Cemetery services

The cemetery service delivers a professional and caring service; our priority is to ensure that all funerals are organised and conducted in a dignified and orderly manner.

A meaningful funeral is an important part of the grieving process and we recognise that each person's needs are different and our aim is to ensure that every funeral is as personal and unhurried as possible.

Cemeteries 

The Council manages four municipal cemeteries within the borough:

Crematoria

The Eltham Crematorium in Falconwood is governed by a joint committee from Bexley, Greenwich and Dartford councils the main administration is run by Royal Borough of Greenwich.

For all enquiries and further information telephone the Cemeteries Office 020 3045 4100 or email cemeteries@bexley.gov.uk.

Cemetery services fees and charges

Cemetery services fees and charges 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Description Charges for Residents Charges for Non-residents
New private grave 30 year lease £2,003 £5,355
New private grave 50 year lease £3,110 £8,500
New private grave 75 year lease £4,420 £12,075
New private half grave for cremated remains and children 0 to under 18 years 30 year lease £876 £2,310
New private half grave for cremated remains and children 0 to under 18 years 50 year lease £1,319 £3,658
New private half grave for cremated remains and children 0 to under 18 years 75 year lease £1,873 £5,198
Purchase in reserve (Hillview only) 30 year lease £2,356 £7,600
Purchase in reserve (Hillview only) 50 year lease £3,733 £12,000
Purchase in reserve (Hillview only) 75 year lease £5,304 £17,100
Extension to lease 10 year lease £612 £1,835
Extension to lease 30 year lease £2,003 £5,355
Extension to lease 50 year lease £3,110 £8,500
Extension to lease 75 year lease £4,420 £12,075
Purchase in Reserve - 30 year lease Sanctum Vault at Hillview £1,408 £4,988
Bexleyheath Memorial Garden 2’x 2’ 30 year lease £876 £2,310
Bexleyheath Memorial Garden 2’x 2’ 50 year lease £1,319 £3,658
Bexleyheath Memorial Garden 2’x 2’ 75 year lease £1,873 £5,198
Dig for one/two (adult) £1,264 £3,591
Dig for three/four (adult) £1,468 £6,269
Interment of cremated remains into private grave or garden of remembrance (adult) £370 £1,255
Grave at Hillview cremated remains (First set only adult) £1,264 £3,591
Interment of cremated remains for child 0 to under 18 years into a public or private grave No fee £455
Dig for child 0 to 3 months into public or private grave No fee £267
Dig for child 3 months to under 18 years into private grave (lease payable) No fee £655
Dig for child 0 to under 18 years public grave (no lease) No fee £655
Interment of adult (public grave only) £653 £2,564
Surcharge for casket £424 £1,575
Coffin exceeding 6’10 x 2’2 £404 £1,496
Use of chapel – Erith or Bexleyheath £157 £157
Saturday Burials (Adult interments only) Interment fee doubled Interment fee doubled
Transfer or copy of deeds £130 £130
Genealogy searches £70 £70
New vault (30 year lease) including interment, tablet and vase £2,276 £8,458
Replacement tablet after second interment £315 £315
Second interment £370 £1,255
Vases (Sanctum) £173 £173
Surcharge for late arrival to funeral (half an hour or more) £261 £261
Surcharge - coffin sizes not received at least 3 working days before interment £173 £173
Surcharge - wrong outside lid measurement given £181 £181
Surcharge - memorial not removed at least 3 working days before interment £173 £173
Surcharge for Saturday interment of child 0 to under 18 years £309 £309
Exhumation Standard Cost plus 20% Cost plus 20%
Exhumation Urgent Cost plus 20% + £720 Cost plus 20% + £720
Plaque on shared bench - all cemeteries £376 £376
GOR vase Bexleyheath, Erith, Hillview & Sidcup £424 £424
Plaque octagonal planter Bexleyheath £434 £434
Wall plaques Bexleyheath £382 £382
Purchase of plaque on sundial at Hillview and Erith (30 years) small £386 £386
Purchase of plaque on sundial at Hillview and Erith (30 years) medium £426 £426
Purchase of plaque on sundial at Hillview and Erith (30 years) large £557 £557