Arranging a Cremation Service

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Once a date and time has been arranged and booked at the crematorium, all the legalities and funeral arrangements will be managed by the Crematorium Manager and staff along with your appointed funeral director. If you wish to have a guided tour of the facility please telephone the Crematorium Office on: 01722 333632 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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Chapel and Service Information

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The Chapel has seating for approximately 130 people and is dedicated for services of all religions or creed. However, if a religious service is not required, it is possible to just sit quietly for a while, or have a family member or friend say a few words with some special music playing in the background. The cross can also be removed if desired.

Services are held every hour. This is designed to allow up to 35 minutes for the service in the Chapel and a 25 minute time to enable the family and friends to meet briefly after the service on the Colonnade and view any floral tributes* and then leave ready for a following service. It is possible, if required, to book a double time slot; this is particularly useful and indeed advised, if you are expecting a very large number of attendees or if a longer funeral service time is required.

New crematoria built in this country today offer the same capacity for seating in their Chapels/Ceremony Halls as offered here in Salisbury. If a larger attendance is expected it is strongly advised that the main part of the service should take place at a larger church or venue followed by a family only committal at the Crematorium. The funeral director should advise you of this when making the arrangements.

The Chapel at the Crematorium can also be used for funeral services prior to burial elsewhere or in the Avenue Cemetery.

*Unless specified floral tributes that are left at the crematorium will remain on the lower colonnade for a minimum of four days after the cremation service before being removed.

Please also be aware that there is a herd of deer residing in the adjoining London Road Cemetery and they periodically enter the Crematorium Grounds and eat cut flowers/funeral flowers that are left at the crematorium.


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Salisbury Crematorium was opened in September 1960 to serve the Salisbury District and surrounding areas. It has recently had a 2.6 million refurbishment making it amongst the most comfortable and environmentally friendly in Europe.

The beautiful Scandinavian designed multi faith chapel has a state of the art digital music centre, providing an almost unlimited music library. We also have an experienced resident organist who can play traditional organ music if desired. All forms of live music are welcome and the crematorium staff are always on hand to offer any advice you may need.

The Garden of Remembrance is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset, and the Book of Remembrance is open from 10am to 4.30pm daily. The mature woodland and gardens offer an area of natural beauty along with the relaxing pond area adjacent to the chapel. There is a selection of memorials available to provide a beautiful and lasting tribute for family and friends to visit and remember their loved ones.

The manager and dedicated team at Salisbury crematorium are available to help you in any way possible so please do not hesitate to contact them if you require any further information.

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Cremation Ashes

If desired after the service the Cremation Ashes may be scattered in our Gardens of Remembrance or Interred in either of our two cemeteries.

Alternatively they may be removed by the Funeral Director where other arrangements can be made with them as to their final resting place. It is advised to discuss your wishes with your chosen Funeral Director when arranging the funeral as once Cremation Ashes have been scattered there is no way they can be retrieved so it is important that you make the right decision