Funerals, burials and cremations

Following the death of a person it will be necessary to arrange for the deceased to be either buried or cremated. If you have a preference to whether you wish to buried or cremated after death you should make your wishes clear to your family, friends or executor. It is advisable that you leave clear instructions in your will.

Further information

Guiding principles for burials and cremations

We are members of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM). Our cemeteries and crematorium are managed to deliver a high quality service to bereaved families at all times and in accordance with the Institute's guiding principles for burials and cremations.

All our cremation and burial facilities shall be managed with competence and efficiency, to ensure that the entire bereavement experience occurs without error or insensitivity, and meets the religious, secular, ethnic and cultural needs of the bereaved.

The full ICCM Guiding principles for burials and cremations is available to download below.


Contact bereavement services

If you have any concerns or questions about funerals, cremations or bereavement services please get in touch.

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You can get in touch by phone using the following number…

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If you need to send us a letter, please use the following address…

Bereavement Services
Leicester City Council
Gilroes Crematorium
Groby Road