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Sunderland Crematorium

Bereavement - Crematorium

Mother's Day remembrance - Sunday 10 March

Sunderland Crematorium is welcoming you to their Mother's Day remembrance to spend some quiet time remembering a loved one.

The crematorium's Ceremony Hall will be open from 12 noon to 4pm on Mother's Day, Sunday 10 March, for you to light a candle, write a message in memory, and spend some time in quiet remembrance.

General information

Sunderland Crematorium is owned and operated by Sunderland City Council. 

The Chapel is located within the peaceful setting of Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.

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

Service times

Services are held Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 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.

The chapel seats 56 with capacity for 30 standing. A waiting area is available with broadcasted services on request. Public toilets and reception areas are also available.

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 with 2 additional disabled parking bays by the main entrance
  • Public toilets in the Waiting Room
  • Hall 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 and Garden 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.

Opening HoursAddress


Monday to Thursday               


Saturday to Sunday               

Bank holidays                        


9am to 5pm

9am to 4.30pm

By appointment


Chester Road




Tel:       (0191) 520 5553

Hall of Remembrance

Monday to Thursday             

Friday and Saturday               

Sunday and bank holidays        



9am to 5pm

9am to 4pm

12noon to 3pm


Map and directions

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Garden of Remembrance    Open at all times


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