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Handsworth cemetery | Birmingham City Council

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Handsworth cemetery

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
Name
Handsworth cemetery
Telephone
0121 464 0096
Email
handsworthcem@birmingham.gov.uk
Address
Oxhill Road
Handsworth
Birmingham
B21 8JT
Location
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.
Facilities
  • 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.