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Yardley cemetery and crematorium | Birmingham City Council

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Yardley cemetery and crematorium

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

Due to COVID-19, visitors to cemeteries and crematoria are reminded that they will still need to practice social distancing in-line with government guidelines.

Face masks should be worn where the number of mourners exceeds 50 people in the crematorium chapel due to social distancing measures. There is no restriction on the number of mourners at outdoor funerals.

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
Yardley Cemetery
Name
Yardley cemetery and crematorium
Telephone
0121 675 8825
Email
yardleycem&crem@birmingham.gov.uk
Address
Yardley Road
South Yardley
Birmingham
B25 8NA
Location
General information
Opened in 1883, Yardley cemetery covers around 64 acres. The Council developed one of its chapels and turned it into the crematorium, which opened in 1952.

The cemetery and crematorium are easy to get to from the main drives.
Facilities
  • 45 minute services
  • A chapel that can hold up to 166 seated mourners
  • A waiting room and vestry
  • Toilet facilities (including disabled facilities)
  • An induction loop system and braille hymn books in the chapel
  • An organist is available, and CDs or tapes may also be played.
  • Plenty of parking
  • Gardens of Remembrance, for the scattering of ashes
  • Memorial Rose Garden (ashes can’t be scattered in this area)
  • Wesley music system
Memorial options
  • Barbican
  • Book of Remembrance
    Please note - the book room is closed on weekends. An electronic Book of Remembrance system has recently been installed at all our crematoria allowing you to view all entries.
  • Boutonniere plaques
  • Granite memorial benches
  • Memorial kerbs
  • Memorial wall plaques
  • Mini graves (ashes)
  • Panorama vault
  • Posy vase
  • Rose garden kerb/block
  • Sanctum vaults - straight
  • Sundial plaque
  • Temporary grave markers
  • Woodlands boulder
  • Woodlands mushroom

Find out more about buying grave markers and memorials.

Available graves

Yardley cemetery has no land for new full graves. Full interments, burials or scattering of cremated remains continue to take place in private family graves.

Graves for cremated remains are still available to purchase for the burial of up to two sets of remains.