Arranging a Stone Setting

 
Arranging a Stone Setting

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 and selecting option 2.

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 you have a double stone erected, when the second death occurs there will be a charge for breaking away the stone as this has to be done very quickly and we cannot wait for the stone masons to do this. We charge the same as the stone mason would charge the family.

Please remember to speak to our Cemetery Maintenance Department about the maintenance of the stone.

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

A. ELFES LTD. (Incorporating B. Harris & Son)

17 Osborne Street 
London 
E1 6TD
Tel: 0870 225 9343 
Fax: 020 7375 0526

A. ELFES LTD. (Incorporating B. Harris & Son) 
130 High Street
Edgware 
HA8 7EL
Tel: 020 8952 0708
Fax: 020 8952 1004

A. ELFES LTD. (Incorporating B. Harris & Son)
12 Beehive Lane
Ilford
Essex 
IG1 3RD
Tel: 020 8518 3702
Fax: 020 8518 3689

GARY GREEN MEMORIALS 
14 Claybury Broadway
Clayhall
Ilford 
Essex 
IG5 0LQ
Tel: 020 8551 6866
Fax: 020 8503 9889

GARY GREEN MEMORIALS 
41 Manor Park Crescent
Edgware 
Middx 
HA8 6LY
Tel: 020 8381 1525
Fax: 020 8381 1535

HEWSTONE LTD
Production House
Danes Road
Romford
RM7 0HL
Tel: 
020 8050 1474 

MEMORIAL MASTERS 
The Handel Smithy
105 High Street
Edgware 
HA8 7DB
Tel: 020 8905 7275
Fax: 020 8905 7197

MEMORIAL MASTERS 
Rawreth Industrial Estate
Rawreth Lane
Rayleigh 
Essex 
SS6 9RL
Tel: 01268 782 757
Fax: 01268 782 990

Note: The Burial Society cannot be regarded as giving any guarantee for warranty of the workmanship or materials of any of the monumental stone masons named and in your own interests you are advised to obtain alternative estimates. The above named are all members of the National Association of Monumental Stone Masons.

If you would like to apply to become a United Synagogue monumental stone mason please call Mark Williams on 020 8950 7767.