Raising public awareness and preservation of Stafford Borough Council's cemeteries and crematorium

Corona-virus notice 24th July 2020

Following changes to the Coronavirus Act 2020, we are able to further lift some restrictions at Stafford Crematorium. We can only do this by giving full consideration to everyone’s safety, so please adhere to any safety guidance that is currently in place.


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Our Mission

The main ethos of the Friends Group is to raise public awareness and interest in the council’s cemeteries and crematorium, to act as guardian to protect and preserve them for public benefit as places of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature. The group also support Stafford Bereavement Services in developing the facilities for public and community benefit. 

National Cemeteries Week

Take a look at the Green Flag Award winning Stafford Crematorium, which is recognised as one of the best in the country. Meet the staff and go behind the scenes at the facilities, including the state-of-the-art cremators.

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Eccleshall Road, Stafford

Eccleshall Road Cemetery in Stafford was first opened by Stafford Borough Council in 1856 and was the first in Britain to use the pre-formed burial chambers system.

Our Cemeteries

Stafford Crematorium

Stafford Crematorium was opened in 1964 and has memorial areas including sanctums, Dovecote Memorial Garden and Children's Memorial.

Stone Cemetery 

Stone Cemetery was opened in 1903 and has a unique woodland burial area and wetland area which is home to many different types of wildlife.

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T: 01785 242594


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