Kentish Town Road London NW1 9QA

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him
who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment,
but has passed from death to life - John 5:24


How can I arrange a funeral?

Funeral services should be arranged through a funeral director, who will then contact us on your behalf. 

What will I need to bring?

At the committal ceremony at the cemetery, water and olive oil are poured over the coffin symbolising God’s forgiveness and mercy. Kollyva, boiled wheat symbolising the Resurrection, is also used. If you are unable to bring kollyva, this can be ordered through the church.

Some funeral agencies specialise in Greek Orthodox funerals, in which case they should supply everything required for the burial. 

Which language will be used at the service?

The service may be conducted in either Greek or English, or a mix of the two.


Orthodox Christians regard the body as an integral part of the human person and in the Nicene Creed confess their belief in its eventual resurrection. Due to this reverence for the body, the Church does not under normal circumstances permit the cremation of its departed members.


During weekdays, when parking restrictions apply, Camden Council supplies parking permits for up to 10 vehicles valid for the duration of the funeral service.

Acquiring a burial plot

Contact the Christian Orthodox Cemetery, Kensal Green for more information.