Welcome to the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens and Canterbury Crematorium.
For over 70 years, The Cremation Society of Canterbury Limited has provided security and peace of mind to families through its' dignified and dedicated service at times of bereavement.

Open to the public every day, the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens offer beautifully landscaped grounds as a final tribute to a family member or friend. A place of peace and respect, the gardens are set apart for the placing of individual Memorial plaques in a variety of picturesque settings. Our chapel facilities can also accommodate funeral services of any size in attractive and tranquil surroundings.

The crematorium has been privately owned since 1936, when it was founded by Thomas Loftus Jones. The team of loyal, long serving staff members, the Cremation Society of Canterbury offer a comprehensive range of services to those in need. Over the years, the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens and Canterbury Crematorium has grown to a total area of over 20 acres, including extensive garden areas and memorial niches. The Cremation Society also ownes the Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, providing similar facilities in North Christchurch.

The Cremation Society is able to offer a caring and personal service at the most trying times of grief.

If you have any queries, our dedicated and understanding team are available to give further information and advice on all aspects of our services and facilities. We invite you to wander the gardens and enjoy the pleasant and peaceful environment.
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