Chelmsford Crematorium

Chelmsford Crematorium

The Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium, or Writtle Road Cemetery, has been serving the community since 1887. Owned and managed by the local council, the crematorium offers two chapels to accommodate different group sizes. The South Chapel seats up to 108 guests while the North Chapel can seat up to 26 guests. The Wesley music system and electric organs are available to play pre-recorded music or for privately arranged organists to perform. Additionally, for a small fee, the funeral service can be recorded for friends and family who could not attend. 

The Garden of Remembrance and lawn provide peaceful areas to scatter ashes or use the columbarium. The floral tribute area is separate from the chapels, allowing guests to admire the flowers without distracting from the service. The Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium truly aim to provide a dignified and respectful service for loved ones.

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Chelmsford 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

  • Founded 1887
  • Two chapels seating 108 and 26 
  • Wesley music system
  • Garden of Remembrance
  • Webcast available
  • Floral Tribute area
  • Parking for 104 cars

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Tuesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm*

*Pedestrian access available after gates close.

Address & phone number

Writtle Road
*Don’t forget, you need to book before you visit the Chelmsford Crematorium. We’ll be happy to arrange this for you, if you’d like: get in touch with one of our personal advisers.


If you are using a Sat Nav to find the Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium, please use the postcode CM1 3WQ instead of the postal address.

The car park is strictly for visitors to the Cemetery and Crematorium grounds or those attending a service. There are two car parks with a total of 104 spaces, including eight spaces for disabled drivers who have a Blue Badge. It is important to park in designated parking spaces only, and not in the roadway, to avoid obstructing other vehicles. 

If you prefer public transportation, the number 351 bus from Chelmsford Bus Station stops at our Cemetery and Crematorium.

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