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Important Notices

Latest Covid-19 guidelines (29th November 2021)

 

To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in England and continuing to maintain practices to ensure everyone’s safety:

 

  • Whilst masks and face coverings are not 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.

 

Additionally, in line with government guidelines:

  • Mourners are asked to take lateral flow test before attending a funeral and self-isolate straight away if they tested positive.

  • Mourners traveling from abroad are asked to follow Covid-19 international travel requirements.

 

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.

 

Memorials update – 28 July 2021

Due to events beyond our control resulting from significantly delayed shipments from overseas, memorial orders are currently being received later than expected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are endeavouring to limit any disruption to a minimum.

If you are considering purchasing a memorial, we encourage you to place your order at the earliest opportunity to ensure its installation as early as possible.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Crematorium Office.

 


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