Handsworth cemetery

Opening times
Cemetery grounds opening times
1 October to 31 March 8:30am to 4pm
1 April to 30 September 8:30am to 7pm

 With the exception of medical or Guide Dogs, dogs are not permitted in the cemetery.

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Handsworth cemetery office is currently closed.

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

We respectively request that any visitors to the cemetery/crematorium take appropriate precautions to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and refrain from attending if they are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for the virus.

Please be aware that disruptions to non-essential services may continue to occur whilst infection rates remain high.

Handsworth Cemetery
Handsworth cemetery
Oxhill Road
B21 8JT
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
  • 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 1 full body burial are available on a Free Church section.
  • 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.

There aren't any reserve graves available to purchase.

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