The City of Westminster operates three cemeteries which are situated outside the borough. The Parks Client team manages the service which is contracted to Continental Landscapes Limited.
Westminster cemeteries are highly rated. We are delighted that all 3 cemeteries have been awarded green flags. The flags were awarded for the management of the non-burial element of the cemeteries are seen as the gold standard for public spaces that are welcoming, safe and well maintained.
Grave spaces can be purchased for immediate or future burials or for the interment of ashes. Before you decide why not take a look of our list of cemeteries fees and charges.
Find out more about our 3 cemeteries:
Westminster has also adopted the Charter for the Bereaved which covers the processes related to how burials are handled.
These can be arranged by contacting the Hanwell cemetery office by:
If you have a complaint or other comments that you feel cannot be dealt with by the staff at our Hanwell office, you should contact the client officer for cemeteries or the cemeteries team. We are always happy to discuss your needs and requirements, or any comments you may have on the service you receive.
The council's cemeteries are primarily for Christian burials but services are provided for all people no matter what denomination, religion or belief. Where possible any special requirements will be accommodated to ensure that each service is as individual and appropriate to the wishes of the deceased and relatives as possible.
The Chapels are available for all funeral services between 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday and live or taped music may be played upon request.
The council also permits under certain conditions the placing of donated benches near to identified grave plots. If you are considering donating a bench to one of the council's cemeteries please visit our donated benches scheme web page.
We do not offer grave maintenance services but this can be arranged with a private contractor or through the cemetery office.
|Nov to Feb||March to Oct|
|Monday to Friday||8:30am to 4:30pm||8:30am to 6pm|
|Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays||11am to 4pm||11am to 6pm|
|Chapels - Mon to Fri||9am to 4.30pm|
For information on burials or interments in the former Paddington Cemetery in Willesden Lane you should contact London Borough of Brent which holds all the cemetery records.
This association exists to represent the views and concerns of all who have loved ones buried in any of the City of Westminster's 3cemeteries and can be contacted on 020 7286 9299.