Set in the countryside on the edge of the City. Forest Park offers a peaceful and scenic setting
for the people of East London and Essex.
Forest Park became the first crematorium to be built in London for over forty years following
its opening in February 2005. Located opposite to Hainault Country Park on green belt land,
Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium also provides much needed burial land, including a
separate section for Roman Catholics and distinct areas for other community groups.
Traditional and lawn graves are provided together with lawn graves and in an area for woodland burial.
Located opposite to Hainault Country Park and alongside ancient woodland the new building
and grounds have been designed to blend into their rural surroundings. The chapel and office
were buit in wood and stone and sit in a natural bowl surrounded by trees, lawns and banks and flowers.
Trees are very important at Forest Park and provide the main features to the cemetery and
crematorium with large groupings of Red Oak, Silver Birch, Betula Jacquemontil and London Plains.
Inside, the chapel has been designed to be flexible to meet the range of religious and cultural
communities we will be serving. Different icons and statues can be used and there is also a
choice of music from the traditional organ to the modern integrated music system. It is also possible
to arrange live singers and musicians and to personalise the chapel with photographs and other items.
An excellent PA and loop system has also been installed to ensure that everyone can hear clearly.
Forty five minutes is provided for the funeral service to ensure each family has sufficient time for
the privacy so essential on these occasions. In addition, generous car parking space ensures
mourners can visit without difficulty.
A comfortable waiting room is located close to the Chapel together with toilets, including those
for the disabled. There are no steps in the building to allow easy access for those with mobility difficulties.
Our Garden of Remembrance provides a beautiful natural setting.
Memorial trees, such as Flowering Cherries and Pear, were some fo the first features to be planted
in our gardens and create a natural border around the area. Benches, family gardens
and mini graves lie within the striped lawns inside.