Wakefield Crematorium

Wakefield Crematorium

Wakefield Crematorium, situated on Standbridge Lane, is one of two crematoriums serving the Wakefield area, the other being Pontefract. Together, these facilities perform over 3,000 cremations annually. The crematorium in Wakefield boasts its own chapel, accommodating up to 72 individuals. For those unable to attend the service in person, live web streaming of the ceremony is available, allowing friends and family to participate remotely through a secure online connection. A DVD recording of the ceremony can be provided.

The crematorium offers a Wesley music system with an extensive collection of organ recordings, hymns, and everyday music accessible online. After the cremation service, families have the option to arrange various memorials at the facility.

Wakefield Crematorium's operating hours are from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm, and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm (April to October) or 9 am to 9 pm (November to March).

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Wakefield Crematorium in order to discuss your plans. We’d be happy to help you do this, so feel free to contact one of our personal advisers.  

Facts & figures

  • One of only two crematoria serving Pontefract area
  • Crematorium chapel seats 72
  • Webcast and DVD recordings are available
  • Wesley music system
  • Opening hours for grounds may vary depending on season

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

In winter months. In summer months, gates close at 9:00pm.

Address & phone number

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


Begin by heading southeast toward St Helen's Place, then turn left onto St Helen's Place. Next, take the A656/Pontefract Road, and continue to follow the A656. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Leeds Road/A6539, and at the next roundabout, take the third exit to stay on Leeds Road/A639/A6539. Continue on Bruce Smeaton Way/A6539, and at the Cutsyke Road North Roundabout, take the second exit onto Cutsyke Road/A6539. At the Cutsyke Road South Roundabout, take the second exit onto Castleford Lane/A6539, passing through one roundabout.

Continue onto A655, and at Loscoe Lane Roundabout, take the second exit, staying on A655. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit to stay on A655. Use the left lane to turn right onto Doncaster Road/A638, then at the roundabout, take the 1st exit to remain on Doncaster Road/A638.

Turn left onto Agbrigg Road/B6389 and continue for about 0.7 miles. Continue on Barnsley Road/A61, then follow Standbridge Lane to your destination. Finally, follow Standbridge Lane for less than a mile until you reach Wakefield Crematorium at Standbridge Lane.

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