Cemeteries and Churchyards

The Council's Open Spaces Section manages two cemeteries within the Borough for burial and cremated remains interments. The largest of these is Woodside Cemetery, located at Manor Road, Benfleet. The smaller South Benfleet Cemetery is situated at Jotmans Lane, South Benfleet. In addition, another cemetery is located at Northwick Road, Canvey Island which is managed by a private company.

How do I make a cemetery booking?

Basildon District Council currently provides a burial administration/booking service for Woodside and South Benfleet cemeteries on behalf of Castle Point Borough Council. Please contact Basildon District Council on 01268 208130 e-mail: cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk for further details.

Who maintains the cemeteries?

Castle Point Borough Council is responsible for grave digging and cemetery grounds maintenance operations. In addition, the Council also maintains the grounds of four closed churchyards, namely,

  • St. Katherine’s churchyard, Canvey Island,
  • St. James-the-Less churchyard, Hadleigh,
  • St. Mary’s churchyard, Benfleet, and
  • St. Peter’s churchyard, Thundersley.

To report problems with the maintenance of the above cemeteries and churchyards please contact our Street Scene section.