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Bereavement Services

Bereavement Services are responsible for managing eight cemeteries across the borough - Attwood Street (Kidsgrove), Audley, Chesterton, Keele, Knutton, Madeley, Newcastle and Silverdale.

There are also 14 closed churchyards distributed over both the urban and rural parts of the borough. Bereavement Services also manage Newcastle Crematorium, which is located in Bradwell.

Bereavement Services are a member of the 'Charter for the Bereaved' scheme. This is a nationally-run service quality initiative by the Institute of Burial and Cremation Authorities.

Our key service objectives are:-

  • To comply with the statutory and legislative requirements including health and safety monitoring, such as memorial stability and crematorium emissions
  • To continue to establish and maintain links with groups and organisations associated with bereavement services, such as church authorities, North Staffordshire Maternity Hospital and neo-natal bereavement help groups

"Providing services which meet real local needs at the highest possible standards of care, choice and dignity to those who have suffered bereavement."

Burial information

The principal cemetery office is located at Keele Cemetery and holds all the records for each of the borough's cemeteries. The office is open 9am - 12noon, Monday to Friday. Afternoon appointments are available but must be made in advance. All written enquiries and correspondence regarding any of the borough's cemeteries should be addressed to:-

Keele Cemetery Office
Keele Road

Telephone: 01782 616379
Fax: 01782 630498

Key staff contacts for Keele Cemetery Office are Jeanette Hollins, Kay Booth, and Jo Taylor.

Cremation information

The Crematorium Office is located at Newcastle Crematorium and holds all the records for cremations. The office is open 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. An online booking system for cremations is available, which can be used by funeral directors outside office hours. All written enquiries and correspondence regarding cremations should be addressed to:-

Newcastle Crematorium Office
Chatterley Close

Telephone: 01782 635498
Fax: 01782 710859

Key staff contacts for Newcastle Crematorium Office are Jeanette Hollins and Audra Forrester.

Alternatively, our Bereavement Services team can be contacted by e-mail: Bereavement Services

If you haven't been able to find the information you were looking for online please do not hesitate to contact the relevant office where a member of Bereavement Services will be happy to assist you.

Last updated 18 September 2018

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