Cemeteries Service

We do not directly arrange funerals or the erection of memorials. Most people employ a funeral director or memorial mason to act on their behalf.

We offer facilities for burials in four cemeteries in Oxford

Our Cemeteries staff offer a helpful and friendly service in a sympathetic and professional manner in order to assist Funeral Directors and families who have suffered a bereavement. One of the Cemeteries Service managers will be present at the Cemetery on the day of the burial.

Contacting us

We are open:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3.30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed 

Casual callers are welcome during the times above, however during busy periods staff may not be available because of funeral workload. 

Visitors are advised to make an appointment so that time can be set aside to deal with queries.

Viewing of chapels is by appointment as they are locked when not in use. 

Find a plot

If you already have the section reference there is a map at each cemetery showing where the different sections are, which should help you find the plot. 

However, anyone looking for a specific grave and who needs precise location information can contact us on 01865 252516 or cemeteries@oxford.gov.uk and we can email you a cemetery map and a section map.

More information

Procedure for Arranging Interments

Cemeteries Service Rules and Regulations

Cemeteries Fees and Charges