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South Shields Crematorium

South Shields Crematorium John Reid Road,
South Shields,
NE34 9DT
Phone:0191 427 3190

Festive period opening times
Christmas Eve8.30am - 4pm 
Christmas Day9am - 3pm
Boxing Day9am - 3pm
Sunday 27th11am - 3pm
Monday 28th11am - 3pm
Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st9.30am - 4pm
New Years Day11am - 3pm
Opening times (April to September)
Monday to Thursday8.30am - 4pm
Friday8.30am - 3pm
Saturday8.30am - 5pm

Sundays and public holidays

1pm - 5pm

Fathers Day9am - 5pm
Opening times (October to March)
Monday to Thursday8.30am - 4pm
Friday8.30am - 3pm
Saturday8.30am - 4pm
Sundays and public holidays

11am - 3pm

Mothers Day9am - 5pm

South Shields Crematorium opened in 1961. Anyone can be cremated here irrespective of where they live or their religious beliefs.

The extensive grounds consist of a wide variety of flower borders, trees and shrubs that provide a tranquil and peaceful setting for the Memorial Gardens. For more information about the wide range of memorials available, see memorials.

Cremated remains may be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance irrespective of where the cremation took place. Please contact us to make an appointment.

The Administration Office for the crematorium and the cemeteries is based here and is open Monday to Friday only.

Regular "open days" are held so that the public can see behind the scenes at the crematorium and gain a better understanding of the cremation process. If you wish to have a private tour of the crematorium please contact us.

Baby and Infant Memorial Service

A Baby and Infant Remembrance Service is held in the crematorium chapel on the second Saturday of May and November every year.

The next service, held in conjunction with South Tyneside District Hospital, is on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 3pm.

There will be hymns, prayers and readings as part of the service. All families and friends of parents who have experienced a baby's death are welcome to attend.