Bishop’s Stortford Town Council manages the two Cemeteries in Cemetery Road.
The Council’s outdoor workforce carries out routine maintenance and gardening to ensure that the Cemeteries provide a clean and peaceful environment in which residents and visitors to the Town can spend quiet and reflective moments.

In addition a section for the interment of cremated remains has been recently established.The Town Council is able to arrange for the laying to rest of a loved one's ashes by the family. Please contact the Cemetery Administrator for advice and help.

It is now possible to apply for permission to scatter the ashes of a loved one in the Old Cemetery Remembrance Garden or on a family grave (with the registered owners permission) and to site a memorial bench where space permits. There is also a Remembrance Memorial section in the New Cemetery for those wishing to place a memorial to a loved one without an interment taking place.

For further information and fees, please contact the Cemetery Administrator Lesley Howell on 01279 712148 (

The postal and satnav address is: Cemetery Lodge, 109 Apton Road, Bishops's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3UE.

The cemeteries are open from 7.30am - 8.00pm (May to September) and 7.30am - sunset (October to April). Please note that from 20.02.2020 the Cemetery Gate leading to the Firs may be closed for security reasons.

Bishops Stortford Times at Graveside (PDF) 43.63 KB

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