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South Shields Crematorium

COVID-19 update

See information on Register Office services and funerals.

Maximum numbers inside the chapel

For cremations at South Shields Crematorium, there is a maximum of 15 people allowed inside the chapel (due to the size of the chapel).

The Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel at South Shields Crematorium are closed until further notice.

Webcasting 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.

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

Location and contact details

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

  • 0191 427 3190

About South Shields Crematorium

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, 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.

Unfortunately, due to the current requirement for social distancing, these services are currently suspended.

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