Thornhill Crematorium

Thornhill Cemetery opened in 1952 with the crematorium opening the following year.

 

In the crematorium’s first year there were just over 1000 cremations, there are now almost 3 times that number each year.

 

In 2000, the Briwnant Chapel opened to offer an alternative to the larger, existing Wenallt Chapel and to better accommodate the growing number of funerals. The Cemetery was extended in 2010 and a new Enquiries Office opened the following year which offers far more appropriate surroundings for families to meet for cremated remains burials and scatters and to make arrangements for their loved ones.

Facilities

Graves available

  • Lawn
  • Traditional
  • Cremated Remains

Also:

  • Scatter gardens
  • Columbarium
  • Book of Remembrance
  • Memorial Garden Plaques
  • Tree Dedication

Chapels at Thornhill

Wenallt chapel

  • Seats – 170
  • Standing room – approx. 50
  • Additional interior standing room with screens and speakers so that all mourners can follow the service
  • Digital music system  – can play any commercially available music and most popular hymns (48 hours’ notice required)
  • Visual Tributes – 2 screens can display pictures and video (submissions required at least 72 hours in advance – additional charge applies)
  • Webcasts – Secure, simultaneous streaming of the funeral via the internet (additional charge applies)
  • DVD or CD recordings available (additional charge applies)
  • Organ
  • Can accommodate small musical ensembles or small choirs (by prior arrangement)
  • Waiting Room
  • Toilets (accessible)
  • Level access
  • Loop system
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair available

Briwnant chapel

  • Seats – 65
  • Standing room – limited
  • Digital music system  – can play any commercially available music and most popular hymns (48 hours’ notice required)
  • Visual Tributes – a screen can display pictures and video (submissions required at least 72 hours in advance – additional charge applies)
  • Webcasts – Secure, simultaneous streaming of the funeral via the internet (additional charge applies)
  • DVD or CD recordings available (additional fee applies)
  • Waiting Room
  • Toilets (accessible)
  • Level access
  • Loop system
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair available

Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Contact information

Directions

Thornhill Cemetery.

Thornhill Road,

Rhiwbina,

Cardiff,

CF14 9UA.

 

 

If using satnav please use the postcode CF14 6RG.

Download a map of the Cemetery grounds (2mb PDF)

Opening hours

The grounds are open 9am – 5.45pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5.45pm Saturday and Sunday for visits to graves and the gardens of remembrance.

Please only visit the cemeteries if you are attending a grave or for a funeral so that social distancing can be observed.