Cremation memorials

There are many options for you and your family to commemorate a loved one after cremation.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance allows you to create a personal memorial with considered wording and artwork.

There are Books of Remembrance at Canford Cemetery and Crematorium and South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium.

Apply for an entry in the Book of Remembrance

Call us to apply on:

  • Canford Cemetery: 0117 903 8280
  • South Bristol Cemetery: 0117 903 8330

What you can write in the Book of Remembrance

You can write anything that is meaningful to you on any date. Entries usually mark the anniversary of a death.

The inscriptions, which are hand painted by artists, give a lasting form of memorial.

If you want five or more lines in the book, you can get a miniature work of art, like a floral emblem, motif or coat of arms to go alongside the wording.

The book is in four volumes, one for each quarter of the year with two pages for each day.

Costs

  • 2 line entry: £75
  • 5 line entry: £105
  • 5 line entry with floral emblem: £175
  • 5 line entry with motif or badge: £200
  • 8 line entry: £140
  • 8 line entry with floral emblem: £210
  • 8 line entry with motif or badge: £235

Look at the Book of Remembrance

The pages for the day are displayed in a protective glass-topped cabinet situated in the Book Room, in the Crematorium Chapel.

You can look at the book on the anniversary dates. To look at other dates, you need to make an appointment by calling:

  • Canford Cemetery: 0117 903 8280
  • South Bristol Cemetery: 0117 903 8330

Miniature books and remembrance cards

Entries in the Book of Remembrance are available as a folded remembrance cards or as a miniature book.  You or your family can add more entries can be added to the miniature book.

Call us to buy miniature books or remembrance cards:

  • Canford Cemetery: 0117 903 8280
  • South Bristol Cemetery: 0117 903 8330

Cremated remains plot with granite memorial

You can have the cremated remains of your loved ones placed in a casket and buried beneath an eighteen by eighteen inch granite memorial stone in a small grave.

These plots are available at our Canford, South Bristol and Shirehampton cemeteries.

The grave is leased for a period of 30 years. After that time you can have a second burial in the same plot if you want.

These memorials are available in black or grey with gold or black engraved lettering. You have 11 lines available for the inscription and you can have one or two flower holders.

Apply for a plot with granite memorial

  • Canford Cemetery: 0117 903 8280
  • South Bristol Cemetery: 0117 903 8330

Cost

  • cremated remains plot with granite memorial: £1,450
  • optional inscribed design of a rose on the memorial stone: £70.

The price includes the supply of the memorial with an inscription of up to 120 letters, the 30 year exclusive right of burial and the cost of the first burial in the plot.

You can get caskets from us, but your funeral director will normally supply them as part of the funeral arrangements.

Memorial vase and tablet

Black granite tablets are inscribed to sit upon existing sandstone vase blocks within the Monthly Memorial Gardens at South Bristol Cemetery and in the Memorial Garden at Canford Cemetery.

The tablets are seven inches by five inches and there is space for approximately seventy letters depending on size of letters and overall layout.

Leased for a period of ten years the memorial provides a personal place for you to visit and place floral tributes.

Apply for a vase and tablet

  • Canford Cemetery: 0117 903 8280
  • South Bristol Cemetery: 0117 903 8330

Cost

A memorial vase and tablet costs £420.

Memorial wall plaque

The granite memorial plaque is mounted upon the wall of the Memorial Garden at Canford Cemetery and leased for a period of ten years.

The plaque is six inches by twelve inches giving space for around eighty letters.

Apply for a wall plaque

Call Canford Cemetery on 0117 903 8280.

Cost

  • memorial wall plaque: £340
  • optional photo plaque and vases for floral tributes: £185.

Commemorative plaques

A commemorative plaque can be placed at the edge of a memorial bed at Canford Cemetery and dedicated for a period of ten years.

For prices and more information, call Canford Cemetery on 0117 903 8280.

Trees in parks and open spaces

We are sponsoring the replanting of trees across the city. If you would like to plant a tree as a memorial, look at the Tree Sponsorship Scheme.