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South Shields Crematorium


  1. Overview
  2. Opening times
  3. Prices
  4. COVID-19 guidance
  5. Online streaming of funeral services
  6. Visual tributes
  7. Baby and infant memorial services
  8. 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.

Improvement works

The chapel is currently undergoing improvement works which includes increasing its capacity for services.

The crematorium will be closed for services completely until late summer.

The opening times of the grounds, as detailed above, are not affected. Find out more about improvements to South Shields Crematorium.


View the costs for cremations.

COVID-19 guidance

Updated 12 April 2022.

  • There are no restrictions on the number of people allowed inside the chapel.
  • Outdoor speakers are available on request, so you can listen to the service from outside if you're uncomfortable coming inside.
  • An online streaming service is available.
  • Hand sanitiser and face coverings are available.

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 or the funeral director. South Tyneside Council is not permitted to release that information.

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 is held in conjunction with South Tyneside District Hospital twice a 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.

The next service will be at 3pm on Saturday 14 May 2022 at St Gregory's RC Church, St Gregory's Court, South Shields.

Future services will be held in the Crematorium Chapel. A date for the Christmas service will be announced later this year.

Location and contact details

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

  • 0191 427 3190

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