The main cemetery is situated off Sutton Road. To get
there follow the A274 away from Maidstone and the cemetery is
sign-posted as you approach Shepway. The postcode for the
cemetery is ME15 9AF.
There is a main vehicle entrance on Sutton Road and two
pedestrian entrances - Mangravet Avenue and Pheasant Lane.
The Administrative Office for the Cemetery is located at:
Vinters Park Crematorium,
Please note: Our chapel at the cemetery is awaiting
extensive repair works and is currently not in use, and so you
would have the service either at church or other location of your
choice before proceeding to the cemetery. Some services are
conducted entirely at the graveside.
Choice of Grave
Graves can be selected by the family depending
on the time available and the type of grave required; lawn graves
are usually allocated by us.
Types of Graves Available
There are three choices of grave available at
- Lawn graves are for people wanting just a
- General graves are for people wanting larger
- Cremated Remains plots are for people wanting
to inter cremated remains and have a memorial on the plot (this
option is not available at Vinters Park Crematorium)
Flowers and Wreaths
Floral Tributes can be left at the graveside
and will be arranged on and around the grave after the burial is
completed. The cemetery staff will remove the tributes after a
while depending on their condition.
There are several memorial masons in and
around the Maidstone area. Details can be found in local
telephone directories or on the internet. The council cannot
recommend individual companies but would advise that a mason backed
by the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) is used as
all memorials need to be fixed to NAMM standards or similar. The
council does not supply memorials.
Open 10am daily all year
April - September Main Gate closes at 8pm
October Main Gate closes at 5.30pm
November - January Main Gate closes at 4pm
February - March Main Gate closes at 5.30pm
When do the funerals take place?
Funerals take place Mondays to Fridays between 10am and
A funeral director can be chosen in a number of ways. He may be
known by you or recommended by friends, a family doctor or clergy.
Most funeral directors also advertise in the local press, church
magazines, phone book and on the internet.