Maidstone Cemetery

Opening times

Cemetery opening times
April to September 9am to 8pm
October 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays)
November to January 9am to 4pm
February to March 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays)


Sutton Road
ME15 9AF


Car Parks

We have two car parks at the cemetery:

  • The Sutton Road car park by the main entrance
  • The Mangravet Avenue car park by the Mangravet Avenue pedestrian entrance

Disabled Parking

We have two designated disabled bays. These are in the Sutton Road car park by the main entrance.

Driving around the Cemetery

Visitors using the Sutton Road entrance may drive into the grounds of the cemetery when attending services or visiting graves but you must stick to the roads at all times.

Contact details

Phone: 01622 602656
Email: Bereavement Services Team



Funerals take place Monday – Friday between 10am and 2.30pm.

See our Maidstone Cemetery Prices page to find out the various costs with burials and cremations and details on how to pay.



Should you wish to make a grave selection, an appointment may be arranged by contacting the Bereavement Services Team on 01622 602656 or by emailing the Cemetery office.

Maidstone residents have priority over non-residents you can find out more on our residents webpage.

Grave selection depends on availability and personal choice. There are three options:

  • Lawn graves, for people wanting just a headstone memorial
  • General graves, for people wanting larger memorials
  • Cremated remains plots, for people wanting to put ashes in a grave and have a memorial on the plot. This option is not available at Vinters Park Crematorium.

American or metal coffins

We are taking steps to preserve grave space and reduce our environmental impact in the cemetery. As of 14 July 2022 we will no longer bury American or metal coffins. We also do not allow vaults or the bricking out of graves.

The reasons that this decision has been taken is not only environmental as American and metal caskets do not break down, but it is also to preserve space. Vaults are also not allowed for this reason.

In order for an American casket to be buried, two grave spaces need to be purchased and only two caskets can be buried in that space (9ft and 5ft). With normal sized coffins we can bury up to six people in two graves, which means we are losing four grave spaces by allowing the caskets to be used.

We will honour those graves already purchased.