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South Shields Crematorium

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See information on Register Office services and funerals.


  1. Overview
  2. Opening times
  3. Prices
  4. Current arrangements for funerals
  5. Online streaming of funeral services
  6. Baby and infant memorial services
  7. Location and contact details


Anyone can be cremated at South Shields Crematorium, 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 information about the wide range of memorials available, see memorials.

Cremated remains can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance irrespective of where the cremation took place. To make an appointment, please contact us.

We hold regular open days so you can see behind the scenes at the crematorium and get a better understanding of the cremation process. If you'd like a private tour of the crematorium please contact us.

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.


View the costs for cremations.

Current arrangements for funerals

Updated 16 August 2021.

  • There is seating in the crematorium chapel for around 90 people.
  • Outdoor speakers are available on request, so you can listen to the service from outside the chapel if you're uncomfortable coming inside, or if the indoor seating is full.
  • If the seating is full, you must wait outside. No one can stand at the back of the chapel or in the foyer.
  • During the service, the chapel doors will be closed.
  • We strongly recommend that you wear a face covering while inside the chapel.
  • Hand sanitiser is available.
  • Singing is allowed during services. Hymn books are not provided.
  • The Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel are now open.
  • The free online streaming service is still available. From 1 October 2021, there will be a charge for this service.

Online streaming of funeral services

If the person making the funeral arrangements has requested it, cremation services can be broadcast live on the internet at

You will need a username and password to access the broadcast. You must get these from the person making the funeral arrangements. South Tyneside Council is not permitted to release that information.

This service is currently free. From 1 October 2021, there will be a charge for this service.

Baby and infant memorial services

A Baby and Infant Remembrance Service, held in conjunction with South Tyneside District Hospital, 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.

Location and contact details

  • South Shields Crematorium
  • John Reid Road
    South Shields
    NE34 9DT

  • 0191 427 3190

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