Durham Crematorium features a distinctive hexagonal-shaped Chapel designed by J. P. Chaplin, A.R.I.B.A. The Chapel provides a serene setting with expansive windows offering panoramic views of the meadowland and distant woodland surrounding the site. Designed with accessibility in mind, the Chapel is wheelchair-friendly, equipped with a disabled toilet, and has a wheelchair available on-site.
Seating within the Chapel accommodates approximately 100 people, with additional standing room for 50. The facility is equipped with modern amenities, including the Wesley music and media system, along with a visual tribute service that allows the display of photographs and/or videos on two 48” screens accompanied by music. Services can be broadcast via webcast or recorded onto a CD or DVD, providing flexibility for families.
The Chapel also houses an organ for a wide range of hymn requests. Additionally, the Life and Soul garden, a permanent feature within the crematorium grounds, was created by tutors and students of Finchale Training College. Awarded a coveted Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Silver Gilt Medal, the garden serves as a tranquil space for reflection and remembrance, open throughout the year at the bottom of the crematorium grounds beside the cemetery.
Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Durham Crematorium in order to discuss your plans. We’d be happy to help you do this, so feel free to get in touch with one of our personal advisers.
Facts & figures
- Chapel was designed by JP Chaplin
- Parking for 42 cars
- Seating for 100, standing room for 50
- Webcasting available
- Organ available
- Garden created by Finchale Training College
- RHS Silver Gilt Medal Winner
Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)
Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm
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