Providing the highest quality environment for your last farewells
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Restrictions
We completely understand that families are grieving and upset. Given the circumstances of the current pandemic, it no doubt makes things even worse for you and you family.
We base our decisions on regular updates to information from government officials and expert advice. These decisions are not made lightly and are there solely to protect the local community, as well as our staff. We continue to work with the Gwent Local Resilience Forum as part of a wider Government, Welsh Government and NHS group to respond effectively to the outbreak of COVID-19 on a local level. It is on the advice of all partners to the forum that the decision to limit the number of people able to attend a funeral has been made.
The maximum number of people able to attend a funeral at Gwent Crematorium is twenty (20) persons only.
You will be required to wear a face covering whilst in the chapel, cloisters or floral tribute display area.
The crematorium office is closed for general queries, although we are more than happy to assist you by telephone or email.
As a Local Authority premises, it is our duty to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible at this very difficult time. We are working hard across many critical sectors with significantly reduced staffing levels, We appreciate your patince and understanding whilst we do our best to provide our limited services across the community.
Featured on BBC TV's "How To Have a Good Death", Gwent Crematorium, situated in Croesyceiliog, near Cwmbran, in South East Wales, offers families the highest quality in presentation for funerals.
The Crematorium has received a number of major national awards:
Charter for the Bereaved 2019 - Gold award achieved
Wales in Bloom 2019 - Gold Medal winner and 1st Prize in the Public Buildings category.
Wales in Bloom 2018 - Gold Medal winner and 1st Prize in the Public Buildings category. The judge commented "It was a delight to see such high standards of horticulture."
Charter for the Bereaved 2010-2018 - Silver Award achieved each successive year
Green Flag 2016-2020 - We were proud to achieve Green Flag accreditation for our grounds on our first attempt in 2016. We retained it in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Our aim is to keep raising the standard!
Good Funeral Awards 2016 - We were incredibly excited to be shortlisted for Crematorium of the Year, and thrilled to receive a Certificate of Commendation "in recognition of service to the bereaved"
Wales in Bloom 2008 - Runner-up in the Public Buildings category
Cemetery of the Year 2007 - received an Honourable Mention in the crematorium section and a Special Award for the best floral displays in either crematoria or cemeteries.
Wales in Bloom 2007 - First Prize in the Public Buildings category. The judge commented "every aspect of the crematorium grounds offered something completely different. I was extremely conscious that the gardens had been designed to create a spiritual and mystical atmosphere. Walking around the peaceful and tranquil gardens certainly left me feeling as if I was on a spiritual journey through Heaven." Read the full report here
Cemetery of the Year 2006 - runner-up in the crematorium section "for excellence and innovation in cemetery management, design and customer service"
Wales in Bloom 2006 - Merit Award in the Public Buildings category. The grounds were described by Wales in Bloom judges as "truly remarkable....a real delight".
All cremations are carried out in strict accordance with the Code of Cremation Practice, as specified by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities.