The crematorium

The Medway Crematorium has served the people of Medway and the surrounding areas since 1959. It is owned and managed by Medway Council, and we are committed to maintaining and improving the facilities to make sure they benefit everyone who visits.

It sits on 14 acres of beautiful grounds of mixed woodland, shrub beds, formal planting and grass beneath large and stately trees.

The crematorium building and its grounds have benefited from lots of improvements:

  • increased capacity was provided for both chapels in 2015
  • 3 new cremators with state of the art emissions monitoring and filtration equipment were installed in 2018
  • installation of new monitors and cameras to provide visual tributes and webcasting during funeral services


Robin Hood Lane
Blue Bell Hill

Opening times

The Chapel of Remembrance will close 15 minutes before the times stated below.

March to October:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm

November to February:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

All public holidays, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: 11am to 4pm.

Office hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4.30pm


Bus 142 from Chatham comes into Blue Bell Hill Village, then it’s a 10 minute walk (half a mile in distance).

The closest train station is Chatham or Rochester. But you would need to take a taxi as the journey to the crematorium is a 15 to 20 minute drive from these stations.

View Medway Crematorium on Google Maps


There is a free car park at the crematorium with a number of disabled bays.

There are toilets outside both chapels and a public toilet inside the office reception.

Rules and guidance for visitors

To be respectful to our visitors please:

  • dispose of any litter
  • do not disturb any mourners or services
  • only walk on the grass and clearly marked paths
  • be careful not to damage plants, buildings or memorials
  • only bring special assistance dogs and no other pet or animal
  • do not offer or advertise any goods without written council permission
  • do not pin or fix items to any trees or bury items as these will be removed

See also our guidance on flowers and tributes.