COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Our staff have been instructed to observe social distancing in line with Public Health Wales guidance. While we understand that you will want to attend funerals, we would ask that you please stay at home if you can. Cremation services can be streamed over the internet, please ask the funeral director looking after the arrangements for more information. If you do decide to attend, please practice social distancing in the chapel or at the graveside by distancing yourselves by 2 meters (or 2 chairs).


Our staff are available by telephone and can offer any advice you may need. Alternatively, use the form on the contact page.


Cardiff Cemeteries

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


Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium

Access to Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium is currently restricted. The grounds are open 9am – 6.45pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6.45pm Saturday and Sunday for visits to graves and the gardens of remembrance.  In line with Welsh Government legislation the Crematorium itself will be closed to the wider public, with the exception of a maximum of 10 immediate family members attending funerals in the Briwnant Chapel and 20 in the Wenallt Chapel and at burials. No public access is allowed to other buildings on the site, such as the Enquiries Office, toilets or Book of Remembrance.

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