Burial and Cremation

Our Church has graveyard but burials here are only possible if there is an pre-existing family grave. Otherwise, all the burials we organise will take place in one of the local cemeteries here in Oldham. Please talk to us speak to the funeral director of your choice.

These days, six out of 10 funerals make use of the crematorium. Cremation is perfectly acceptable to the Church of England. But it is worth remembering that in the Christian tradition, the funeral ends with burial, either of the body or of the ashes. Crematoria have gardens of rest where they can be buried.

If you wish to find the cemetery using satellite navigation, its postal address is Roman Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 3LU.

The burial of ashes often takes place a few days after the funeral, although it may be some considerable time later. A very brief service is usually held at the place of internment if the family wish it, and attending it may serve to mark the end of this immediate – and busy – stage of the grieving process.