If you're concerned about someone or a group of people who shouldn't be in the cemetery grounds, or you've witnessed anti-social behaviour, please bring it to the attention of our onsite staff or call the police on 101 for a non-emergency.
Our cemetery is consecrated ground (blessed as sacred), which is consecrated by the Church of England.
Cemetery opening times
Correct from Monday 18 May 2020 onward.
- Monday to Friday 9am until 6.30pm
- Weekends 10am until 6.30pm
- Monday to Friday 9am until 4.30pm
- Weekends 10am until 4.30pm
The change between summer and winter hours align with the moving forward and back of the clocks.
We appreciate that during this difficult time you will have to make important decisions about the cemetery and grave you want for the funeral.
It is often assumed, quite wrongly, that funerals can be completed only through the use of a funeral director. Although a funeral director will be invited to organise the majority of funerals, some people prefer to organise funerals themselves. Detailed leaflets giving you local information on arranging a burial or cremation are available from the Cemetery Chapel.
Buying a grave
Normally, your funeral director will help to make the necessary arrangements for buying a grave. Some people may want to make their own arrangements at the time of the funeral. You can organise this by contacting us directly on 01775 761161 and we will be happy to advise you. If you would like to view the section of the cemetery where the burial is to take place before the funeral, we will arrange for a member of staff to meet with you on the site.
Anyone is eligible to purchase a grave at Spalding Cemetery. The exclusive right of burial is sold for 100 years, which are known as 'purchased graves'.
Burials can take place on any weekday, except on bank holidays. Please talk to your funeral director or contact us to discuss any specific needs.
A traditional grave space allows the owner to put a full headstone on the grave, after burial. Headstones with surrounds are only allowed on selected areas within the Cemetery - all memorials of this type must be built on a concrete base or 'landing'.
We maintain lawn space grave areas at no expense to the grave owner. After the burial, the grave is made level and grassed over. The headstone can have a marble or granite vase plate on which flowers or wreaths can be placed. Nothing else is allowed to be placed, or grown on or around the grave, and the area in front of the headstone is grassed over.
The cemetery has designated areas for the burial of cremated remains. Cremated remains can also be placed in purchased graves.
|Service||Charge for Parishioners**|
|Charge for Non-Parishioners**|
|Child burials (under 16)||£0||£0|
|Reservation of ashes space*||£56.65||£113.30|
|Purchase of exclusive right of burial||£208.60||£413.03|
|Headstone erection (over 1.2m)||£283.25||£568.56|
|Headstone erection (under 1.2m)||£143.17||£284.28|
|Kerb (per space)||£151.41||£310.03|
* The reservation of a space also provides for a 25 percent reduction of the burial fee.
** For the purpose of calculating Spalding Cemetery charges a "Parishioner" is defined as residing within the Spalding Special Rate area at the time of death.
If you have any queries about the information provided above, or require further information, please contact Customer Services via Contact us