Update on Efford Crematorium arrangements

Following the fire at the Efford Crematorium on New Year’s Eve, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to cancel all services and are now working with funeral directors to identify alternative arrangements.

We are very sorry that we have had to take this decision, but with the damage to the crematorium, we cannot provide families with the peaceful and contemplative place it needs to be for grieving families.

We will be increasing the available services at Weston Mill through longer hours and weekend working, which may offer many families a time slot and /or day as close as possible to meet their needs. We also recognise that some families will wish to use alternative venues.

We will be working alongside funeral directors to do our best to meet the needs of families. There are over 50 services planned over the next three weeks, so this may take some time. We would urge any families worried about arrangements to wait to hear from their funeral director.

We are not yet in a position to give the cause of the blaze as we are waiting for the findings of experts.