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Crematorium

Cremations

  • Cremations

    Cremations are available at these times:

     Day  Time
     Monday to Friday   7.20am - 5.20pm 
     Saturday  7.20am - 2pm
    There are no cremations on Sundays

    Access to City of Belfast Crematorium

    For information on accessibility at the crematorium, go to City of Belfast Crematorium (link opens in new window).

  • Cremation application forms

    These forms may be required in the event of organising a cremation.

     Form Information
    Burial and Cremation information form This form can be faxed to the Bereavement Services office in advance. The original should then be hand delivered with all other relevant cremation forms to the Bereavement Services office.
    Form A - Application for Cremation (PDF - 1.1MB) The application should be made by an executor or nearest relative of the deceased. 
    Applicants instructions to Crematorium form (PDF - 179KB) This form must be signed by the person who completed Form A.
    Form B, C and F - Certificate of Medical Attendant, Confirmatory Medical Certificate and Authority to Cremate (PDF - 1.7MB)

    Please staple Form B, C and F together prior to submission.
    To be completed along with the Pacemakers/Fixion form and must be accompanied by Form A. 
     
    Form B must be completed by a registered medical practitioner who has attended the deceased during their last illness, within 28 days before death, and seen and identified the body after death.
    Form C must be completed by a registered medical practitioner of not less than five years standing who should be independent of the Form B doctor and not have been involved in the patients care.
    Form F is signed by the Medical Referee on our behalf when they are satisfied that all forms have been completed correctly.
    Pacemaker/Fixion form (PDF - 1.5MB) Pacemaker/Fixion form must be signed by the medical practitioner who completed Form B.
    Form H, I and F - Still born child (PDF - 1.7MB)

    Please staple Form H, I and F together prior to submission.
    Form H application should be made by a parent of the child.
    Form I can be completed by either a medical practitioner or registered midwife who was present at stillbirth, or who examined the body of the child.
    Form F is signed by the Medical Referee on our behalf when they are satisfied that all forms have been completed correctly.
    You must also register a death or stillbirth.

    All original forms must be fully completed and hand delivered to the Bereavement Services office. Email copies will not be accepted.

    Medical practitioners should check that all questions have been answered and provide all contact details, including postcode, clearly on the forms. 

    You can request hard copies of these forms by emailing cemeteries@belfastcity.gov.uk, calling 028 9027 0296 or by contacting:

    Bereavement Services,
    Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 
    4-10 Linenhall Street, 
    Belfast 
    BT2 8PB

  • Timeframe of submission of forms

    The latest timeframe for submission of cremation forms is as follows:

     Day of cremation    Forms to be delivered by 
     Monday  11am on the previous Saturday 
     Tuesday to Friday   12 noon on the day before
     Saturday  11am on Friday 
    • All forms should be delivered to the Bereavement Services Office

    If you have any queries regarding the forms please contact the Bereavement Services Office.

  • Policy Statement for Infant Cremation

    We are committed to caring sensitively and respectfully for all of those entrusted to us. Our policies and processes for infant cremation are aligned to the latest guidance on infant cremation. Recommendations Lord Bonomy’s Infant Cremation Commission (June 2014 Scotland). 

    In line with Lord Bonomy’s recommendations we consider cremated remains and ashes to be the same thing and we support the commission’s definition that ashes are “all that is left in the cremator at the end of the cremation process, and following the removal of any metal.”

    Read our policy statement for infant cremation

  • Cremation fees

    Cremation fees include VAT where applicable and are valid from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023.

    Our cremation fees include the Medical Referee’s fee and disposal of cremated remains packed for collection or scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. They also include a cremation certificate for cremated remains that are to be collected. If you request a duplicate or additional cremation certificate a charge will be applied.

    Price list for cremations

    Type Belfast
    residents
    Non-Belfast 
    residents
    Stillborn child or child aged one or under No charge No charge
    Child (aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
    Adult (aged 18 or above) £408 £668
    Hospital cremations £112 £217
    Retained organs (adult aged 18 or above) £112 £217
    Retained organs (child aged 17 or under) No charge No charge
    Saturday and public and council holiday levy (adult aged 18 or above) £190 £190
    Saturday and public and council holiday levy (child aged 17 or under) No charge No charge 
    Duplicate/additional cremation certificate or copy documentation requested £19

    £19

    Cremated remains

    Type  Belfast residents  Non-Belfast residents  Belfast resident aged 17 or under 
    Fee for removal and re-burial (including casket) £184 £364 No charge
    Fee for removal (including casket)  £174 £342

    No charge

    Interment of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £86 £174

    No charge

    Saturday and public holiday levy for a burial of cremated remains at a memorial tree  £96 £96

    No charge

    You can check our fees page or call 028 9027 0296 for more information.

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