Astwood Cemetery & Worcester Crematorium

As many of us know, losing a loved one is one of the most difficult times in our life.

Worcester City Council, Bereavement Services Team, aim to provide a professional, caring and sensitive service that meets the needs and expectations of the bereaved.

We offer a flexible approach, in order to accommodate as many of the requests of the bereaved as possible, whilst still upholding cultural, ethical and legal responsibilities.

Astwood Cemetery

Opening Times for Astwood & St John's Cemeteries

Dates Cemetery Grounds Cemetery Office (Reception) Hall of Remembrance
1 October - 31 March (Autumn/Winter)

8.00am - 4.30pm

Astwood cemetery entrance gate will be locked at 4.15pm

Monday - Friday:

9:00am - 3:00pm

Please note that a telephone response (01905 22633) is available until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.15pm on a Friday

10:00am - 4:00pm

1 April - 30 September (Spring/Summer)

8.00am - 8.00pm

Astwood cemetery entrance gate will be locked at 7:45pm

9.00am - 3.00pm

Please note that a telephone response (01905 22633) is available until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.15pm on a Friday

10.00am - 6.30pm

Contact Details

Cemetery and Crematorium Office
Worcester Crematorium
Astwood Cemetery
Tintern Avenue
Worcester, WR3 8HA

Telephone: 01905 22633

Emergency contact details outside of normal working hours

Telephone Worcestershire Telecare on 08450 568 035

Please be advised, that if you are visiting the cemetery or crematorium and using public transport, we are served by the Number 35 bus from CrownGate Bus station in Worcester.

Bereavement Services Team

Worcester City Council's Bereavement Services Team always aim to provide you with a personal and professional service that offers you the most help, support and advice possible.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

If you feel we have not given you this service, or feel there are ways we can improve our information to you, then we would like you to tell us.

Please contact us at the address above and mark it for the attention of the Bereavement Services Manager, who will give it his personal attention. If you have had a particularly positive experience and we have exceeded your expectations, we would also like to hear from you.

Rules and regulations are a necessary requirement for the management of Worcester City Council's, Cemetery and Crematorium facility. Every effort has been made to avoid restricting the rights and choices of the individual. Therefore, these rules and regulations have been prepared to regulate for a clean, safe and tidy cemetery/crematorium grounds.

If for some reason you are not satisfied with the funeral arrangements made by the funeral director, then you should discuss your issue with them directly in the first instance.

The majority of funeral directors belong to one of two trade associations. So if you are still not satisfied after their response, you can take your complaint to one of the following

The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

Tel: 0845 230 1343 or email: Website:


The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

Tel: 0845 230 6777 or email: Website:


Please use the links below if you wish to contact local or national bereavement support services

The Crematorium & Cemeteries Forum

A forum meets throughout the year, and includes an independent chairman, representatives from funeral directors, ministers, civil celebrants, elected councillors, stonemasons and the council's bereavement services. Please contact Bereavement Services if you require further information about the forum.