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South Shields Crematorium

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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It is mandatory for guests to wear a face covering when attending a funeral or wedding or civil partnership ceremony.

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There are exemptions. See government guidance on face coverings.

Cemeteries and the crematorium

Cemeteries and the crematorium are open.

Due to government guidance on social distancing, the Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel at South Shields Crematorium are closed until further notice.

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

  • 0191 427 3190

Opening times

Monday to Thursday8.30am to 4pm
Friday8.30am to 3pm
Saturday8.30am to 4pm
Sundays and public holidays11am to 3pm
Mother's Day and Father's Day9am to 3pm


Due to government guidance on social distancing the Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel are closed until further notice.

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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