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York Crematorium

York Crematorium offers a high standard of care and support to each member of the community, regardless of their beliefs and culture, so you can have a cremation service which is meaningful to you and your loved ones.

York Crematorium Celebrant service

York Crematorium can now provide a Celebrant to deliver funeral services at the Crematorium.

Gill Taylor will deliver a professional and sensitive funeral ceremony, which will reflect the character and nature of your loved one, as a unique way of celebrating their life and paying tribute to them.

Contact Gill on 01904 552771 or through your funeral director to book a funeral ceremony. When you book a funeral ceremony Gill will:

  • arrange a meeting with the bereaved family
  • discuss your individual requirements
  • prepare a bespoke ceremony (with or without religious content)
  • deliver a high quality ceremony
  • manage the Celebrant's time and travel

The fee for the Crematorium Celebrant service is £175.

Crematorium opening times

The grounds and chapel of remembrance are open April to August:

  • Monday to Saturdays, 9.00am to 8.00pm
  • Sundays, 10.00am to 8.00pm
  • public holidays, 10.00am to 8.00pm

Opening times September to March are the same as above but the grounds and chapel of remembrance close at dusk.

The office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Location of York Crematorium

York Crematorium is just off the A64 on Bishopthorpe Road near the village of Bishopthorpe and Bishopthorpe Palace. Download a location map for York crematorium.

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Public transport

York is the nearest railway station, and taxis from there take about 10 minutes. You can also catch a Number 11 (indigo line) bus from opposite the station; timetables and route information are available on the i-Travel York website.

By road

From the M1 or A1 take the A64 intersection and the crematorium is off the A64 signposted Bishopthorpe. From the west on the M62, join the M1 northbound until you reach the intersection with the A64.


There are 60 parking spaces including 4 disabled parking spaces.


Toilets are available in the waiting room adjacent to the White Rose Chapel and Ebor Chapel, from Monday to Friday. These toilets are also available on Saturdays if there is a service taking place.

Other toilet facilities are available for those visiting the grounds.

There are baby changing facilities available.

Disability information

For more information regarding access and facilities at York cemetery, visit the disabled go website.

Fees and charges

Pay online

Pay your crematorium invoice

Also see

York Crematorium

Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2QD

Telephone: 01904 552071