Coronavirus updates for births, marriages and deaths

West Ham Cemetery

West Ham Cemetery in Cemetery Road, Forest Gate, is now fully open to the public.

Opening hours are from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. From 1st November 2020 we will change to our Winter opening hours of 9am to 4pm on Monday to Friday and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.  

Funerals are taking place and the chapel will open for funeral services only. We politely ask that you restrict the number of mourners to as few as possible (suggested number is thirty) to ensure that social distancing takes place within the cemetery grounds to protect visitors and those who work there. If children are attending please do not leave them unsupervised as parts of the cemetery are being prepared for future burials.

Groups of people have previously entered the grounds for reasons other than funerals. The cemetery is a solemn place so we ask that visitors respect the nature of the surroundings.

Government guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic is available on the government website.