Important information: temporary closure

Charlton Park is temporarily closed while it is developed and enhanced to ensure we have the very best facilities and can continue to give the families we serve the very best care. The work is expected to continue until late October 2024, and our services will not be available until then.

More about the temporary closure

Fees and Charges

Direct Cremation

  • £450

  • An unattended cremation with no mourners, ceremony or service
  • Ashes returned or scattered in the grounds
  • Book a separate full service memorial in the Ceremony Hall at a later date for just £450

Small Gathering

  • £715

  • 30 minutes
  • Up to 12 people in the Oak Room
  • Music and video facilities*
  • Live web streaming
  • Ashes returned or scattered in the grounds

Committal Only

  • £825

  • 30 minutes
  • Takes place in the main Ceremony Hall
  • Music and video facilities*
  • Live web streaming
  • Ashes returned or scattered in the grounds

Full Service

  • £990

  • 60 minutes
  • Takes place in the main Ceremony Hall
  • Music and video facilities*
  • Live web streaming
  • Ashes returned or scattered in the grounds

*The display of a maximum of 10 photos OR one family-made video included in this fee

Booking a service

It’s not possible to book a service while Charlton Park is being developed as we only want to offer the highest standards of care. The work is expected to be completed by late October 2024, at which time, we’ll be able to offer an even better environment for families.

Our online booking service will be available again when the work is near completion.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please get in touch.

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Our stunning venue

The Ceremony Hall

This light-filled space with its soaring ceiling creates a sense of occasion without overwhelming. The fully glazed wall looking into the peaceful courtyard garden, combined with a muted palette of stone, creamy tiles and warm oak, contribute to a restful atmosphere, which is further enhanced by luxuriously-upholstered seating.

The facilities include 2 large screens for displaying images, videos, readings and song lyrics, plus the option to webcast the farewell to family or friends who are unable to attend. As well as a hearing induction loop facility, we have a height-adjustable lecturn - which is good for everyone, especially children and wheelchair users.

The Ceremony Hall has seating for 86 people and ample standing room for up to 25 additional mourners. If needed, the reception space can be used as an extension to the Ceremony Hall with mourners able to clearly see and hear what is happening thanks to the intelligent glass partition between these spaces.

The Ceremony Hall
The Oak Room

The Oak Room

This smaller space has been designed for intimate farewells with up to 12 mourners, yet it offers the same comfortable seating, music, digital tribute and even webcasting options as the main Ceremony Hall.

There are places to display photographs, mementoes, flowers and light candles. This room has lots of natural light, supplemented by dimmable lighting.

The Witness Room

Just behind the Ceremony Hall is a unique, private space for up to 12 people to gather and prepare to watch the coffin entering the cremator chamber itself. We have made sure that, whether this is a community tradition, a faith requirement or simply a personal choice, this experience is both dignified and comfortable.

Intelligent glass walls keep the room enclosed and separate until the witnesses are ready to proceed. At this moment the glass becomes clear, revealing the Cremator Hall and the coffin placed ready on the charging platform.

The Witness Room

How we work

Complete peace of mind

Our many years' experience of caring for the bereaved has informed our approach and working methods. We are committed to giving each family total peace of mind and eliminating any secret anxiety about the care your loved one receives, the identity of the ashes that are returned and our impact on the planet.

Thoughtful technology

Every step of your loved one's journey is carefully recorded via a unique identifying code that allows us to record the time and staff member overseeing each transition - from arrival at Charlton Park to scattering or return of the ashes.

We have also adopted a simple but lovely idea from Europe - a ceramic token bearing the individual cremation number is placed on top of the coffin before it enters the cremation chamber. This token stays with your loved one after the cremation is complete and is visibly incorporated into the final presentation of the ashes in our modern, biodegradable container.

Environmentally aware

The cremation equipment that we have selected incorporates the latest filtration technology to ensure that particulates are removed by dust filters and any toxins such as mercury are removed with active carbon filtration. As a result, the air emitted from our chimneys is extremely clean.

Instead of using plastic urns we have chosen a new kind of container made from cellulose to ensure it is both robust AND biodegradable.

The way we consume energy is also considered - from the building's insulation and heat-recovery system to the timing of individual cremations to minimise the consumption of fossil fuels.

Download our latest brochure here

If you would like to find out more about Charlton Park Crematorium and our services, download our brochure for free by clicking the button below and filling out the simple form

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For Funeral Directors

Here at Charlton Park Crematorium, we aim to make service arrangements and the booking process as seamless as possible. All of our forms are available to download online from our “downloads” page. Once completed, all paperwork should be emailed or delivered to us at least 2 working days before the service is due to take place.

If you are a Funeral Director and would like to book a service for a family at Charlton Park Crematorium, please visit our Bookings page below and provide all the relevant details.

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