Isle of Wight Council

Bereavement Services - Cremation


Photograph of Crematorium Building

Crematorium Lights Of Love

Bereavement Services are pleased to announce that it will be holding its annual Lights Of Love  service again this year after having to cancel in recent years due to the covid 19 lockdown.

The service will take place at the Isle of Wight Crematorium on Friday 10th December at 7pm

After the service and lighting of the tree of remembrance everybody is invited to stay for a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.

All offerings raised on the evening will be donated to the Mountbatten hospice   

To keep everybody safe on the night we are advising everybody who wishes to attend to wear a mask. Hand sanitiser will be provided

COVID-19 update

In line with the government easing of lockdown restrictions, the crematorium is now fully open. We ask all visitors to continue to wear a face covering when attending funeral services and when carrying out business in the crematorium office.

The Book of Remembrance Room will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

The following services will be available by appointment only:

  • Witness scatterings
  • Collection of loved one's ashes

Please call 01983 882288 to make an appointment for any of the above services. For anything else please email

Further details about funeral services can be found in the guidance Accessing the Crematorium during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Crematorium web streaming service

We have installed new cameras and software  and can provide live web streaming facilities. This service allows grieving families and friends to say their final goodbyes to their loved ones online. This digital service protects the online security of individuals private service and helps people to celebrate the life of their loved ones. If you wish to use this service please read the web streaming service guidance document.

Support services for the bereaved

Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: 01983 523 030
National Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Mountbatten Hospice Bereavement Support For All
Bereavement Support Line: 01983 217346

The Good Grief Trust

St Mary’s Hospital Bereavement Service (for loved ones who have passed away at the hospital only)
Tel: 01983 534615 (between 9am-3.30pm)

Isle of Wight Youth Trust (counselling service for under 25’s)
Tel: 01983 529569

Welcome to the Isle of Wight Crematorium

It is hoped that the rural woodland setting of the Crematorium will provide visitors with a haven for quiet contemplation and remembrance.


The crematorium is situated on the A3054 just off the East Cowes, Newport and Ryde roundabout. The full address is Station Lane, Whippingham, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6NJ

Opening hours

Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 2pm

Bank Holidays - 10am to 12pm

Any queries, please call 01983 882288

The grounds are open throughout the year and the Crematorium Manager and staff are available Monday to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm.

Weekend staff are available for limited periods during the weekends and public holidays. 

The grounds are open:

Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 2pm 

Bank Holidays 10am to 2pm


View our information guide which provides directions from the ferry ports.


The crematorium is administered by the Isle of Wight Council Bereavement Services. All enquires should be made using the online send a message to service form or use the contact details listed in the 'Contact Information' tab above.

Useful Information about our Service 

Cremation Fees and Charges 2022/23

Cremation Code of Practice 

Cremation and Burial Regulations

Please view our information on our burial services.

For information on our friends of cemeteries groups.