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The City of Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay,” not only for its vital location, but also for its accepting and caring environment. The same holds true for Sorensen Chapel. Conveniently located in central Hayward, Sorensen Chapel is among the finest and largest funeral homes in our community. Established in 1910, the Sorenson Bros. Mortuary was the oldest family owned and operated business in Hayward, California. Four generations of the Sorensen family have been active in caring for the surrounding communities in their time of need.

In July of 2007, the Diocese of Oakland Catholic Cemeteries assumed responsibility for the Sorensen Family business and wishes to continue the Sorensen motto of Care, Compassion, and Trust to families and their loved ones. With a deep-rooted history, the Oakland Dioceses’ are committed to carrying on the long established and proud tradition of the Sorensen Family.

Services and Features

Sorensen Chapel offer a large variety of options for traditional ground burial, cremation niche, mausoleum crypts, and family estates. Sorensen Chapel provides funeral and cremation services to the community, becoming a complete resource for your cemetery and funeral needs. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, our Family Service Counselors and Funeral staff are available to offer support and guidance to our families.

Sorensen Chapel also offer various programs and events for our faith community. When you purchase cemetery property at Sorensen Chapel you are contributing to the Legacy of Faith program, and may be eligible for a tax deduction based on the value of the property you select. Special events are hosted on Mother’s Day, All Soul’s Day, and other days throughout the year to join together as a community and celebrate the lives that have gone before us.