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.

Local benefactor William Laslett originally donated the land which was once a mixture of pasture, orchard and woodland for a city cemetery in the late 1850ís.

Worcester Crematorium

Worcester Crematorium was opened in 1960 and has undergone a number of recent extensions and improvements to the buildings and infrastructure.

Opening Times for Astwood & St John's Cemeteries 


Cemetery Grounds

Cemetery Office (Reception)

Hall of Remembrance
(for viewing the Book of Remembrance)

1 April - 30 September (Spring/Summer)




8.00am - 8.00pm

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

Monday - Friday:

9:00am - 3:00pm

Please note that a telephone response (01905 22633) is available until 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.15pm on a Friday


10:00am - 7:30pm


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 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.15pm on a Friday

10:00am - 4:00pm


Contact Details

The Cemeteries and Crematorium Office
Tintern Avenue,
Worcester, WR3 8HA

Telephone & Fax: 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. 

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 Councilís, 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 Independant 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

Map with key locations at Astwood Cemetery & Worcester Crematorium

Please click on labels in the left column to pin-point the location on the map.

(You can double click an area on the map to zoom in, and right double click to zoom out)