If you choose to book your cremation through a local Funeral Director, they will arrive at the crematorium at the undercover entrance.
Alternatively, if you choose either of our Essential Plus Rose or Premium Rose Services your loved one's coffin will already be in situ on the catafalque when the family and mourners arrive. Our staff will be on hand to greet you and direct you to the chapel.
Your time with the chapel and within our undercover flower cloister can be up to 45 minutes, depending on if you have chosen a full service or a committal only.
After the service, your friends and family can gather in the undercover flower cloister and koi pool to view floral tributes and reflect on the service. Flowers are then placed outside in the courtyard for a few days to allow additional time for tributes to be viewed.
Ashes will be available for collections just a few days after the service.
Scattering of Ashes
We are happy for you to scatter the ashes within our lawned area, with attendance from our team or we can do this on your behalf.
You may scatter ashes, but only with our knowledge as we are then able to record the location of the scattering. We have planted thirteen different types of trees which flower or seed in specific months of the year, allowing you to choose to place the ashes in a month that is poignant, there is also a central tree for those that do not have a specific month. If you visit again to pay your respects the tree should look its best during the month you have chosen.
What You Need to Complete
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.
Crematorium Service Calendar
View the Crematorium Service Diary confirming services taking place at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Crematorium for the following fourteen days.