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
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.