Tombstone Cleaning and Regular Maintenance
The final resting place of our loved ones deserves to be well cared for and being maintained in a way that respects their memory. At the United Synagogue we want to help make sure that every grave is preserved in a dignified condition by providing our Burial Society Care Programme.
Although normal wear and tear of masonry isn’t covered (for example when weathering brings an inscription to the end of its life) belonging to a Care Programme will not only slow this process down, but will also provide you with regular inspections that will alert you to any work needed before costs escalate.
Any memorial in good condition can be added to the Care Programme. We will supply an estimate for any initial repairs (if required) to return the memorial to good condition.
Our care programme includes:
- Regular inspections ensuring time and nature have not damaged the memorial
- Twice yearly cleaning to remove dirt, algae and lichen that can stain and damage an untended stone
- Any memorial found to have subsidence will be rectified
Following each inspection, a photo can be provided on request. We currently provide this service for some 15,000 memorials, which are cleaned by a number of internal dedicated skilled Stone Masons.
A new estimate for cleaning or maintenance can be received by either clicking the button below, or calling the Cemeteries Maintenance Department on 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 much does it cost?
Annual costs are as follows:
Single memorial = £97.00
Double memorial = £138.00
Extended Care Programmes
These programmes allow a one off payment to cover the maintenance for a set number of years. The service provided is the same high level as all the Care Programmes. The benefit of this programme is that the length of care is calculated on the current annual rate and not subject to any increases in cost. If you would like to discuss booking a length of time that doesn’t appear here please call 020 8950 7767 (Option 2).
10 Year Care Programme
Single memorial = £970
Double memorial = £1,380
20 Year Care Programme
Single memorial = £1,940
Double memorial = £2,760
50 Year Jubilee Care Programme
Single memorial = £4,850
Double memorial = £6,900
Setting up a Direct Debit for Annual Maintenance
Many members take up this option when managing the estate of a loved one. It gives the assurance that a memorial is being inspected and cleaned on a regular basis without the worry and expense of annual invoices. For further information please contact the Cemeteries Maintenance Department:
Tel: 020 8950 7767 (Option 2).