Memorials at Woodvale Crematorium

Woodvale Crematorium has several choices for commemoration

For more information or advice on memorials phone 01273 604020 email woodvale@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Opening times

The grounds are open every day of the year:

  • Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am
  • Sunday and public holidays from 11.00 am
  • The crematorium grounds are closed at 4.00 pm (Oct - Mar) and 5.30pm (April - September).
  • The Hall of Memory is situated behind the North Chapel and closes 30 minutes before the crematorium grounds.

The Book of Remembrance

The Hall of Memory contains the vellum bound Books of Remembrance for each chapel, to provide a dignified memorial in perpetuity. There is a page in each chapels book for each day of the year and entries are written under the deceased's date of death. If the person's funeral was not at Woodvale an entry can still be put in the Books of Remembrance.

Entries are carefully hand-inscribed by highly skilled calligraphers, in an elegant style, and can include additional artwork on request. If required, a replica of an entry can also be provided in the form of a miniature Remembrance Card or miniature Book (with several pages for future use). 

Arranging an entry

To preserve space in the books for the future, only one entry per deceased person is allowed and the application must come from the same person that applied for the cremation (or have their consent.) Please note, if the application is received later than six months after the funeral the entry may not be in the book for the first anniversary of the person's death.

Applicants have a choice of applying for a two line, five line, or eight line entry. There is room for 35 letters (including spaces) per line. If a specific piece of artwork is desired (to go with either a five or eight line entry), it is recommended to send an example with the application.

  • Two line entry - £74
  • Each additional line - £18

Optional extras for entries of 5 lines or more

  • Floral emblem, service badges, crests or shieids - £80
  • Illuminated captial letter - £125
  • Full coat of arms - £133

Additional items such as individual remembrance cards, miniature book of remembrance are also available and can have additional entries at any time.

Download the book of remembrance application form

Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

Bronze Tree of Remembrance

The Tree of Remembrance is a beautiful new feature in Woodvale's Hall of Memory and provides a unique option for commemoration of a loved one. Six feet tall and made from bronze, there is space for up to 270 aluminium gold-coloured leaves on which a personal dedication can be written.

Leaves can be purchased for placement on the tree for an initial period of:

  • Two years for £120
  • Five years for £172
  • Ten years for £256
  • Additional years can be bought for £20

The time period can be extended at any time during the memorial lease and a reminder is sent when due.

 

Arranging a memorial leaf

Orders take four to six weeks to be completed and we will notify you when the leaf is in place. Please see the application form for full terms and conditions.

Download the leaf and leather panel application form

Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    Memorial Panels in The Hall of Memory

    The Memorial Panels can be found on the wall of The Hall of Memory (situated behind the North Chapel); a quiet and dignified area for reflection. Space is available for placing of cut flowers.

    The panels are approximately ten inches by two inches and mounted in frames, each holding eight memorials. They are made from dark blue Levant Morocco Leather with a hand tooled inscription and finished in 22 carat gold leaf. There is space for three lines of inscription with 20 letters and spaces per line in larger type or 28 letters and spaces in smaller type.

     

    • Commemorative Recordia panel for a 10 year period - £206
    • ​Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £103

    Download the leaf and leather panel application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    The memorials take four to six weeks to arrange.

    Lawn Grave Memorials

    Available at both Woodvale and Hove Cemetery, the Lawn Grave memorials are desk shaped tablets made from polished granite stone, suitable for the burial of cremated remains and long term commemoration. The tablet size is approximately one foot by one foot and nine inches and tapers from four to two inches. There is room for the cremated remains of two persons to be buried under the memorial.

     

    There is a choice of colours

    • dark grey
    • light grey
    • blue pearl
    • black  
    • red balmoral

     Lettering can be cut into the stone and painted black, silver or gold. Raised lead lettering, painted black, is also available. There is room for eight lines of inscription with 15 letters and spaces per line. Room can be left if two names are eventually intended to be on the memorial. A flower receptacle is included as part of the memorial.

    Arranging a Lawn Grave memorial

    Memorial work can take 12 weeks to complete, with a layout of the proposed wording sent to the applicant before work commences. An interment can be arranged by the grave owner at any time before or after the memorial stone itself has been completed. The rights of ownership are for an initial period of 50 years.

    If you wish to choose the specific space for the memorial, within the current Lawn Grave area, please make an appointment. This is not compulsory though and a space can be allocated in the current area on your behalf.

    To arrange an additional inscription for an existing memorial stone, please email your wording to cemeteries@brighton-hove.gov.uk and include the grave reference number.  

    Fees for Lawn Graves

    • Starting fee for a new memorial (including purchase of Exclusive Right of Burial, granite stone and memorial permit) - £1689
    • Cut and raised lead, painted black - £10 per letter
    • Sand-blasted and painted either gold, silver or black - £8 per letter
    • Ceramic photograph (optional) - £360
    • Burial fee by appointment - £146
    • Wooden casket with nameplate (optional) - £108
    • Brown acorn urn (optional) - £54
    • Bio-degradable urn (optional) - £54

    Download the lawn grave memorial application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Cemeteries Officer:

    Woodland Walk Log Memorials

    The Garden of Remembrance at Woodvale features a woodland walk area with lots of wildlife and woodland plants. The pathways are lined with logs to which commemorative plaques can be fixed. The area behind the logs can be used for either a burial or scattering of cremated remains. A green flute-shaped container can be provided for cut flowers and memorial owners are encouraged to plant bulbs and other woodland plants.The memorial plaques are approximately 6 x 4 inches and made from perspex and coloured brown with white lettering. There is room for eight lines of inscription with 25 letters and spaces per line. 

     

    The plaques are placed for an initial period of 10 years with the option to further extend this period. An existing plaque can be replaced by the memorial owner.

    Arranging a memorial

    • Commemorative plaque for a 10 year period - £224
    • ​Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £112
    • ​Optional motif added to commemorative plaque - £20
    • ​Replacement plaque (for example to add another person) - £104

    Download the memorial garden application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    Rose bush memorial plaques

    The rose beds are a prominent feature of the Garden of Remembrance at Woodvale and when in bloom bring a vibrancy of colour to the area. The rose bushes have been pre-planted and are available for selection in red, white, pink and yellow. Cremated remains can be strewn by appointment on the lawns nearby (a fee may apply for this service).

     

    The map below shows the rose beds available in the garden

    Arranging a memorial

    The memorial plaques (four by three inches) are made from perspex and coloured brown with white lettering. There is room for five lines of inscription with 20 letters and spaces per line. If it is important to you, please clarify what colour rose you may wish to have.

    Download the memorial garden application form

    The plaques are placed for an initial period of 10 years with the option to further extend this period. An additional plaque can be arranged to be placed next to an existing one by the memorial owner.

    • Commemorative plaque for a 10 year period - £354
    • Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £177
    • Replacement plaque (for example to add another person) - £104

     

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    Memorial seats

    Memorial seats can be provided within the grounds of Woodvale, or in any of Brighton & Hove City Council's cemeteries, pending approval on the exact location from the Memorials Officer.

    The seat is a six foot wooden bench, handcrafted in the UK to high standard, with a cast bronze plaque (nine inches by two inches) attached to the top back rail of the bench. There is space on the plaque for four lines of inscription with 32 letters and spaces per line. 

     

    The memorial benches are placed for an initial period of 10 years with the option to further extend this period.The memorial will be repaired or replaced if damaged during the period of donation.

    Arranging a memorial

    • Memorial seat with a commemorative plaque for a 10 year period - £1636
    • ​Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £728
    • ​​Plaques on a shared memorial seat for a 10 year period - £488

    The memorial can take six to 12 weeks to be completed and the applicant will be notified when it is in place.

    Download the memorial garden application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    Tree memorials

    Flowering trees are occasionally available within the grounds. The memorial consists of an individual tree with an adjacent plaque fixed to a small yorkstone plinth. Cremated remains can be scattered on the surrounding lawns. 

    The plaques are approximately four inches by three inches, made from perspex and coloured brown with white lettering.There is room for five lines of inscription with 20 letters and spaces per line.

    The plaques are placed for an initial period of 10 years with the option to further extend this period.

     

    Arranging a memorial

    • Commemorative plaque for a 10 year period - £708

    • ​Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £354

    • ​Provision of a Yorkstone plinth and an additional plaque - £248

    If you would like to have a tree memorial at Woodvale, please enquire on their availability with the Memorials Officer.

    Download the memorial garden application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    Spring bulb commemoration

    Bulb remembrance is suitable for those who wish to make a gesture of commemoration for their loved ones but without a personal plaque. The bulbs are planted in the Autumn months but requests can be accepted throughout the year. The planting is not to any specific location, but will form part of the extensive planting throughout the grounds.

    Arranging bulbs

    There is a choice between a donation of either 30 woodland bulbs or 20 Daffodil / Narcissus bulbs for £59

    Enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

     

    Children's Memorial Garden

    A quiet corner of the Remembrance Garden has been set aside as a Children's Memorial Garden, with raised flower beds containing spring bulbs and colourful shrubs surrounding a small lawn area. Cremated remains can be scattered and a small bronze memorial plaque fixed to the wall in commemoration. A small toy or personal memento may be placed on the raised walls.

    The plaques are approximately three inches by two inches and made from cast bronze. There is room for a total of four lines with a maximum of 13 letters and spaces per line. The initial period of display is 10 years with the option to extend the memorial after that period for a further five years. 

     

    Arranging a plaque

    • Commemorative plaque for a 10 year period - £116
    • ​Option to renew for an additional 5 years - £58

    Download the memorial garden application form

    ​Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer:

    The memorials take four to six weeks to be completed.

    Memorial jewellery and paperweights

    A small amount of cremated remains of a loved one can be crafted into a small memento to keep close to you always.

    The items (apart from the paperweights) are made from sterling silver or 9ct gold (in white or yellow) and contain glass. The cremated remains are beautifully speckled into the glass by skilled craftsmen. The colour of the glass can be in blue, ruby, green, purple or black. A small message can also be engraved (not including earrings).

    Long pendants

    • Chain length: 18 inch hallmarked chain
    • Pendant dimensions: 25mm long and 7mm wide
    • Engraving: your own personal message on the back of the pendant (up to 25 characters)

    Costs including message engraving

    • sterling silver: £295.00
    • gold: £395.00
    • white gold: £445.00

    Round pendants

    • Chain length: 18 inch hallmarked chain
    • Pendant dimensions: 14mm diameter and 4mm wide
    • Engraving: your own personal message on the back of the pendant (up to 25 characters)

    Costs including message engraving

    • sterling silver: £245
    • gold: £345
    • white gold: £425

    Tribute rings

    • Sizes: a ring sizer will be supplied
    • Stone dimensions: 8mm diameter
    • Engraving: your own personal message on the inside of the band (up to 25 characters)

    Costs including message engraving

    • sterling silver: £295
    • gold: £375
    • white gold: £395

    Signet rings

    • Sizes: a ring sizer will be supplied
    • Stone dimensions: 10mm diameter
    • Engraving: your own personal message on the inside of the band (up to 25 characters)

    Costs including message engraving

    • sterling silver: £345
    • gold: £425
    • white gold: £495

    Earrings

    • Stone dimensions: 6mm diameter and 3mm width
    • Engraving: not available

    Costs 

    • sterling silver: £195
    • gold: £345
    • white gold: £395

    Paperweights

    • Dimensions: 6mm diameter and 3mm width
    • Engraving: your own personal message underneath (up to 25 characters)

    Cost £195

    Colour options for glass

    All jewellery and paperweight options are available in the colours below.

    Ruby, blue, green ,purple or black (there is no cost difference for the choice of colour)

    Ordering your personal memento

    To arrange a memento you can complete an application form at Woodvale Lodge or download the form and return it to us.

    Download the memorial jewellery and paperweights application form

    Completed application forms, payments and enquiries should be directed toward the Memorials Officer: