Deaths, burials and cremations

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – registering a death

Thurrock Register Office is taking appointments by phone to register a death. Deaths must be registered within 5 days from the date of death.

You will need to contact the GP's surgery to confirm that the 'Medical Certificate of Cause of Death' will be scanned and sent by email to register.office@thurrock.gov.uk before your appointment. If the death has been referred to the coroner, you need to make sure their documents have been emailed to us before booking your appointment. To book your appointment, phone 01375 372 822.

On the date and time of your appointment, we will phone you to take information for completing the registration. We will also arrange to send you a death certificate, if you wish to order one. Paperwork for the funeral will be sent direct to your undertaker.

You can find further advice, including bereavement support, at GOV.UK: what to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cemeteries and churchyards

We maintain 5 cemeteries and 7 closed churchyards.

There is a choice of burial services and graves for cremated remains – read our fees and charges for funeral services.

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

Closed churchyards

  • St Michaels, Aveley
  • St Nicholas, South Ockendon
  • St Peters and St Pauls, Grays
  • St Mary, North Stifford
  • St Mary the Virgin, Little Thurrock
  • St Mary, Chadwell St Mary
  • St James, West Tilbury