Southend Crematorium, Essex

Southend Crematorium, Essex

Southend Crematorium, opened in 1953, is located in Sutton Road, a few miles north of the town centre. 

There are two chapels available, the South chapel which can seat 44 mourners, and the West Chapel that can seat 100. Each of the chapels are equipped with wheelchair access and small waiting rooms. The South Chapel waiting room has refreshments available. 

The Crematorium Garden of Remembrance covers eight acres of formal gardens, a sunken rose garden and rock gardens. Roses, trees and shrubs that can dedicated to loved ones. A newly built Pergola Walk incorporates slate memorial tablets with traditional and modern designs. 

Nature lovers will enjoy the peaceful Woodland Memorial Garden, which has been densely planted with native trees and hollies, dog roses, ferns and more. A peaceful stream flows from a rock pool through the entire space, while a wooden pavilion provides shelter and a covered memorial area. 

There are several internment options for mourners, including scattering or burial, or simply taking the ashes home with them after cremation. Options must be arranged by the funeral director with the crematorium staff. 

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

  • Opened in 1953
  • 80 parking space
  • 4 disabled parking bays
  • Woodland Memorial area 
  • Book of Remembrance
  • Chapels seat 100 and 44 respectively
  • 8 acres of formal gardens, rock pools and woods
  • Woodland Memorial Garden available

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 8am to 5pm*

Tuesday 8am to 5pm*

Wednesday 8am to 5pm*

Thursday 8am to 5pm*

Friday 8am to 5pm*

Saturday 8am to 5pm*

Sunday 9am to 5pm*

* 1st November to 28th February open until 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm)

Address & phone number

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


The crematorium is located 1.3 miles from Victoria Avenue, just 0.7 miles from Prittlewell station. There is a bus stop outside the cemetery that operates every 30 minutes. 

If traveling by car, head west on the A127 and exit the roundabout onto Priority Crescent. Exit the next roundabout onto Sutton Road, turn left onto Bentalls Close and then turn right. The crematorium will be on your left.

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