Opening hours, directions and facilities

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There are three cemeteries in Reading that are managed by the Council:

The crematorium is at our Henley Road site along with both of our chapels where services are held, the larger South Chapel and the smaller West Chapel.


Telephone: 0118 937 2200



Reading Bus 23 will take you to Henley Road. It is a short walk from the bus stop to the Cemetery on all Hallows Road.

Henley Road Cemetery – Google Maps

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Opening hours

All cemetery grounds are open:

  • 9am to 5pm (October to March)
  • 9am to 8pm (April to September)

Last entry to the grounds is 15 minutes before closing time.

Christmas opening hours

  • Monday 20 December, 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 21 December, 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 22 December, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday 23 December, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 24 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Monday 27 December, closed
  • Tuesday 28 December, closed
  • Wednesday 29 December, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday 30 December, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday 31 December, 9am to 3pm
  • Monday 3 January 2022, closed

The Cemetery and Crematorium Office (Henley Road)

We are pleased to announce that our new purpose built offices are open to the public. The new office has two meeting rooms offering privacy to visitors a large, bright and welcoming reception area and a display of  memorial products that may be purchased.

Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

The office is closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Visitor facilities

We have a waiting room adjacent to the chapels with toilet facilities, seating and a hot beverage vending machine for visitors’ use.


Access to the South Chapel is level. Access to the West Chapel is via a slope. Ramping to the Hall of Remembrance ensures accessibility for disabled visitors.


There are three car parks within the Henley Road Cemetery, all with designated spaces for blue badge holders. Disabled parking spaces are located to the left of the West Chapel, in the main car park adjacent to the Hall of Remembrance, in the overflow car park and next to Mayfield.

Induction loops

Induction loops are provided for the benefit of hearing aid users in both chapels.


Funeral service books are available in Braille.


Toilets with access for disabled users are located next to the West Chapel. New public toilets including a disabled toilet can be found behind the new office building.

In case of emergency please contact Provide Security on 0118 336 5949