Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 
8.00 am to 4.45 pm

Friday
8.00 am to 3.45 pm

Visitors are asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the gates close.

Edgwarebury Cemetery

By a trust dated 25 July 1972 and made between Sir Alan Abraham Mocatta, Myer Alan Barry King-Hamilton, Geoffrey Davis, the London Sephardi Trust and the Trustees of The West London Synagogue of British Jews, trusts were declared in respect of Burial Grounds registered at HM Land Registry. The first burial took place on 14th December 1975 in the West London section.

In December 2010, additional burial land was purchased on the east side of Clay Lane. 1.8 acres was designated for Belsize Square Synagogue while the remaining land was allocated equally between the three other owning communities. In 2014, a Woodland Burial area was created by West London Synagogue in partnership with landscape architects. This project is still in its infancy and it will take many years to develop a fully-fledged woodland area.

There are four owning communities: the S&P Sephardi Community, West London Synagogue, Liberal Judaism and Belsize Square Synagogue. The Cemetery is managed by the Edgwarebury Joint Burial Board (EJBB).

Our prayer hall (Ohel) was refurbished in 2017 with a new floor and new, upholstered chairs. There is seating for 100 people and additional space for standing. New windows were fitted in May 2019. We also have a loop system in the prayer hall. Our Kohanim room is located just behind the prayer hall and is clearly signposted.

We have an electric bus (currently not in use owing to COVID restrictions) to transport up to 10 people who may have difficulty in walking from the prayer hall onto the grounds. The bus is used for funerals and stone settings except for sections SE1, SE2, WL1 and U1, as these areas are very close to the prayer hall.

Visiting loved ones and friends at any cemetery can be a challenging and often traumatic experience. Our Edgwarebury staff understand this and we are here to help you in any way possible. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us on 020 8958 0090.

 

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COVID-19 Update
23rd July 2021
14th Av 5781

The cemetery is open to visitors between 8 am (office 8.30 am) and 4.45 pm, Sunday to Thursday, and 8 am (office 8.30 am) to 3.45 pm on Fridays.

England moves to Step 4 from 19th July 2021. 

Effectively nothing will change from our current regulations. The Government’s own official advice and guidelines are: 

“While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.  

The number of people who can attend funerals and stone settings is in most cases determined by how many people a venue can safely accommodate, with social distancing measures in place, including guests of all ages and anyone working at the event. 

Regardless of the type of venue, some restrictions for these events will remain in place to enable them to take place safely. This includes face coverings, social distancing, and restrictions on singing.”

Therefore, we will continue to allow 60 people maximum to attend funerals and stone settings, excluding officiants. For funerals, the prayer hall will be open and seating will be strictly limited to 36 people with the remaining congregation standing outside under the canopy.

Masks will be mandatory in the prayer hall unless an individual is exempt. There is no communal singing.

Visitors may remove face coverings outside.

Funerals will finish at the graveside while all stone setting services will take place at graveside. Visitors are asked to follow and respect cemetery procedures at all times.

The cemetery office is closed and we cannot provide transport until further notice.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience during these challenging times.


Daily Schedule

Sunday 25th July 2021
16th Av 5781

Consecrations:

12.30 pm: Moshi Khadhouri
SE3-V-17
Rev Amroussi

1.30 pm: Clifford Barker
U4-Z-46
Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

2.30 pm: Lawrence Shavick
U4-ZD-45
Rabbi Pete Tobias


Gratuities

Edgwarebury Joint Burial Board and the staff are committed to offering members a very professional service and there is a strict ‘no gratuities’ policy. People who would like to donate any monies can do so through the charity boxes found near the cemetery offices and the prayer hall. Donations help with the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.

Job Opportunities

Site Manager – Hoop Lane Cemetery
Please speak to Lester Harris on 020 8958 0093 for more details.

Contact Us

Tel: 020 8958 0090
Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware,
Middlesex, HA8 8QP.

Email:
admin@ejbb-jbc.org.uk

Cemetery Director: Lester Harris
Operations Manager: Steve Webb
Administrators:
Jocelyn Axelrod
Sara Black
Finance Officer:
Mary Pearmain

Cemetery Operatives:
Lee Butler
Kevin Chattey
Ryan Goodwin
Paul Morton
Gavin Richardson
Liam Smith

Edgwarebury Joint Burial Board
Chair: John Abramson
Vice-Chairs: Hilton Ellis & Simon Raperport
Treasurer: Sue Nyman
Chair, Operations Committee:
Freddy Lehmann

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EJBB takes your privacy seriously and we will only use your personal information to administer your business with us and/or to provide the products and services you have requested from us.

Memorial maintenance services

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Memorial cleaning & Maintenance

Details on how to request renovations for memorials and how the annual maintenance contracts work

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Dedications

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Rose Tree, Granite Planters, Pebble Bins and Memorial Wall plaques

Details on how to make a dedication of a rose tree, granite planter, pebble bin or memorial plaque in memory of a loved one

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Images of Grounds

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Browse images of the grounds

Photos of the grounds, prayer hall and offices

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What to do in the
event of a Bereavement

The Cemetery is run on behalf of the S&P Sephardi Community, West London Synagogue, Liberal Judaism and Belsize Square Synagogue. Burial services are not available on Shabbat, Jewish religious holidays and Xmas Day.
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Stone settings

Stone setting arrangements have to be made through the representive synagogue and therefore you should contact them direct
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