Cemeteries in Medway

We have 4 cemeteries in Medway which are all suitable for burials, cremated remains and memorials.

Our cemeteries:

  • Chatham, Maidstone Road
  • Gillingham, Woodlands Road
  • Rochester, Maidstone Road
  • Strood, Cuxton Road

Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 1 April to 30 September, 9am to 7pm
  • Monday to Saturday: 1 October to 31 March, 9am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays, 9.30am to 4.30pm

When visiting the cemeteries

We ask all visitors to act respectably and keep in mind that there may be burials taking place. To respect visitors please:

  • keep away from staff working and away from any open graves
  • don’t remove any warning signs or safety markings, even on graves you’re caring for
  • only bring guide dogs to the cemeteries
  • don’t listen to music, drink alcohol or use bikes or skateboards on the grounds
  • supervise children under 16 at all times
  • don’t cut or move any soil, turf, trees or plants unless you’re authorised to do so
  • keep to the roads and paths


When planting flowers are shrubs:

  • only plant small flowers and shrubs
  • don’t plant anything that has thorns or is poisonous
  • don’t plant anything that might extend past the grave and interfere with other burials