Deaths, burials and cremations

Cemeteries and churchyards

We maintain 5 cemeteries and 7 closed churchyards.

Cemeteries

We maintain the following 5 cemeteries in Thurrock. There is a choice of burial services and graves for cremated remains – read our fees and charges for funeral services.

From Wednesday 1 June 2022, we will be repairing roads and pathways in each of the cemeteries below, starting at Corringham Cemetery. The cemeteries will remain open while work is taking place, and you still will be able to visit loved ones. Repair work will be planned to make sure funeral services are not disturbed.

Cemetery Opened Services and graves
Chadwell St Mary Cemetery, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, Grays, RM16 4JH 1925
  • new lawn graves
  • lapsed graves
  • memorial garden
  • common war graves
  • chapel
  • open 8:30am to 3:30pm
Corringham Cemetery, Fobbing Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 9BJ 1930
  • traditional graves
  • memorial gardens
  • open 8:30am to 3:30pm
Grays New Cemetery, Chadwell Road, Grays, RM17 6SY 1888
  • lapsed graves
  • cremated remains graves
  • common war graves
  • chapel
  • open 8:30am to 3:30pm
Stanford-le-Hope Cemetery, Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0BA 1924
  • new lawn graves
  • cremated remains graves
  • open 8:30am to 3:30pm
West Thurrock Cemetery, Sandy Lane, West Thurrock, RM20 4BH 1914
  • new lawn graves
  • lapsed graves
  • cremated remains graves
  • common war graves
  • chapel
  • open 8:30am to 3:30pm

Enquiries can be sent to our cemetery office, below.

Churchyards

The sections we manage within the following churchyards are full, which means no new graves can be permitted, including those for cremated remains:

  • St Michael's, Aveley
  • St Nicholas, South Ockendon
  • St Peter's and St Paul's, Grays
  • St Mary's, North Stifford
  • St Mary the Virgin, Little Thurrock
  • St Mary's, Chadwell St Mary
  • St James, West Tilbury

At St Mary's Church in North Stifford, new graves may be available via the diocese. You can contact the diocese below.

St Mary’s Church, North Stifford
High Road, Grays, RM16 5UE

: 01375 372 733