District and City Council Services (Crematorium)

Care provided after death:

Within Northern Ireland, cremation services are provided at the City of Belfast Crematorium, located at Roselawn Cemetery. A cremation service is also provided specifically for maternity units at the Belfast, South Eastern and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts. The crematorium has a Garden of Remembrance where ashes are scattered and hosts an annual Service of Remembrance for babies. Cremations are available to everyone, regardless of religion, with the facility to arrange multi faith and multi cultural religious and non-religious services. A range of dispersal and memorial options are also available.

Cremations at the City of Belfast Crematorium include a 15 minutes Committal service, hosted at 45 minute intervals during the following times:

  • Monday to Friday – 7.20am to 5.20pm
  • Saturday – 7.20am to 2pm

Further information: https://www.belfastcity.gov.uk

Works alongside:

  • Coroner
  • Registrar
  • Funeral Director
  • Faith /non-religious representatives
  • Hospital maternity and mortuary services

The Standard of Bereavement Care is enhanced when:

  • Cremation documentation is completed correctly by two independent medical doctors
  • Bereaved families are given accurate information about the services provided (especially the nature of hospital cremations of babies, which are private and take place without a service)

Standards and Guidelines

Code of Practice The Federation of Burial Cremation Authorities

Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) Codes of Practice and Charter for the Bereaved www.iccm-uk.com