Manchester City Council

Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Cemeteries and crematoria

We operate and maintain the grounds of the cemeteries and crematorium listed on this page.

See our cemeteries directory for full details, maps and more information about these and other cemeteries / crematoria in Greater Manchester.

Manchester cemeteries are open every day of the year. Opening hours are from 9am Monday to Friday, and from 10am at weekends. Closing times vary throughout the year, according to when dusk falls, as below. Times are approximate:

  • January: 4pm
  • February: 4.30pm
  • March (GMT): 6pm
  • March (summertime): 7pm
  • April: 7.30pm
  • May - July: 8.30pm
  • August: 8pm
  • September: 6.30pm
  • October (summer time): 5.30pm
  • October (GMT): 4.30pm
  • November - December: 4pm

Cremation services are provided from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 3.00pm (except Bank Holidays)

A booking facility for funerals and cremations is available from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm (except Bank Holidays)

A short notice booking facility for Muslim or Jewish faiths is available from Monday to Friday between 08.30am and 12.00noon (except Bank Holidays)

How to contact us: The offices at Blackley Cemetery and Southern Cemetery are open 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) to handle visitor or telephone enquiries.

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