Crematoria in Cheshire and nearby

Staffordshire and Cheshire

Bradwell
Address: Chatterley Close, Bradwell, Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 8LE
Contact details: Telephone: 01782 635498 Email: bereavementservices@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
Website
https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/all-services/community/bereavement-services
Refreshments: Hot drinks machine and cool water in the  waiting room. No other refreshments available on site.
Toilets: Yes        Parking: Yes, plenty.
Waiting room: There is a comfortable waiting room at the entrance, with seating for about 25.
Organ available: There is an organist available for all funerals, at no additional cost (The fee is already included within the charge for the crematorium)
Wesley system or music on CD:  Music can be played on CD or on the organ. (Wesley system not yet available at this site.) It is possible to show a slide-show of images, if they are provided on USB. Check with your funeral director about acceptable formats.
Option to close curtains: Yes
Time allowed for each service:  The funeral services are held every 40 minutes. This allows plenty of time to be seated and a minimum of 25 minutes for the service.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel:  100
Other information: Pictures of Bradwell (below) show the rows of pew seating inside, and the exit door on the far left of the chapel.   Outside, the slope from the exit door leads down to a covered area with a small ornamental pool and toilets. Flowers will be brought out afterwards to a display area at the back.

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Crewe
Address: Badger Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3JG
Contact details: 01270 685545
Website
http://www.orbitas.co.uk/crematoria/crewe-crematoria/crewe-crematoria.aspx
Refreshments: No refreshments available on site.
Toilets:  Yes      Parking: Carpark near main gate, about 100 yards from chapel.
Waiting room: There is no official waiting room, but there is one chair in the commemorative book display area inside, which is under cover.
Organ available: No organ is provided in the chapel.
Wesley system or music on CD:  CDs not required as Crewe uses the Wesley online system for music. The Wesley system also allows you to provide a slide show of images to be shown on the screen in the chapel. (Additional fee)
Option to close curtains: Yes
Time allowed for each service:  The funeral services are held every 40 minutes, though extra time can be requested when booking.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel:  100 (increased from 68 after its refurbishment in 2016)
Other information: Pictures of Crewe (below) show the seating inside. The exit door is on the left hand side of the chapel, about half way down.crewe-crematorium interior crewe-crematorium

Carmountside 
Address: Leek Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 7AB
Contact details: 01782 235050
Websitehttps://www.stoke.gov.uk/directory_record/331340/carmountside_cemetery_and_crematorium
Refreshments: Yes – a very pleasant Tea Room, which can also provide a venue for the wake. Open air seating in fine weather. Tel 07779 185046 for more info about catering.
Toilets: Yes      Parking: Yes.
Waiting room: There is a waiting room and toilets in the next door building, and a florist.
Organ available: There is an organist available for all funerals, at no additional charge.
Wesley system or music on CD:  Music can be played on CD. (Wesley system not yet available at this site.)
Option to close curtains: There are no curtains to close around the coffin, but, if you wish, the coffin can be made to lower gently at the committal.
Time allowed for each service:  The funeral services are held every 30 minutes. An additional fifteen minutes can be booked on request.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel:  150, including the two side sections.
Other information: Pictures of Carmountside (below) show the rows of seating inside. The chapel includes two additional sections to the sides. The exit door is on the far right of the chapel, and leads out to where the flowers are displayed.

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Macclesfield 
Address: – 
Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BU
Contact details: 01625 383946
Website
http://www.orbitas.co.uk/crematoria/macclesfield-crematoria/macclesfield-crematoria.aspx
Refreshments: No refreshments on site.
Toilets: Yes         Parking: Two disabled spaces in smaller parking area (c. ten cars) on the left just before you reach the chapel. More parking at back, approached by following the road which curves round through the cemetery. Look for the parking sign and turn off to the right when you get back near the chapel. Parking for about twenty cars.
Waiting room: Yes
Organ available: There is an organ available, though music for hymns is usually provided via the Wesley system. No permanent organist in attendance.
Wesley system  or music on CD:  Wesley, so no CDs needed. The Wesley system  also allows you to provide a slide show of images to be shown on the screen in the chapel. (Additional fee)
Option to close curtains: Yes
Time allowed for each service:  The funeral services are held every 40 minutes. This allows about 25 minutes for the service.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel:  78
Other information: Pictures of Macclesfield (below) show the seating inside. The exit door is on the far right of the chapel.

Macclesfield entrance Macclesfield interior

Vale Royal
Address: Shurlach Lane, Northwich (see directions below)
Contact details: Tel: 01606 818990 Email: info@valeroyalcrematorium.co.uk
Websitehttp://www.valeroyalcrematorium.co.uk/service-information.php
Refreshments: No refreshments available on site.
Toilets: Yes    Parking: Plenty on site, and close to chapel.
Waiting room: There is a small waiting room, to the left of the main  chapel door.
Organ available: There is an organ at Vale Royal, but with no regular organist. The crematorium staff can provide contact details for a local organist.
Wesley system  or music on CD:  Music is provided via the Wesley system, so no CDs required. The Wesley system also allows you to provide a slide show of images to be shown on the screen in the chapel. (Additional fee)
Option to close curtains: The curtains at Vale Royal can be closed in a  gentle manner by first drawing a pair of voile drapes, after which the lighting round the coffin will dim, and then the main curtains will close.
Time allowed for each service:  The funeral services are held every 45 minutes. This allows plenty of time to be seated and a minimum of 25 minutes for the service.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel:  100
Other information: Pictures of Vale Royal (below) show the  seating inside. The exit door is on the far right of the chapel.
Directions:  Some Satellite Navigation systems will not recognise the site postcode (CW9 8RP). Searching for “Shurlach Lane” may bring you to a residential area  on the north side of the bypass with no access to the crematorium. However, if you use CW9 7RQ, this will take you to Roberts Bakery on the A556, heading towards Chester. This is situated a couple of hundred yards before the turn into Vale Royal Crematorium on Shurlach Lane. When you have arrived at the traffic lights with Roberts Bakery on your left, do not turn left on to the business park but continue along the A556 and the Crematorium is the next left.

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Stafford
Address: Tixall Road Crematorium, Tixall Road, Stafford ST18 0XZ.
Contact details: Tel: 01785 242594    Email bereavementservices@staffordbc.gov.uk.
Website: https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement#Crematorium and cemeteries opening times
Refreshments: Cafe and flower shop on site.
Toilets: Yes
Waiting room: Yes
Organ available: Yes, and the organist is available for all funerals at no additional charge.
Wesley system or music on CDObitus system (rather than Wesley), but will also accept music on CDs.
Option to close curtains: Yes
Time allowed for each service: 30 minutes, with option to book a double slot of one hour.
Number of people who can be seated in the chapel: 95
Other information: The Obitus system allows you to provide a slide show of images to be shown on the screen in the chapel. (Additional fee)

Stafford Crematorium outside Stafford Crematorium