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welcome to basildon crematorium & cemetery

Set in eight acres of countryside, with views of the River Thames and Kent, the crematorium at Bowers Gifford offers a peaceful and rural setting for the people of South East Essex.

The crematorium is set close to the historic village of Bowers Gifford, overlooking the Thames estuary and with views across to the Kent Hills. Surrounded by trees, lawns and with an ornamental pond at the centre of its gardens, the crematorium has a special, distinctive feel.

The air conditioned chapel is light and spacious, furnished in natural woods and brick and framed with large picture windows and was refurbished in 2014.

The chapel also has a state of the art media centre, providing live webcasts and tribute screens to remember your loved one’s with pictures and video. There is also an almost unlimited music library. Tradition is not forgotten though and the beautiful, multi faith chapel is fitted with an organ. All forms of live music are welcome and the crematorium staff would be pleased to offer any advice you may need.

The grounds and memorial gardens are open 7 days a week throughout the year. The mature woodland and formal gardens offer an area of tranquil beauty and will be developed further during 2014/15. Traditional, contemporary and living memorials available within the grounds provide a beautiful and lasting tribute for family and friends to visit.

The manager and team at Basildon crematorium are available to help you in any way possible so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Christmas Carol Service 2014

The 2014 Christmas Carol Service will be held at 4.30pmon Friday 12th December
in our recently refurbished chapel.

Traditional Carols will be sung throughout the service accompanied by one of our organists.

Readings will also take place and the event will be supported by many of our local Funeral Directors and the St Luke’s Hospice. You will also be able to remember & honour a loved one through the light up a life service.

Please join us for some light refreshments and mince pies.

If you have any questions regarding our Christmas Carol Service please contact our office for more details.

Opening Times

Office & Book of Remembrance Room 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Book of remembrance room open weekends and Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm.
Grounds Open 24hours a day, seven days a week,
365 days a year

Please Note
The Cemetery gates close at 5pm daily but a pedestrian access is available via the Crematorium Gardens if required.