Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
From 19 July, the lifting of the restrictions on social distancing and face coverings means that the Council has reverted to normal funeral service capacity in the Overdale Crematorium Chapels. Seated capacity in the West Chapel is 70 people and in the East Chapel, 50 people.
Although no longer mandatory, all mourners are advised to continue to wear face coverings in indoor enclosed settings like the Chapels for their own safety and the safety of others when meeting people you do not normally meet.
The gardens remain open to the public to pay their respects and visit memorials and the Chapel containing the Books of remembrance is now open to the public. Weekday opening times are 8.30am to 4.30pm with weekends and bank holiday opening 10am to 2pm.
The crematorium can facilitate funeral services for cremations at Overdale or those being buried in a Bolton Council Cemetery
There is a designated Muslim area at Heaton Cemetery where burials can take place immediately after death, at weekends or Bank Holiday.
View all associated funeral costs.
Where is it?
Chorley New Road
General enquiries 01204 334499
Security related issues 01204 336900