When should I arrange a Stone Setting?
We would normally suggest as soon as you get up from sitting shiva.

Who do I contact?
The Cemetery Maintenance Department. They can be reached by calling 020 8950 7767 (Option 2).

The Cemetery Maintenance Department is open Monday – Thursday 09:00-16:00, Friday 09:00-13:00, (Closed – Sunday & Bank Holidays).

How long should one wait to have the Stone Setting?
Some families are now setting the stone between six and eleven months. We would recommend between nine – eleven months.

What costs are involved?
As well as the price agreed with your chosen mason, there is a booking fee dependent on what day you decide on. Sundays are more expensive. As you can appreciate we carry out over 800 funerals a year and most people would prefer to have a stone setting on a Sunday. This is not always possible as there are only so many Sundays available to us; please carefully consider seeing if you can arrange it for midweek.

Please Note:
If a double stone is erected, on the death of the person for whom the second plot is reserved, there will be a charge made by the Burial Society to facilitate the necessary removal of the stone prior to the funeral taking place. If the monumental masons were to do this, delay to the funeral could result. The charge made by the Burial Society is the same as that of the monumental masons.

Click here for more information about our Memorial Maintenance Services

Please see below a list of Monumental Stone Masons permitted to work in United Synagogue Cemeteries.

HEWSTONE LTD – www.hewstone.uk
Production House, Unit 2 Danes Road
Romford, RM7 0HL
020 8050 1472 Email: info@hewstone.uk

BEST MEMORIALS – www.bestmemorials.co.uk
109 High Street
Edgware, HA8 7DB
020 8905 7275  Email: info@bestmemorials.co.uk

GARY GREEN MEMORIALS – www.garygreenmemorials.co.uk

Edgware Branch
41 Manor Park Crescent
Edgware, HA8 7LY
020 8381 1525  edgware@garygreenmemorials.co.uk

Clayhall / Ilford Branch 
14 Claybury Broadway, Clayhall, Ilford
020 8551 6866  Email: clayhall@garygreenmemorials.co.uk

A. ELFES LTD. (Incorporating B. Harris & Son) – www.memorialgroup.co.uk

Edgware Branch
130 High Street
Edgware, HA8 7EL
020 7754 4646  Email: edgware@memorialgroup.co.uk

Gants Hill / Ilford Branch 
12 Beehive Lane, Ilford
020 7754 4659  Email: gantshill@memorialgroup.co.uk

Aveley Branch
12 London Road, Aveley
RM15 4XS
020 7754 4735  Email: aveley@memorialgroup.co.uk



Note: The Burial Society cannot be regarded as giving any guarantee or warranty of the workmanship or materials of any of the monumental masons named, and in your own interests, you are advised to obtain alternative estimates.

If you would like to apply to become a United Synagogue monumental stone mason please call Mark Williams (Cemeteries Manager) on 020 8950 7767 (Option 2).

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