Phased reopening

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Phased reopening

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Updated 13:00, 20 November

The Bath Road gates are currently open from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday.

The shop will be closed from the 5th November-2nd December.

The Cleverchefs cafe is open for takeaway only from 9am-3.30pm. There will be no seating available. The toilets are open from 9am-3.30pm.

The Books Of Remembrance are closed. You can find more information on our Cemetery Services page.

Updated 17:30, 16 September

We are now open from 9.30am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The shop will reopen on Thursday – Saturday from the 24th September.

We are currently taking bookings for weddings, funerals and small meetings. If you’d like to contact us please email

Updated 12:30, 29 July

The Cleverchefs cafe is offering a takeaway service from 9.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays. The Spielman toilets are open at the same time. The site is currently closed on Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Updated 12:30, 17 June

As part of our phased reopening plan we’re pleased to announce that from Thursday 18th June 2020 we will also be opening the Cemetery Road and park gate for all visitors from 9.30am – 4pm on weekdays.  The buildings and toilets remain closed.

Currently the site is closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

To ensure that we are operating safely, we have been working behind the scenes for many weeks to put in place new cleaning regimes, produced risk assessments, socially distant signage at gates and created new ways of working for the team.

When you are on site please remember that your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods. Keep 2m apart and avoid our narrow paths. Here is the guidance about staying safe outside your home. It’s worth mentioning that we are an active cemetery and funerals may be taking place when you visit.

Despite this news, we are certainly not ‘out of the water’ and we are taking every day, very much, one step at a time. In recent years, Arnos Vale has grown stronger and stronger, with support from you all. Through your support we were able to be entrepreneurial and create 54 different income streams, all of which were put back directly into preserving and enhancing Arnos Vale. We are extremely proud of what has been achieved to keep this magical, special place alive. Unfortunately only 4 of these streams are currently operational. The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our income and there is no doubt that we will continue to feel the impact for months, if not years to come.

We’re going to need everyone’s help to ensure that when Arnos Vale fully reopens it does so with confidence and hope. Every donation – no matter how big or small – will help us to achieve this. If you can, please make a donation here.

For previous Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust statements on coronavirus (COVID-19) click here

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