Crematorium Chapel

The Crematorium Chapel is an alternative to the traditional church or funeral home setting. Located in the beautiful grounds of Glenmorus Memorial Gardens, it looks out on to the serene native bush of the surrounding hills.

The chapel has seating for 120 people, standing room for a further 30  people inside and space for another 50 in the covered outside area.

Facilities include:

  • a sound system (including CD player and iPod port) for background music  
  • a laptop for PowerPoint or video tributes  
  • an organ (please make prior arrangements for an organist)  
  • recording of services onto DVD (please request this service in advance)  
  • a kiosk outside the chapel with self-serve hot drinks

interior image of the chapel

Frequently asked questions

When will the cremation happen? 

After a service in the Crematorium Chapel, we carefully move the coffin to the committal area of the crematorium after the family has left the chapel.

If the funeral service is held elsewhere, the funeral directors will bring the coffin into our care without the family present.

The cremation usually takes place soon after the coffin arrives into the committal area and generally on the same day as the service. Sometimes, particularly if the service is held in the late afternoon, the cremation can take place early the next morning, with the coffin remaining safely  in refrigeration overnight. Under NSW law the cremation must occur within 48 hours of arrival into our care.

How do you identify the ashes?

When we move the coffin into the committal area we check the nameplate against identity documentation. We then keep the nameplate with the cremated remains until the final identification label is placed on the urn.

Are coffins recycled after cremations?

No. Coffins are always placed in the cremator.

Do you cremate more than one person at a time?

No. The cremator only allows one coffin/casket at a time.

Why do people choose cremation?

Everyone chooses cremation for his or her own personal reason. For many, it is a choice that reflects philosophical, religious or cultural beliefs.