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Within this section you can find information on what to do when there is a death, and further information about funerals, burials and cremations in Bedford Borough. 

Registering a death

To register a death you must book an appointment with us first. On our register a death page you will also find information on who can register a death, what information you need to bring along with you to your appointment, what certificates of death you will receive and information on registering a stillbirth.   

Funerals burials and cremations

We offer two sites for burial and cremation in Bedford Borough, Norse Road cemetery and crematorium and Foster Hill cemetery. You can find further information about these sites and the fees associated with funerals, burials and cremations

Bereavement services

We offer impartial help, support and guidance on all aspects of bereavement including memorialisation, funeral costs and financial support, funeral directors within Bedford Borough, and memorials.   

Funeral director booking page

Funeral directors can login and book a cremation service here.  

Obituaries

We provide a list of funerals and cremations within Bedford Borough.   

Contact Bereavement Services 

If you wish to see a member of staff at Norse Road crematorium and cemetery, you will need to make an appointment between the hours of 10am to midday or 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. This will ensure staff will be available to help on request.

Email: crem@bedford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01234 718150

Bereavement Services
The Cemetery Complex
104 Norse Road
Bedford
MK41 0RL