Deaths, funerals and cremations
Information on registering a death and advice on burials, funerals, cremations and memorials.
Useful contact details in times of bereavement.
Advice on burials and cremations, including organising burials and cremations yourself and the required forms for cremations.
We administer and operate three municipal cemeteries and two crematoria: West Norwood Crematorium and West Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth Crematorium and Lambeth Cemetery and Streatham Cemetery.
Whilst the majority of people in the UK still choose a 'traditional' religious funeral service, an increasing number are finding that a civil funeral ceremony is a more appropriate choice for them to make.
The coroner is a doctor or lawyer responsible for investigating deaths. The Ministry of Justice and London boroughs are responsible for the Coroner's Service.
The death of someone close to you can involve enormous stress as you come to terms with your bereavement. So we've pulled together the answers to some of the questions you might have about registering a death to help make this part of the process just a little easier.
We can help if you wish to trace a death registered in Lambeth from 1837 to the present day and if you want to purchase copies of a certificate.
Exhumation of both full burials and cremated remains require a Home Office licence or Bishop's Faculty or both.
Details of memorials provided by Norwood Crematorium and Lambeth Crematorium to remember loved ones.
Funerals can be expensive, so you need to check where the funeral money will come from before making any arrangements.
You can arrange a local burial or cremation in the country where the death occurred, you may wish to repatriate the body back to the UK for cremation or burial, or if someone dies here while away from home you may wish to move the body abroad to be buried or cremated.
We are obliged to make funeral arrangements for deceased persons when no other satisfactory means are available.
Advice on registering a stillbirth. A person wishing to register a stillbirth in England and Wales, must go to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages as soon as possible, with a medical certificate of stillbirth.
Advice on wills, probate and tax.