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Coronavirus update

We have closed the chapel and facilities at City of Belfast Crematorium to mourners.

Cremations will be carried out and a maximum of 30 mourners can now be present at a short outdoor committal at the front of the Crematorium Chapel, outside the main building.

We are working with funeral directors, undertakers and faith groups to make sure that bereaved families are aware of these new measures and are given support at this difficult time. We understand that families may want to make alternative arrangements to hold a service or ceremony elsewhere.

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to all those who are bereaved in these very difficult circumstances.

Arrangements for collecting cremated remains from Roselawn Cemetery

Cremated remains can be collected by the Funeral Director. Alternatively, families may collect remains by appointment. Collection times are currently limited to Saturdays, from 3pm - 4pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm - 6pm. Families will need to make an appointment by calling the Crematorium Office on 028 9044 8342. Cremated remains can only be collected by the person named on the applicant’s instructions to crematorium form.  Photographic ID is also required.

Please telephone 028 9044 8342 to arrange an appointment.

When you come to collect:

  • Please go to the external entrance door at the Floral Hall and call 028 90 448342. A member of staff will bring the cremated remains to you.
  • Stay by the entrance door and maintain social distancing of two metres while the door is open.  ID can be viewed through the glass.
  • You will not be required to sign anything.  Our crematorium staff will record the name and date within the register.
The burial or scattering of cremated remains has resumed across all sites.

Roselawn Cemetery

Roselawn Cemetery is open to visitors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday. Find out about opening times.

Burial arrangements

Burial arrangements are in place at our cemeteries:

  • Following recent changes in government guidelines a maximum of 30 mourners can now be present at the burial.
  • Everyone present must follow social distancing guidance – you should not attend if you are symptomatic or self-isolating.
  • Mourners will be asked to stand five metres away from the grave. Cemetery staff will be wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Commitals will be limited to 15 minutes.
  • In order to keep everyone safe mourners are asked to leave the graveside immediately after the committal, and avoid any contact with each other.
  • If the family wants to live stream the burial, they can do this if the funeral director and faith representative agree and it does not cause a delay in the committal.

The burial or scattering of cremated remains has resumed across all sites.

We recognise this is a distressing time for anyone who has lost a loved one. These measures are being put in place to protect staff who are carrying out this critical service, and also to protect members of the public.

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to all those who are bereaved in these very difficult circumstances.

Work on memorials

The processing of applications for new memorials and additional inscriptions has resumed.
All applications will be completed electronically and site visits will be by appointment only. 

Please email or call the Cemeteries Office on 028 9027 0296.

City of Belfast Crematorium

City of Belfast Crematorium provides cremation services for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. It is located within the grounds of Roselawn Cemetery on the Ballygowan Road, Crossnacreevy, just outside Belfast. 

Our Bereavement Services office is closed to the public including funeral directors. Please telephone 028 9027 0296 for any further information.

Bereavement Services office

You can call our Bereavement Services office at the following times:

Opening hours for Bereavement Services office

Day  Time 
Monday and Friday  8.30am - 4pm 
Tuesday to Thursday  9am - 4pm 
Saturday  8.30am - 11.30am 

Access to City of Belfast Crematorium

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129-131 Ballygowan Road
BT5 7TZ 

Enter via Ballygowan Road.

The crematorium grounds and Roselawn Cemetery provides car parking, including reserved parking for those with disabilities.

Reflections Coffee Shop

If you're organising a service for a loved one at the City of Belfast Crematorium, you may want to provide refreshments for relatives and friends.

Recycling of metals

City of Belfast Crematorium is a member of the Institute of Crematorium and Cemetery Management (ICCM). This membership provides the opportunity to donate money received from the recycling of metals that remain after cremation to a bereavement related charity.

If you have any queries or would like further information on this scheme, please contact us on 028 9044 8342.

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City of Belfast Crematorium
028 9044 8342
Roselawn Cemetery and Crematorium
129-131 Ballygowan Road