Crewe Crematorium in the Cemetery grounds, Market Close, Crewe, CW1 2NA was opened in 1957 and the first cremation was on 16 May 1958. The main entrance is on Badger Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3JG. The chapel is available for funeral services of all denominations and sects and seats up to 68 mourners. The crematorium chapel has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties and there is a wheelchair for use by request. The type of funeral service and manner in which it is conducted are entirely a matter of personal choice. Your funeral director will advise and guide you on the format of the service, and will inform the crematorium of any specific requirements in advance. If you are not using a funeral director, one of the Bereavement Services staff will assist you with any necessary procedures.
A 40-minute period is allocated to each funeral service, although extra time can be requested if a longer service is required. The whole of the funeral service may take place at the crematorium, or a service can be held at a church or other venue followed by a Committal only at the crematorium. On arrival at the chapel it is usual for the coffin to be taken into the chapel ahead of the mourners. The coffin will be placed on the catafalque and the service will proceed until finally the Committal where the curtains will close. Alternatively the curtains can remain open for a final farewell as mourners leave the Chapel.
Book of remembrance at Crewe Crematorium
The times for viewing the book of remembrance at Crewe Crematorium will be changing from October 2011.
The book room, which is located within the crematorium building, will be open as follows:
- Monday – Friday - 8.30am to 4pm
- Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - 8.30am to 4.00pm
Notice of works at Crewe Crematorium to improve facilities
Work is underway on a major revamp of Crewe Crematorium to improve facilities for the bereaved.
The £1.3m scheme, which started on Monday July 6, includes extending the building, boosting seating capacity, improving toilet facilities and increasing parking for people with disabilities.
Crewe Crematorium, in Crewe Cemetery, will get a single-storey extension to the front of the existing building. The extension will include an arrival area, a book of remembrance alcove and an area where bereaved families can wait more comfortably.
External walls of remembrance will be built to both the front and side of the existing building to replace the ‘carriage porch’ (porte cochere). Some memorial plaques will be temporarily moved and stored during this work.
The interior will get an extra 38 seats – increasing capacity by more than 50 per cent from the current total of 68 seats. There will also be an extension of the ‘hearing loop’ to help the hard of hearing access the service.
Toilet facilities will be improved as the existing chapel of rest will be converted into male, female and disabled toilets. Two additional disabled parking spaces will also be created.
The work will be done outside crematorium opening hours and services will take place as normal. Every effort will be made to keep any impact of the work to a minimum.
There is ample car parking provided for the bereaved attending services at the Crematorium. Access to the car parks is via the main gates located on Badger Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3JG. The main car parks are located on the left hand side of the main gates. There is also limited parking for the disabled but please contact the Cemetery Administration Office on 01270 685545 for directions.
Search for Crewe Crematorium records online
We have digitised 52,100 Crewe Crematorium records from 1954 to 2009 and added them to the specialist family history website Deceased Online. Users can search free of charge by name and date and there is a small fee to download register scans or access grave details.