Funerals During COVID-19 Pandemic
In line with the latest government advice, it is advised only a modest number of family and friends of the deceased should travel to and attend the funeral. We have not designated a limit to the number of people who may attend a funeral, provided social distancing is maintained at the graveside. We will avoid holding multiple funerals at the same time to maximise available space for families.
Whilst this is understandably a very difficult time for those attending funerals, social distancing must be maintained at the graveside, households should keep a 2 metre distance from other households and should refrain from contact. We urge families to adopt a risk based approached to attendance at a funeral and that those in the high risk categories should consider not attending to protect themselves. Anyone with any coronavirus symptoms must not attend a funeral and must be self-isolating.
Knutsford Cemetery opened in January 1902, sited on Tabley Road at the edge of Knutsford, the five acre cemetery is surrounded by trees with a beautiful Grade II listed chapel in the centre. The management of the cemetery returned to the Town Council in January 2020 and we will be making a number of improvements to the cemetery in the coming years as well as working to secure a long term burial provision for Knutsford.
All users of the cemetery should read the Cemetery Regulations which set out the council’s rules in respect of use of the cemetery, burial rights and memorials. The cemetery is open to the public from dawn until dusk; toilets are available on site (not-accessible).
Knutsford Cemetery is a lawn cemetery; no new memorials other than headstones will be given consent.
If you have any queries in relation to the cemetery, or to submit forms, please call 07896 669 042 or email email@example.com.
Transfer of Burial Rights
We have produced a short booklet which explains the different processes for transferring burial rights – A Guide to Transferring Burial Rights
Memorial Mason Registration Scheme
The Town Council operates a registration scheme to ensure quality and consistency of craftsmanship in Knutsford Cemetery. Only masons on the council’s approved list are permitted to carry out work in the cemetery and masons must also be registered with BRAMM or NAMM.
Memorial Masons can apply to join the scheme at any time. Details of the scheme are available here: Knutsford Town Council Memorial Mason Registration Scheme.
To apply, complete the application form: Knutsford Town Council Memorial Mason Application.
Knutsford Cemetery Chapel is a Grade II listed building, built in 1901. The chapel is currently programmed for refurbishment to create a modern and welcoming chapel for services and functions. In the meantime it can be hired for funerals, but hirers are advised to have first visited to see the present condition.