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Glyntaff Crematorium was opened in 1924, the sixteenth to open in Great Britain, but, for almost thirty years, the only crematorium serving the whole of Wales.

There are two chapels, both of traditional design, and these, together with the beauty of the gardens, add to the dignity and peacefulness of the crematorium.

Please note: Face coverings must be worn at Glyntaff and Llwydcoed crematoria.  Welsh Government advise those who are unable to wear a face covering to download and exemption card

Live streaming of services at Crematoria.

Crematoria at both Glyntaff and Llwydcoed, have a system available which allows the live streaming of services, so these can be viewed by family or friends who are unable to attend the Crematorium.  The service can be viewed as it happens.  Following the Welsh Government guidelines, 120 attendees will now be allowed to attend services at the Crematoriums. Both Chapels will be utilised at Glyntaff to allow for social distancing. There a currently no restrictions on attending burials in RCT Cemeteries. 

This streaming service can be arranged via your appointed Funeral Director, who will have been given access to the Crematoria systems.

If you wish to utilise this service, please discuss this with your appointed Funeral Director or contact Bereavement Services 01443 402810 (Glyntaff Crematorium) or 01685 874115 (Llwydcoed Crematorium.) Information and guidance on this service can also be requested via email on or

When can cremations take place?

Cremations can take place Monday to Friday, every forty-five minutes between 9.00 a.m. and 3.45 p.m. A cremation service can last for a maximum of twenty minutes, which then allows time for the mourners of the service to leave the crematorium before the mourners for the next service start to arrive. However extra time can be booked for an additional fee if required. 

All religious and non-religious requirements can be met by the Crematorium. If you have any special requests please make arrangements when booking the service.

At all times cremated remains are given respect. Each cremation is separately carried out promptly following the cremation service and in accordance with the Code of Cremation Practice of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities.

What happens after the cremation?

Following the cremation, the remains may be dealt with according to choice in any of the following ways:

  • scattering on the Old Gardens Lawns which are situated behind the Columbarium
  • scattering on the New Memorial Garden Lawns which are situated around the Book of Remembrance Chapel
  • loosely deposited at an existing or new Rose Bush
  • interred in the Columbarium
  • interred in a family plot or grave
  • interred in a new cremation plot

Remains may also be collected from the Crematorium for interment at another Cemetery or to be scattered elsewhere according to personal choice.

Cremation staff will carry out your wishes promptly and with dignity. Arrangements may also be made to attend while the remains are being laid to rest at no extra cost. Staff will also be happy to accommodate bereaved families wishes and special arrangements with regard to a service. For example families may wish to organise their own Minister or Officiant.

Contact Details

  • Glyntaff Crematorium
  • Glyntaff Cemetery
  • Ty Rhiw Cemetery 
  • Llanharan Cemetery
  • Cefn Y Parc Cemetery 
  • Trealaw Cemetery 
  • Treorchy Cemetery
  • Ferndale Cemetery 
  • Penrhys Cemetery

For the above cemeteries please contact:

Cemetery Road



CF37 4BE

Tel: 01443 402810
Fax: 01443 406052
  • Aberdare Cemetery 
  • Maesyarian Cemetery 
  • Abercynon Cemetery 
  • Aberffrwd Cemetery 
  • Brynygaer Cemetery 
  • Ynysybwl Cemetery

For the above cemeteries please contact:

Llwydcoed Crematorium


Tel: 01685 881891
Fax: 01685 885212