Our facilities

Our team at Clayton Wood natural burial ground are committed to providing you with a professional and personal service, and our facilities reflect this.

With extensive knowledge of the grounds, we are happy to show you around and talk through the options available to you.

Our facilities include the Oak Service Hall, restrooms and on-site car parking. We also have an Arrangement Room where relatives and loved ones can discuss options at Clayton Wood with our specialist team.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on site. Please help us look after our beautiful landscape and clean up after your dog.

The Oak Service Hall

Suitable for any faith or belief, the beautiful Oak Service Hall is available for both funeral and memorial services. Designed to complement its natural setting, the wood timbered building has floor to ceiling windows, offering panoramic views over the South Downs. With a calm and tranquil ambience, our focus on sustainability and nature extends to our service hall.

The Oak Service Hall can accommodate up to 60 people with ample parking facilities on site. During warmer weather, the bi-folding doors of the Oak Hall can be fully opened to give an open air element to your service.

If you wish to play music during the service, we can provide a CD player, iPod docking station or Bluetooth connection for mobile devices. Please check with the office regarding device compatibility.

Please also note that being situated within a National Park, with certain regulations, the Oak Service Hall has limited heating.


Service Hall Times

Oak Hall use only

Monday – Friday
Morning 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 11.30am
Afternoon 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 4.30pm

Saturday / Bank Holiday
Morning only 10.00am, 11.00am, 11.30am

With Full Burial following

Summer (April – Oct)

Monday – Friday
Morning 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 11.30am
Afternoon 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm

Saturday / Bank Holiday
Morning only 10.00am, 11.00am, 11.30am


Winter (Nov – Mar)

Monday – Friday
Morning 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am
Afternoon 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm

Saturday / Bank Holiday
Morning only 10.00am, 11.00am, 11.30am


Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday No Service Available

What our clients say...

  • My daughter and I were so impressed with the caring and efficient way the staff at Clayton Wood helped us to meet my late wife's wish for a natural burial. We wanted it to be a dignified but happy occasion - the celebration of a life - and by working with us in a most sympathetic and helpful manner they…
  • After the death of my 16 year old son arranging the funeral became my obsession. It had to be befitting for my ‘magnificent son’. Once the arrangements were made deciding where to inter his ashes became the next obsession. It had to be just right. Somewhere peaceful. Somewhere he would have liked. Somewhere where I would want to return. Several options were…
  • My wife and I often discussed the merits of cremation or burial and eventually decided on burial-but the idea of churchyards with their rows of tombstones did not appeal, and most of the ones we had seen were derelict and overgrown. We both decided we would like a woodland burial, where from the afterlife, we could commune with nature. Over…
  • Clayton Wood burial ground is such a peaceful and stunning place, it is a comfort to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the area each time we visit. The moment our family came to view Clayton Wood in our time of need, there was no question that this had to be the special place where our son was to…
  • From my first  visit to Clayton 'burial Ground' office, I was overwhelmed by the sensitivity and kindness shown to me by Teague and Karen. Without exception, my questions and requests were gently dealt with.  Having to cope on my own, they literally “held my hand” throughout the decisions and formalities, ensuring I understood all that was required. The grounds are well…
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