- Covid-19 (coronavirus) update
Due to COVID-19, visitors to cemeteries are reminded that they will still need to practice social distancing in-line with government guidelines.
There is no restriction on the number of mourners at outdoor funerals. This does not apply to memorial services and burial/scatterings of cremated remains. There is a limit of 50 people in the cemetery chapel due to social distancing measures.
There is a one way system in place.
Mourners that are self-isolating may attend funerals but must maintain 2 metres social distance.
Current opening hours Days Hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 7pm Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am to 7pm
- Handsworth cemetery
- 0121 464 0096
- General information
Handsworth cemetery is located in Handsworth, Birmingham.
The cemetery has a Grade I listed chapel that was designed and built in 1909 by architect J. Bidlake. The chapel can hold up to 150 mourners.
- CDs, tapes and an organ (this doesn’t include an organist) can be played in the chapel
- An extended burial service is available
- Burials can be accommodated at short notice
- Grave tending and flower services
- Memorial options
- Sundial plaques
- Temporary grave markers
- Wooden memorial benches
Find out more about buying grave markers and memorials.
- Available graves
- Adult graves for up to 2 full body burials are available in all the consecrated, Free Church, Roman Catholic and Muslim areas.
- Children’s graves are available in the Free Church and Muslim areas.
- Public burials in unmarked graves, where a plot hasn’t already been bought, are available in the Free Church or Muslim sections for both adults and children.
- Brick graves are available in the Free Church section for adults.
- Concrete chamber burials, where the coffin is sealed within the chamber without coming into contact with any soil, are available for both children and adults in the Muslim areas.