Burial options

Our cemeteries offer a variety of burial options.

Each cemetery has different sections for different religious denominations. All our cemeteries have Church of England, Roman Catholic and unconsecrated sections. Our Bocking Cemetery also has a section devoted to Muslim burials.

Braintree Cemetery offers a Lawn Section as well as full kerbed memorial sections. We have designated the Lawn Section for headstones and small kerbing memorials only. All other full burial sections within the cemeteries allow headstones and fully kerbed memorials.

Our full burial sections are suitable for baby, infant and children’s burials.

We also have Garden of Rest areas in the cemeteries set aside for the interment of Cremated Remains. These graves can hold up to four sets of remains and allow a small upright memorial and small kerbed area. You can find full details on our memorials page.

You can look at our fees for internments, exclusive rights of burial, memorials and grave maintenance. 

Grave depths

A single depth grave is 137cm (4 feet 6 inches)

A double depth grave is 183cm (6 feet) which allows for 2 burials.

Burial Times

Full grave burials can take place between 9:00am and 3:30pm all year round.

The interment of cremated remains can take place between:

  • 9:00am and 2:15pm Monday to Thursday during winter months
  • 9:00am and 11.30am on Fridays during winter months
  • 9:00am and 3:30pm on Monday to Friday during the summer months.

You can contact our Cemeteries team to confirm which times would be suitable for your needs.

Cemetery Services

Address: Unit 4
Lakes Industrial Park
Lower Chapel Hill
Braintree
Essex
CM7 3RU

Telephone: 01376 557772