The Crematorium is situated centrally within the Stonefall grounds. Parking is available close to the original Garden of Remembrance and Cremated Remains section.
The use of the Chapel is included within the cremation fee and can be used for either a full service, committal only or for those not opting for a service. There is also an option for a Memorial Service, separate to the funeral. Adjacent to the Chapel entrance is a Waiting Room for mourners to view the approach of the funeral cortège.
Toilet facilities are situated opposite the chapel entrance (including a disabled toilet).
In the same area is the Book of Remembrance Room. Entrance to the Book of Remembrance Room, Chapel and Waiting Room are wheelchair compatible. A loop system is in place, in the Chapel for hearing aid users.
The Chapel provides seating for up to 80 people, with removable ornaments to respect the different beliefs of the deceased and bereaved. Music is provided, with any special requests and family CDs welcomed. There is also an organ and organist available by prior arrangement. Once the coffin is placed on the catafalque (the raised platform) at the front of the Chapel, it will remain there until all the mourners have left the Chapel.
Following the Service, any floral tributes will be displayed beside the Chapel exit, available to be collected, otherwise they will be transferred to the flower island, remaining there for a period of one week.
How to get to Stonefall
From the A1(M) take the A661 to Harrogate from Wetherby, through Spofforth, until you come to the main roundabout connecting the A658. Continue straight across on the A661 into Harrogate until you see a set of traffic lights, and Sainsbury’s on the left hand side. The entrance to Stonefall Cemetery is just prior to the traffic lights on the right hand side. This is an entrance only. The exit is right onto Forest Lane, back onto the A661.
Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance is situated in a special room near to the Chapel at Stonefall Cemetery. The Book is handmade and bound in leather, composed of leaves of the finest vellum.
Pages are allocated to each day of the year and inscriptions are usually placed within the Book on the date of death, or occasionally on a joint date such as a wedding anniversary, especially if commemorating more than one person. The page is displayed and opened at the corresponding day so that entries may be viewed.
9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
10am – 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
If you are unable to view the Book on a specific date, the staff can open it to the appropriate date with prior notice, if the specific Book is available.
Electronic Book of Remembrance at Stonefall Crematorium
Improved access to the Book of Remembrance was the prime reason for the development of an electronic version, but it is far from the only benefit.
For each entry, you can include:
- Up to four screens of text
- Up to four screen of photographs
These can then be used to produce a truly unique memory of your loved one(s).
The kind of information that might provide the basis of additional screens includes:
- Photographs of the person(s) commemorated
- A brief biography
- A favourite verse or piece of prose
- Photographs of significant places or occasions
Electronic Book of Remembrance online service
The online Book of Remembrance service allows those loved ones not able to visit the crematorium, for reasons of distance or infirmity, access to the Book.