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Sutton Cemetery opening hours

COVID-19 Update

To allow for social distancing, the number of mourners at funerals will be restricted to 20 people at the graveside until further notice.  Please talk to your funeral director or the Cemetery Manager who will be able to advise further on any questions your family may have about funeral arrangements. 

The cemetery toilets will be available for mourners to use.

Thank you for your understanding whilst visiting the cemeteries.  These arrangements help to keep all our visitors and staff safe and ensure that funerals are safe for all attending

Months Monday - Friday Saturday, Sundays, Public Holidays
January, November December   9am- 4pm   9am- 4pm
February, March, October  9am- 5pm   9am- 5pm
April and September  9am- 7pm   9am- 7pm
May, June, July, August  9am- 8pm   9am- 8pm

Christmas and New Year Times

9am- 4pm for 2 weeks during Christmas and New Year


Reopening Sutton Cemetery Chapel - September 2020

We understand that these have been very testing times for families and friends who have lost loved ones during the Coronavirus pandemic. As the lockdown regulations continue to ease, we are now able to welcome families back into our chapel at Sutton Cemetery. 

To enable us to do this safely, up to 12 mourners will be able to attend each service. Those from the same household will now be able to sit together. 

To ensure the safety of all those attending services, the chapel has been deep cleaned and treated with anti-viral sanitiser. In addition, all areas of the chapel will be cleaned before each service.  

We will provide hand sanitiser stations at the chapel entrance for those entering to use and we ask everyone to follow the advice on the notices at the chapel entrances. 

Face masks will need to be worn by all attending. These will be provided should anyone not bring their own so that they are able to still attend the service. 

Funeral Directors have been advised that Sutton Cemetery Chapel is now available to book and our Cemetery staff are also pleased to advise further on particular needs and requests.  Please contact the cemetery team in the usual way. More information about the cemeteries and how to contact us is here.

We know that these are difficult times for those attending and we want to do all we can to ensure loved ones are able to pay their final respects while keeping people safe.

Please note - We are working hard to open Bandon Hill Cemetery chapel as soon as possible, but some adjustments are required to allow us to do this. We will let you know as soon as we have a date for reopening. 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm 


Children visiting must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cars are not admitted into the grounds except for funerals or by prior arrangement with the cemetery office No vans or commercial vehicles except with cemetery office work permit.

NO DOGS ALLOWED (except guide dogs).