Handsworth cemetery

Handsworth cemetery
0121 464 0096
Oxhill Road
B21 8JT
Opening times

Office: The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (gates close at 4pm from December to February).

The office is closed on Christmas Day.

Cemetery: The cemetery grounds opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm (4pm from October to April)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 5pm (4pm in December and January)
  • Public Holidays: Saturday and Sunday hours. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the grounds are open from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
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.
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