Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery

Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery

Adding to our series looking at the locations that Steve often performs his service as a funeral celebrant, this article will focus on the crematorium and cemetery in Emstrey, Shrewsbury. Owned by the Dignity Group, Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery is a tranquil location where you can hold the funeral for your loved one, and/or their cremation or burial. Below we will look in more detail at the outstanding facilities available at Emstrey crematorium including the onsite chapel, large grounds, modern crematoria, and dedicated staff. 

About Emstrey Crematorium 

Opened in 1958, Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery is a popular location for funerals in the Shrewsbury area. Being owned and maintained privately by the Dignity Funerals group, this location is designed to an exceptional standard with every funeral service, cremation and burial treated with the upmost care and respect. Facilities at Emstrey include:

  • Chapel
  • Crematorium
  • Grounds
  • Memorials

Chapel at Emstrey Crematorium

Situated within the grounds of the crematorium is a purpose-built chapel that can be used for funeral services. The chapel itself was opened in 1958 and is absolutely stunning; it’s unique design with a high vaulted ceiling and large windows creates an airy open space with plentiful natural light. Neutral décor with wooden panelling and plush purple upholstery is luxurious and comforting, providing the perfect location for the funeral service of your loved one. 

With seating for 100-120 guest, plus capacity for an additional 40 standing attendees the chapel at Emstrey can accommodate funerals large or small. With an organ for traditional music, and a state-of-the-art sound system, with the help of a talented celebrant such as Steve you can plan a personalised service that is a fitting tribute to the person that has died. You can find out more about the chapel at Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery by visiting their website.

Cremation at Emstrey Cemetery and Crematorium 

Whether you choose to hold the funeral ceremony at the Emstrey chapel or not, you can opt to have your loved one cremated at the onsite crematoria. As a Dignity owned location, you can feel reassured that your loved one and their remains will be treated with the upmost dignity and respect throughout the cremation process. When you opt for cremation at Emstrey the fees will include the following:

  • All administration and registration of the cremation following statutory regulations
  • Cremation in-line with environmental legislation
  • Scattering or Internment of ashes
  • Cremation certificate
  • Storage of ashes for an indefinite period where required

Highly trained staff are available via phone during office hours, should you wish to find out more information about cremation at Emstrey or to discuss the funeral of your loved one. 

Emstrey Crematorium Grounds

Extensive, landscaped grounds surround the chapel at Emstrey and provide a peaceful location for the burial or Interment of your loved ones remains. Separated into multiple smaller gardens with thoughtfully planted shrubbery, trees, and flower beds there is ample privacy to mourn your loved one. Benches placed around the grounds provide seating for quiet reflection, and a peaceful space to visit. Maintained year-round by the dedicated team of gardeners, the grounds are kept in impeccable condition, and you will always find beautifully planted flower beds to brighten the area.

Memorial Options at Emstrey

Dedicated to offering you a full range of services, there are many memorial options at Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery. Remembering your loved one for years to come and marking the spot of their burial or the Internment of their ashes, the memorial you choose is an important part of the funeral and grieving process.  Some of the options available include:  

  • Wall plaques
  • Memorial headstones
  • Above/below ground ashes casket
  • Memorial shrubs
  • Trees with plaque 
  • Memorial bench

While striving to provide the widest choice possible, due to health and safety and other regulations there are rules surrounding memorial options. Part of the service offered by the staff at Emstrey crematorium includes helping you to select a memorial and showing you the options available from their trusted partners that offer traditional, modern, and custom designed memorials.

Steve’s Celebrant Services at Emstrey Crematorium

Widely recognised as one of the best celebrants in the Shropshire area, Steve regularly performs services at Emstrey chapel, alongside Internment ceremonies for both burial and cremation. About Emstrey Crematorium and Cemetery Steve says: 

“The one thing I especially love about Emstrey are the grounds; they are beautifully maintained all year round.”

To find out more about Steve’s services and how he can help you to organise the perfect funeral for your loved one contact him directly. Steve works closely with Emstrey Crematorium and local funeral directors to ensure that every detail of the service is perfect. 

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