Felixstowe Cemetery

Felixstowe Cemetery is situated in Langley Avenue, Felixstowe IP11 2NA which is accessed via Grange Road. Our facilities are available to all and we welcome enquiries whether you are considering a grave burial, interment of ashes or one of our memorial offers.

Cemetery (22)In most cases your Funeral Director or Stonemason will be able to advise and guide you through the process. However you are free to discuss your options directly with the Town Council by telephoning Janine Smith on 01394 288196 or emailing  janine.smith@felixstowe.gov.uk

Visiting Felixstowe Cemetery

The Cemetery opening hours are 8.30 to 4.00 p.m. from 1st October to 31st March and 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. from 1st April to 30th September.   The Cemetery is open to the public every day of the year. For a plan of the Cemetery click here

In an emergency the cemetery supervisor can be contacted on: 07802 911540

Burials normally take place between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.   If you would like a burial to take place outside these hours or at a weekend every effort will be made to fit in with your requirements, although additional fees will be charged.

Cemetery (8)Elaine Wiggins, the Cemetery Superintendent or her assistants Roger Newson, Roy Proctor or Tom Minns will always be pleased to help you and they are based at the Cemetery.     

New Memorial Garden in Felixstowe Cemetery

The Mayor of Felixstowe and fellow Town Councillors were proud to officially open the new garden on 12th April 2017.   

The Garden offers many different types of memorials such as roses, plaques on granite edging stones or benches and a bespoke metal tree with leaves for memorial inscription as the centre-piece. 

 

Janine Smith, the Cemetery Administrator, or any of the Staff based at the Town Hall are happy to give any help or advice and they can be contacted at Felixstowe Town Hall from Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Regulations & Fees

Download the Cemetery Regulations

Cemetery Fees 2022 -2023

Cemetery Memorial Garden Fees 2022 – 2023

If your memorial service is being carried out by a Funeral Director, they will normally complete the necessary paperwork. However, for personal services such as scattering of ashes, you may need to complete paperwork – we are always happy to assist with this. Useful forms are available to download here.

Download the Interment Form.
Download the Purchase Form.
Download the Renewal Form.

Download to purchase Leaf, Rose  Bush, Granite Plaque or Bench Plaque in Memorial Garden

Memorial Headstone Testing

As part of its rolling memorial safety programme Felixstowe Town Council, will begin testing memorials in Felixstowe Cemetery, Langley Avenue from April 2022.

Felixstowe Town Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure
that its cemetery is a safe place for the public to visit.

Under this safety testing programme all memorials over 625mm in height will
be tested by trained staff using industry approved testing procedures.

Any memorials found to be unsafe are either:
• laid flat;
• secured with a temporary stake;
• or cordoned off to ensure that they do not present a risk to visitors to the cemetery.

For further information on the memorial testing procedure please see the following guide:

Memorial Headstone Testing Procedure

We will also attempt to inform the memorial owner.

If you own a burial plot and have changed contact details recently, please contact the Cemetery Officer on 01394288196 to ensure we have the correct contact details.

Felixstowe Town Council does not fix any memorials, but can – on request – make a memorial safe by digging it into the ground.

Only British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) or National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) members can fix memorials in the cemetery.

Felixstowe Town Council endeavours to carry out this with minimal disruption.
However, we would ask that any visitors to the cemetery take note of the
warning signs and exercise caution near memorials during this testing.