A tranquil resting place in a vibrant landscape



There are a number of ways you can commemorate your loved one within the grounds of Arnos Vale.

You can place a plaque under one of our existing trees, or in the Gardens of Rest. A memorial bench is a lovely way to provide a relaxing place to remember those departed. A plaque can be placed on our Memorial Wall. Our West Lodge houses Books of Remembrance in which you can include an calligraphic entry, whether your loved one’s final resting place is Arnos Vale or elsewhere. The pages of the books are turned daily to remember people who passed that day.


For those who are unable to tend their loved one’s grave regularly.

We provide a grave tidy service to remove all plants and weeds and ensure the path to the grave is accessible. This service can also be carried out for the grave of any person interred here over the last 170 years.

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Download a free Cemetery Services brochure or pick one up free at the gift shop in the East Lodge.

Thank you so much for your help with all the arrangements, and for your involvement in the ceremony – your words were just right for the occasion, we all appreciated them.


Arnos Vale is not run by Bristol City Council. You will be personally looked after by our team. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Cemetery Services Co-ordinator, Vanessa Spencer if you have any questions.


Arnos Vale is the best version of a cemetery I know and I am ‘glad’ to have them watching over some of my relatives.



Available in the West Lodge and scanned pages of the books of remembrance can be viewed online.

The Books of Remembrance are displayed in a dedicated room in our restored West Lodge.  A page or two is allocated to each day of the year and the pages are turned daily.  Historically, entries tended to be added on the date of death but you may like to add a loved ones entry on a date that is more significant to you such as a birthday or anniversary.  You may also like to add a comment in your new entry about a previous relative who was added on another date, linking them together for future generations to see.  We are more than happy to help or advise on wording and how entries can be linked in this way.

Each entry into the Books of Remembrance is hand-written in beautiful script and fine inks by a professional calligrapher.  Entries are available in two, five or eight line additions with the option to add a flower, emblem, motif or coat of arms. Memorial cards and miniature books of remembrance are also available to order for those wishing to keep a record at home or to pass on to relatives or friends. The Books of Remembrance have been digitally scanned, so you can view records up to February 2010 and before from the comfort of your own home.

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