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Book of rememberance

Order a Book of Remembrance inscription

To place an order for an inscription in a Book of Remembrance complete and return a copy of our order form.

Inscriptions in each book of Remembrance can be a:

  • 2-line entry
  • 5- or 8-line entry, which you can also add a motif (symbol or icon) to. This option isn’t available at Kings Norton Cemetery.

You can pay for your inscription by:

  • cheque (payable to Birmingham City Council), when you return your completed form
  • credit/debit card over the phone – we will call you to arrange payment once we’ve received your form. (Please make sure that you provide a contact number on your application form.)

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash payments.

Books of Remembrance

An entry (inscription) in a Book of Remembrance is a simple and lasting memorial for people who have died.

Birmingham’s crematoria each have their own Book of Remembrance, as do Kings Norton Cemetery and Witton Cemetery (which also offers a baby Book of Remembrance). These are either on display in protective cabinets in a memorial room or, in the case of Kings Norton Cemetery, just outside the reception area.

Each book is bound in the finest leather, with gold features and the City’s coat of arms. Once a book is full it will be stored safely and always be available for reference at the crematorium or cemetery.

Every day, each book is opened to the page for that date, so that visitors may see the inscriptions on each anniversary date for many years to come.

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