between each service.
As COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person through small droplets, aerosols and through direct contact, singing, the playing of some musical instruments and shouting increases the risk of transmission. Therefore we will continue to have no singing in the chapel unless this is a by a professional singer(s) where any performers are positioned in a way that avoids face-to-face performance, as far as possible.
As restrictions have not yet been removed, we will continue to provide the webcast facility at cost price which is £36.
There is no limit to the number of attendees at funerals within our cemeteries, however we do recommend that people continue to wear facemasks and socially distance.
This will be reviewed on a regular basis and we will update people should this change.
Updated: 15 July 2021
Peterborough Crematorium was opened in 1958 and is owned and administered by the council. The Crematorium is located in approximately 26 acres of land, much of it left as original ancient woodland.
The trees enhance the tranquil atmosphere of the grounds and because of its origins; during the springtime, we have carpets of bluebells and other wild flowers. There are also a variety of birds and animals that visit the area.
There are a variety of memorials available at the crematorium to choose from as a symbol of remembrance for a loved one. More details can be found on our memorials page.
Crematorium fees and price information
Our fees and charges are detailed in the document below. Payment will be required before the day of the funeral and can be paid by cash, debit/credit card or cheque (made payable to Peterborough City Council).
Assistance with funeral costs
If you're on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you're arranging, you may:
- be able to get a funeral payment from the social fund
- be able to get a Bereavement Payment which is a one-off, lump-sum tax-free payment of £2,000 if the deceased is your husband, wife or civil partner
- be able to claim the Bereavement Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner had paid their National Insurance contributions or their death was caused by their job and were either: under State Pension age when they died or they were entitled to 'Category A state retirement benefit' when they died.
Service standards and awards
We aim to keep the standards at Peterborough Crematorium to a level that provides a place of comfort, tranquillity and quiet reflection. We are very proud to once again have been awarded the Green Flag Award.
Peterborough Bereavement Services are members of the Charter for the Bereaved and hold the Gold Standard for this service.
On the rare occasion that you feel that our service has been below standard, please contact us at Peterborough Crematorium by:
Alternatively, you can contact the council's complaints team.
Wildlife and nature
The trees enhance the tranquil atmosphere of the grounds and because of its origins, during the springtime, we have carpets of bluebells and other wildflowers. There are also a variety of birds and animals that visit the area.
Unfortunately some of these visitors, along with squirrels, can be less welcome in the formal areas as they will tend to nibble the formal planting and flowers which have been left on memorials. If you are lucky you may also see badger tracks in soft ground after rain.
It is also worth taking a few moments to stop and listen to the birds who make the woodland their home. If you are lucky you may even hear a woodpecker as it drills into a tree looking for insects. There are dedicated display boards in the memorial garden to help illustrate this.
Various information leaflets can be collected from the Bereavement Services office, or alternatively downloaded from below.
Location and opening times
|Day||Office||Book of Remembrance Room|
|Monday to Friday||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm|
|Saturday||9am to 12pm||9am to 12.30pm|
|Sunday||Closed||9am to 12.30pm|
|Bank holidays||Closed||9am to 12.30pm|
- 1 April to 30 September - 9am to 7pm
- 1 October to 31 March - 9am to 5pm (Except when attending a funeral)
Please note: When the Book of Remembrance Room is closed, weekends and Bank Holidays, the Books of Remembrance will be turned so that they can be viewed through the windows on the outside of the building. Vases will be available for public use on the outside of the Book of Remembrance Room and the reserved vase facility will still be available.