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Bereavement Services

Delivering Bereavement Services in relation to the Coronavirus



The Cemeteries have provision for burials of various denominations, with separate Muslim sections at Hyde and Ashton (Hurst).

A service may be held at any of our Chapels which are located at Denton, Droylsden, or Dukinfield Cemeteries.

Memorial Garden for Babies at Dukinfield CemeteryFor those who have suffered the special loss of a stillborn or very young child, an area is set aside at Dukinfield Cemetery for the purpose of interment.

The individual plots may be marked with stone memorial tablets available through the Cemetery Office at Dukinfield.

Opening Times:

The cemetery grounds are open every day of the year.

October, November, December, January, February, March: 9.00am - 4.00pm

April, May, June, July, August, September: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Please click on the link to see a map

Ashton (Hurst) Cemetery
Kings Road
(opened 1891)
Audenshaw Cemetery
Cemetery Road
M34 5AH
(opening 1905)
Denton Cemetery
Cemetery Road
M34 6ER
(opened 1895)
Droylsden Cemetery
Manor Road
M43 6QA
(opened 1894)


Dukinfield Cemetery
Hall Green Road
SK16 4EP
(opened 1866)
Hyde Cemetery
Stockport Road
SK14 5QN
(opened 1894)
Mossley Cemetery
Cemetery Road
(opened 1877)
Mottram Cemetery
War Hill
SK14 6JL
(opened 1861)


Warning: Do not enter or remain within the Cemetery after the stated closing times.


Location Map for Dukinfield CemeteryThe Crematorium is situated at Dukinfield cemetery, where services for both burials and cremations are held at the multi-denominational chapel with seating for between 80 and 100 people.

The waiting room and toilets, including facilities for the disabled, are to be found in the crematorium building. Toilets are also available at the Memorial Lodge.

Wheelchairs are available both at the Chapel and the Crematorium office should visitors require to use one.

Music for services is available via the Wesley system which is requested through the Funeral Director, or use of the Chapel organ.

Relatives of the deceased may choose to have the ashes interred in a family grave in any of the Council's cemeteries, or collected and taken elsewhere for scattering or interment.

Alternatively, they may be dispersed in the Garden of Remembrance around the crematorium under the careful supervision of crematorium staff, with the family in attendance, if so desired.

Opening Times:

The grounds and Book of Remembrance Lodge are open every day of the year.

October, November, December, January, February, March: 9.00am - 5.00pm

April, May, June, July, August, September: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Warning: Do not enter or remain within the Cemetery after the stated closing times.

Gardens of Remembrance

Droylsden Memorial WallGardens of Remembrance for the purpose of the scattering of cremated remains are situated at Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Hyde and Mossley cemeteries, where provision also exists for the placing of memorial plaques.

In addition, the Gardens of Rest at Denton and Mottram cemeteries have been set aside specifically for the interment of cremated remains, with an inscribed stone memorial marking the place of burial.

Cut flowers may be placed in the vases provided surrounding the Garden of Remembrance.

Remembrance Room

Remembrance Room reopens with safety measures in place

The Dukinfield Crematorium Book of Remembrance Room has reopened with new measures in place to help protect visitors and staff.
The room, which holds the Book of Remembrance and is located next to the chapel, will open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm but will be closed at weekends and on bank holidays.
Visitors are asked to not enter the room if they have Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms in the last 14 days.
They should also wait until the room is clear of any other visitors before entering. Only members of the same household may enter at the same time.
Visitors must sanitise their hands before entering and no cards or any other items of memorabilia may be left in the lodge - with the exception of cut flowers, which can only be placed in the green vases provided.
The electronic book of remembrance will not be available on the lodge, however entries in the book can be viewed online any time at


Denton Garden of RestListed below are details of the memorials which can be purchased if desired:-

  • The Book of Remembrance inscriptions are entered under the date of death and a page is turned daily so that the names appear annually on the anniversary day.
  • Memorial Cards bearing a copy of individual inscriptions are available as a personal memento.
  • Stone look plaques in remembrance room and Memorial plates are displayed on the memorial walls along the main driveway.
  • Benches can be purchased in memory of you loved one. These are specially made out of recycled material which make them less prone to damage or vandalism. A memorial plaque may be fixed to the bench and it will be bolted firmly into the ground. The Customer and Senior Registrar will agree the location of the bench prior to ordering. Every effort will be made to locate it as near to your loved ones resting place.

The annual memorial service, conducted by representatives of the local churches of all denominations, takes place on the second Sunday of September at 3.00pm in the crematorium chapel.

The Roman Catholic Church also hold Remembrance Services at Droylsden and Hyde Cemeteries during November. For more information and dates please contact the Cemetery Office at Dukinfield.

Further information regarding fees and charges in connection with the provision of plaques can be obtained from the Registrar's Office at the Crematorium.

Burial and Cremation Records

This database is an electronic version of the Boroughs Burial and Cremation Registers. The registers contain over 300,000 records and we are working hard to make them available over the web.

Any additional information can be obtained on application to the Registrar's Office during normal office hours 8.30am to 12 noon and 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Contact Information
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Registrar's Office
Dukinfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Hall Green Road
SK16 4EP
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4461
Contact by Fax
0161 342 2140
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