South Shields Crematorium

Address: John Reid Road, South Shields , NE34 9DT
Telephone number: 0191 427 3190


  1. Overview
  2. Cremation services times
  3. Opening times
  4. Online streaming of funeral services
  5. Visual tributes
  6. Baby and infant memorial services


The extensive grounds at the crematorium consist of a wide variety of flower borders, trees and shrubs and provide a tranquil and peaceful setting for the memorial gardens.

Anyone can be cremated at South Shields Crematorium, irrespective of where they lived or their religious beliefs.

The chapel seats approximately 200, with capacity for 30 standing in the foyer.

There is further standing room outside under a canopy, with the service being relayed through external speakers. A waiting room and public toilets are also available.

For information about the wide range of memorials available see memorials

For information on the cost of cremations and memorials  View the costs for cremations

Cremation services times

Cremation services are offered at the following times:

Monday to Thursday:

  • 9am
  • 9.45am
  • 10.30am
  • 11.15am
  • 12.30pm
  • 1.15pm
  • 2pm
  • 2.45pm


  • 9am
  • 9.45am
  • 10.30am
  • 11.15am
  • 12.30pm
  • 1.15pm                                


  • 9am
  • 9.45am
  • 10.30am

A surcharge will apply on Saturdays.

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4pm
  • Friday: 8.30am to 3pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm
  • Sundays and public holidays: 11am to 3pm
  • Mother's Day and Father's Day: 9am to 3pm

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

Online streaming of funeral services

The audio or video recording and / or streaming of services at the request of the legal applicant of the funeral is permitted and we expect all celebrants to allow such recording or streaming.

It can be undertaken by the applicant or anyone on their behalf using their own equipment.

Alternatively, the crematorium's own equipment may be used. This should be arranged with your funeral director.

There is a charge for this service.

Visual tributes

If the person making the funeral arrangements has requested it, a visual tribute can be played during the funeral service.

A range of options are available:

  • A favourite single photo of a loved one, shown throughout the service
  • A slideshow of up to 25 photos
  • A video created by the family can also be played

There is a charge for this service.

Baby and infant memorial services

A baby and infant remembrance service, held in conjunction with South Tyneside and Sunderland Hospital Trust, takes place in the crematorium chapel on the second Saturday of May and November every year. 

Hymns, prayers and readings are all part of the service.

All families and friends of parents who have experienced a baby's death are welcome to attend.