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Important Notices

Our response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our customers, colleagues and communities are at the heart of what we do. Therefore in light of the developing Covid-19 situation, we will be posting information on what action we are taking based upon recommendations by the Government.

In line with recent government updates and current restrictions, we have limited our chapel capacity to 30 mourners.

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During the current situation, we appreciate that it may be difficult to decide on a fitting tribute for your loved ones. We know that finding a special way for you to remember and mourn is extremely important, and we understand that you may be thinking about what options are available to you at this time.

We’d like to reassure you that our trained colleagues are still available to assist you in finding your loved ones’ lasting tribute.

If you’d like us to contact you to discuss this further, or to ask any questions you may have, please complete the enquiry form on the Brochure Request page where you can also download a digital version of our Memorial Brochure.


Welcome to Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery 

Set in 18 acres of countryside, with views of the River Thames and Kent, Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery 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.


Opening Times

& Book of Remembrance Room
9am - 4.30pm 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
Memorial Sales Please contact our site office for further information and details. Saturday appointments are also available by arrangement.
Please Note The Cemetery gates close at 4.30pm daily but a pedestrian access is available via the Crematorium Gardens if required.

Upcoming Events

Response To COVID-19 Video