t: 01279 620620

Important Notices

Programme of Roadway and Footpath Resurfacing at Parndon Wood Crematorium

Due to commence in mid-July, works are expected to take around 2-3 weeks to complete. The areas directly affected will be fenced off in order to ensure public safety, however, this will not restrict access to the chapel and services will continue throughout this period.

Access to the main cemetery by car will not be possible during these works, however, parking will be possible on the main entrance road – signage will be installed to help guide and ensure the safety of all visitors. 

Please contact the crematorium office for more information on 01279 620620.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works but hope that visitors will appreciate that it will improve the facilities and their experience of visiting when the improvements are complete.

 

Lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in England

To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in England.

We are pleased to confirm that from Monday 19th July 2021 there is no longer a requirement for social distancing or face coverings. Our chapels, offices, waiting rooms and associated external buildings are now fully open. However, we are continuing to maintain many of the good practices established throughout the pandemic as follows:

  • Whilst masks are no longer a legal requirement, we actively encourage all visitors to wear them in our indoor public spaces, should they wish to do so.

  • We continue to offer hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.

  • We continue to ensure that where possible, we have doors and windows open to allow for good airflow throughout our buildings.

  • We ensure that regular cleaning is undertaken in between services to multi-touch points (e.g. door handles, lecterns, catafalques, backs of pews)

  • We carry out a deep clean of the chapel at the end of every working day so that our chapels are ready for the following day.

  • We continue to offer the use of the NHS Track and Trace posters to enable all visitors to ‘check-in’ at our premises, however, this is not a legal requirement for people to use it.

  • Singing is once again allowed in our chapels.

  • We offer the witness charging of coffins as normal.

  • We allow for curtains to remain open and for mourners to walk up to the coffin to touch/place flowers.

  • We welcome donations and collections to be carried out by the Funeral Directors using their own donation boxes or encourage families to make use of online charitable giving sites.

 

Memorials

We are fully open to assist you with enquiries regarding memorials.

Please download a digital version of our Memorial Brochure or complete the enquiry form on the Brochure Request page.

We would be delighted to talk to you over the telephone or meet you in person and show you our beautifully landscaped Garden of Remembrance.

 


Welcome to Parndon Wood Cemetery & Crematorium

Set within ancient woodland, Parndon Wood offers the people of Essex and Hertfordshire a tranquil and natural setting.

The crematorium and cemetery is under the specialist management of Westerleigh Group Ltd, working in partnership with Harlow council.

Over recent years we have made many improvements within the grounds, as well as an extensive refurbishment of the chapel and public areas. We are proud to offer you a warm and welcoming environment with facilities of the highest standard.

Our fully-trained and caring team at Parndon Wood are happy to help with any enquiries you may have and are dedicated to ensuring your Funeral Service takes place exactly to your requirements.

 

Opening Times

Office Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Currently by appointment only due to COVID restrictions.
Gardens 8.00am - 7.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays
Gates Open 10.00am - 7.30pm
Grounds open every day.
 

Book of Remembrance Room
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm,
Saturday: 9am – 12 noon,
Sunday & Bank Hols: 10am – 1pm.

Memorial Sales Please contact our site office for further information and details. Saturday appointments are also available by arrangement.

Upcoming Events