Opening Times



Our office opening times are the same throughout the year.

Monday – Friday:  9:00 – 16:30

Please note: Ipswich’s Cemetery Office will be closed from Monday 30th July for one week while refurbishment work is carried out.

Cremations and burial services will continue as normal and Bereavement Services staff will be on hand to help the public over the phone and by email. People can still visit the cemeteries as usual.

Anyone wanting a face-to-face meeting during that week can make an appointment and a member of staff will be able to see them in the office at the Crematorium


Our cemeteries are open every day of the year. The Temple of Remembrance opens at the same time as the cemeteries, but closes 15 minutes beforehand.

Gates open and close at the following times:

Gates Open

Monday – Friday 07:30
Saturday 09:00
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:00

Gates Close

Month Gates Close
February 17:00
March 18:00
April 19:00
May – August 20:00
September 19:00
October 18:00
November 17:00
December – January 16:30

Please note:
During inclement weather(snow, high winds etc.), it may be necessary to close the gates and restrict access to the public. However, this generally does not affect services taking place and is for the safety of the visiting public.

Vehicle access

Disabled parking available next to West Chapel (3 bays).
New Cemetery vehicle gates (Belvedere Road) are closed on weekends.
Old Cemetery vehicle gates (Cemetery Road) are closed Monday-Friday, open on weekends.

You can find the locations of our four cemeteries and crematorium here.