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Handsworth cemetery | Birmingham City Council

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 a one way system in place.

Current opening hours
Days Hours
Weekdays excluding Wednesday 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Opening hours for Eid, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May
Days Hours
Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 7:30pm
Handsworth Cemetery
Handsworth cemetery
0121 464 0096
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
  • 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.