Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 
8.00 am to 3.45 pm

8.00 am to 1.15 pm

Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the closing time.


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 sections are very close to the prayer hall.

Visiting loved ones and friends at any cemetery can be a challenging and often traumatic experience. All 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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Burial Search

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Coronavirus Update
3rd December 2020
17th Kislev 5781

The cemetery is open to visitors between 8 am (office 8.30 am) and 3.45 pm, Sundays to Thursdays and 8 am (office 8.30 am) to 1.15 pm on Fridays.

Funeral services are limited to a maximum of 15 people plus the Rabbi or other officiant.

In accordance with England’s Tier 2 Guidelines, that took effect from Wednesday 2nd December 2020, attendees at funerals should only be family or close friends. Social distancing must be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

The numbers of attendees at stone settings is strictly limited to 15 people plus the Rabbi or other officiant. The same social distancing rules above will apply.

With regard to NHS Test and Trace, we continue strongly to encourage all visitors to the cemetery to use the QR code to “check-in” to the cemetery. We urge everyone to install the NHS Covid-19 App onto their smart phones.

We also strongly encourage all visitors to wear masks or other face coverings at all times, and particularly when they are in proximity to other people even if outside. The safety of our staff and visitors is of paramount importance and we expect visitors to take all necessary precautions. Likewise, we expect visitors to strictly follow the government rules on self-isolation and quarantine when either symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms, having had a positive test, or having recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The cemetery office and prayer hall are closed but our toilets are open as normal. We cannot provide prayer books or transport.

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

Daily Schedule

Friday 4th December 2020
18th Kislev 5781

No scheduled services

Sunday 6th December 2020
20th Kislev 5781

10.15 am:  Sasha Pyser
Rabbi Mark Goldsmith

12.30 pm:  Noemi Labi
Rabbi  Abraham Lavi

1.30 pm:  Charles Benaiah
Rev Charlie Morris


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

There are no current vacancies

Contact Us

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


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

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

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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Memorial maintenance services


Memorial cleaning & Maintenance

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

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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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Photos of the grounds, prayer hall and offices


What to do in the
event of a Bereavement

The Cemetery is run on behalf of the S & P Sephardi Community (S&P), West London Synagogue (WLS), Liberal Judaism (LJ) and Belsize Square Synagogue. Burial services are not available on Shabbat, Yomtov and Christmas 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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