Sunderland Crematorium

Sunderland Crematorium is owned and operated by Sunderland City Council. 

The Chapel is located within a peaceful setting in Bishopwearmouth Cemetery. It has seating for 70 people as well as standing room for a further 70.

Construction started in 1937, but the project was suspended before the roof was put on when World War Two broke out, the building was eventually completed in 1951.


Service times

Services are held Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm. Services are usually scheduled every 30 minutes, but arrangements can be made for a longer service if required.  The order of service is displayed on the screen in the waiting room and also at the entrance to the chapel.

Facilities in our grounds

We have a number of facilities within our grounds to ensure that all our visitors are comfortable. These include:

  • Car parking for 65 with 2 additional disabled parking bays by the main entrance
  • Public toilets in the Waiting Room
  • Hall of Remembrance
  • Book of Remembrance
  • Garden of Remembrance

Floral tributes

A single floral tribute may be left on the anniversary of the death of a loved one in the Hall of Remembrance.
Tributes should be cut flowers only, any plants, balloons, wind chimes, cards, pictures, flags or any similar items will be removed.
Floral tributes left within the Hall of Remembrance may be used in the Chapel and other areas of the crematorium and during particularly busy periods may be moved to other areas within the building.

Remembering a loved one

When a loved one has passed away, families may wish to arrange to have a lasting memorial to commemorate and remember them. A memorial can also be used as a place of peace and reflection when families and friends wish to remember a loved one.

We offer a range of memorials that can be installed at the crematorium, a number of our cemeteries or in identified parks and open spaces. 

For more information please look at the options on the Remembering a loved one web page.

 

Opening HoursAddress

Chapel

Monday to Thursday               

Friday                                   

Saturday to Sunday               

Bank holidays                        

 

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 4:30pm

Closed

Closed

Chester Road

Sunderland

SR4 72S

 

Tel:       (0191) 520 5553

Hall of Remembrance

Monday to Thursday             

Friday                                 

Saturday to Sunday             

Bank holidays                       

 

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 4:30pm

12:00pm - 3:00pm

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Map and directions

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Garden of Remembrance    Open at all times