Do you have details of upcoming services at the crematorium?
Details of upcoming funeral services for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston crematoria can be viewed under our Crematorium Service diary.
Who can help me organise a funeral?
Great Yarmouth Bereavement Services offer simple, dignified funerals. We provide three easy to arrange packages with clear and manageable costs. For further details please refer to our funeral services.
You can also find professional registered funeral directors and get advice on arranging a funeral from:
- National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
- National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
- Age UK
How much do cremations, burials and memorials cost?
For details of cremation costs applicable at Great Yarmouth Borough locations please see our list of cremation charges.
For details of interment charges, monuments and gravestones plus supplementary charges applicable at Borough cemeteries please see our list of cemetery charges.
For memorial charges including remembrance dedications and costs for memorial roses, shrubs, trees, individual memorial seats and related items please refer to our list of memorial charges.
Can I get help with the funeral costs?
If you are the deceased's next of kin and receive income support or benefits, you might be able to get help with costs. You can find out more on claiming support for funeral payments on GOV.UK.
What You Need to Complete for a Cremation
To hold a cremation at the Great Yarmouth Crematorium you will need to complete the following forms:
- Application for the cremation of the body of a person, usually completed by the nearest surviving relative or an executor
- Service arrangements for crematorium chapel
- Medical certificate, to be completed by a registered medical practitioner (including confirmation medical certificate for practitioner of at least five years standing)
If the death has been referred to a Coroner, then the Coroner will complete a form 6 for the crematorium.
Our policies and processes for infant cremation are aligned to the latest guidance as per the recommendations of Lord Bonomy's Commission. Further details are available in our Policy Statement for Infant Cremation.
Can I organise a funeral myself?
If you are thinking of making all arrangements yourself, you should read GOV.UK's advice on what to do after somebody dies. We can offer some advice and help with the planning process.
How do I organise a memorial stone for a grave?
Visit the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) website to find your nearest mason.
See our rules and regulations to find out what sizes we allow and to apply to have a memorial stone erected.
Can I reserve a grave for future use?
You can buy a grave before it is needed. You will get a deed to the grave, which is a legal document and should be kept safe. Please download the exclusive rights of burial form and return it to us at the address provided.
How do I transfer ownership of a grave?
Can I bury on private land?
You can, you will need to comply with all the legal requirements. You can find out more about private land burials on the Natural Death Centre website.
Where are the memorial sites in the area?
- Magdalen Lawn Cemetery, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7JJ
- Gorleston Old Cemetery, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BN
- Yarmouth Cemetery, Kitchener Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4HU
- Caister Cemetery, Ormesby Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5NL
Can I undertake family history research?
If you fill out and return the genealogy search form our team will search our records and provide information back to you. The genealogy search fee is charged at £49 per hour. The burial register search is a one-off fee of £46.50 (per entry).