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Welcome to the official site of St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Kensal Green, North West London.

Major Refurbishments

Please be aware a major refurbishment project is due to commence at St Mary’s Cemetery from Monday 4th April 2022.  The chapel is now out of use for approximately 4 months. The Upper Catacombs will remain open and appointments can be made in the normal manner. The Lower Catacombs will be closed for the duration of the refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

The cemetery will be open as usual but the main office, chapel and reception, will be closed to the public.  Vehicle access may be limited, and vehicles may be re-routed to avoid the construction site. 

The building contractors are aware of the sensitive nature of the cemetery, however noise and plant machinery will be unavoidable.  Building work will not take place during the weekends.  These are essential maintenance works, and although we hope to continue to operate effectively, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, or any impact this has to your visit to St Mary’s Cemetery.  

We will regularly update our website and noticeboards as to progress made.  Please continue to direct all enquiries to Malcolm Soares at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk or by calling 0208 969 1145. 


Covid-19 Update – Further easing of restrictions

Please be advised that Covid-19 restrictions will be easing as per Government Guidelines from Thursday 27th January 2022.
Please click here to see further government guidance and information.

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Our cemetery chapel will continue to remain open for Funeral Services, where social distancing is no longer required, we ask those in attendance to continue to wear a face covering in the cemetery chapel.
Thank you for your co-operation.

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COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic
can be found here

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For the time being, the Cemetery Chapel will remain closed to private prayer.

The Cemetery Office is now open to the public, Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm, or alternatively you can contact the Cemetery Superintendent at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk

Memorial Assessment

Please note as part of St Mary’s Cemetery’s ongoing safety programme a memorial assessment was conducted by an independent specialist provider in October 2021, this included a safety inspection of all memorials.

Any memorials that did not meet the health and safety requirements, and were deemed a significant risk, by the independent assessor, will be provided with a warning notice and, where possible, further actions will be taken to temporarily support them. In some instances, the safest measure, is to lay memorials upon the ground, Cemetery Grounds staff will adopt this method where necessary.

For your own safety, and that of all visitors to the cemetery,
DO NOT attempt to test memorials yourself.

ALL MEMORIALS REMAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER TO KEEP IN GOOD SAFE ORDER
(as stated in our rules and regulations, which can be found here).

We appreciate your assistance and co-operation in ensuring our cemetery is a safe place for everyone to visit.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a memorial, please contact the Cemetery Superintendent at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk or visit the cemetery office.

For information about
our opening times,
news and events.
St Mary’s Cemetery has a
history stretching back
over 160 years.
See a detailed map with an
explanation of the grave
numbers and plot names.

Welcome to the official site of St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Kensal Green, North West London.

Major Refurbishments

Please be aware a major refurbishment project is due to commence at St Mary’s Cemetery from Monday 4th April 2022.  The chapel is now out of use for approximately 4 months. The Upper Catacombs will remain open and appointments can be made in the normal manner. The Lower Catacombs will be closed for the duration of the refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

The cemetery will be open as usual but the main office, chapel and reception, will be closed to the public.  Vehicle access may be limited, and vehicles may be re-routed to avoid the construction site. 

The building contractors are aware of the sensitive nature of the cemetery, however noise and plant machinery will be unavoidable.  Building work will not take place during the weekends.  These are essential maintenance works, and although we hope to continue to operate effectively, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, or any impact this has to your visit to St Mary’s Cemetery.  

We will regularly update our website and noticeboards as to progress made.  Please continue to direct all enquiries to Malcolm Soares at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk or by calling 0208 969 1145. 

Covid-19 Update – Step 3 – Further easing of restrictions

Please be advised that Covid-19 restrictions will be easing as per Government Guidelines from Monday 17th May 2021.
Please click here to see further government guidance and information.

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Our cemetery chapel will now re-open for Funeral Services, where social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble, masks remain mandatory, and capacity is limited. For these capacity limits please speak to a funeral arranger and they will be able to assist you.
Thank you for your co-operation.

.

COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic
can be found here

.

The Cemetery Chapel will remain closed to private prayer until Government restrictions are completely lifted.

The Cemetery Office is now open to the public, Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm, or alternatively
you can contact the Cemetery Superintendent at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk

Memorial Assessment

Please note as part of St Mary’s Cemetery’s ongoing safety programme a memorial assessment was conducted by an independent specialist provider in October 2021, this included a safety inspection of all memorials.

Any memorials that did not meet the health and safety requirements, and were deemed a significant risk, by the independent assessor, will be provided with a warning notice and, where possible, further actions will be taken to temporarily support them. In some instances, the safest measure, is to lay memorials upon the ground, Cemetery Grounds staff will adopt this method where necessary.

For your own safety, and that of all visitors to the cemetery,
DO NOT attempt to test memorials yourself.

ALL MEMORIALS REMAIN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER TO KEEP IN GOOD SAFE ORDER
(as stated in our rules and regulations, which can be found here).

We appreciate your assistance and co-operation in ensuring our cemetery is a safe place for everyone to visit.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a memorial, please contact the Cemetery Superintendent at stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk or visit the cemetery office.

For information about our opening times, news and events.
St Mary’s Cemetery has a history stretching back over 160 years.
See a detailed map with an explanation of the grave numbers and plot names.
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St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in the midst of the busy and noisy city of London, is a place of peace and tranquillity. It is home to over 160 years of history where grand and imposing mausoleums of wealthy Victorians cast their shadows over the public graves of the city’s historic poor. St Mary’s Cemetery would possibly be more celebrated for its remarkable epitaphs, sculptures and imposing military graves were it not slightly

overshadowed by the splendour of its larger neighbour, Kensal Green Cemetery. Some of the oldest graves are in moderate disrepair with headstones tilting or damaged but this place is so much more than a museum. St Mary’s serves a living Catholic community where day by day a steady stream of visitors arrive to tend the graves of their loved ones and to treasure in the quietness, precious memories of past times together.

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St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in the midst of the busy and noisy city of London, is a place of peace and tranquillity. It is home to over 160 years of history where grand and imposing mausoleums of wealthy Victorians cast their shadows over the public graves of the city’s historic poor. St Mary’s Cemetery would possibly be more celebrated for its remarkable epitaphs, sculptures and imposing military graves were it not slightly overshadowed by the splendour of its larger neighbour, Kensal Green Cemetery. Some of the oldest graves are in moderate disrepair with headstones tilting or damaged but this place is so much more than a museum. St Mary’s serves a living Catholic community where day by day a steady stream of visitors arrive to tend the graves of their loved ones and to treasure in the quietness, precious memories of past times together.

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery
has its own Catholic Chapel – built in 1860

How to find us

St Mary's Catholic Cemetery is located on Harrow Road,
Kensal Green in North West London.

Driving Directions
For Sat-Nav users: 679-681 Harrow Road, NW10 5NU
Please ensure you take the turning with the black metal railings (rather than the large stone archway) signposted to St Mary's Cemetery & West London Crematorium.
Public Transport or Walking Directions
The nearest station is Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line and London Overground) approximately 300m away. Turn left out of station, then right onto Harrow Road. Pass the Stone Mason’s Arms pub (on the left). Come to black railings with signs for St Mary’s and West London Crematorium. The Chapel and Office are about 200m down the driveway.
The No.18 bus stops directly outside the entrance on Harrow Road.
The no.220 bus stops outside the pedestrian gate on Scrubs Lane.

St Mary’s Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, NW10 5NU

T: +44 (0) 208 969 1145

F: +44 (0) 208 969 1153

E: stmarys@secularclergy.org.uk 

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