Cemeteries in Solihull

COVID-19 update

Update on funerals and cemeteries

Reviewed 19th July 2021

Now the government has eased restrictions around Covid-19, the council is keeping the arrangements for funerals and cemeteries under review.
The ongoing challenge is to balance the importance of enabling people to pay their respects to friends and family, whilst maintaining a safe environment for mourners and employees.

Here are the current arrangements:

Visits to cemeteries

Robin Hood, Widney Manor and Woodlands Cemeteries opening times are:

  • November to January - 9.00am to 4.15pm
  • February, March and October - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • April to September - 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays open at 10.00am and close at the same times as above.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - 10.00am to 2.30pm

Attendance at funerals - burials

Attendance at a graveside is unlimited but we do ask that mourners continue to wear face coverings.

NB: if there is a preceding service at an onsite chapel, the same conditions below apply.

Attendance at funerals - cremations

We respectfully ask that no more than 30 mourners attend a chapel service however if this is not possible a list of the mourners attending will need to be submitted via the Funeral Director for track and trace purposes.

Face coverings are still required.

Charges for live web casting have now been reintroduced and singing, musicians and pipers will be allowed, there will however be no hymn books available for use.

We will still only allow up to two mourners to witness the cremator being charged.

Scatterings and cremated remains interments can be booked through your funeral director.

Memorial headstone permits are being processed and stonemasons should email these to robinhoodcemetery@solihull.gov.uk We are sorry but we are unable to accept postal applications at this time.

We have three cemeteries in Solihull.

Attendance at funerals for burials

Attendance at a graveside is unlimited but we do ask that mourners continue to wear face coverings.

NB: if there is a preceding service at an onsite chapel, the same conditions below apply.

Attendance at funerals for cremations

We respectfully ask that no more than 30 mourners attend a chapel service however if this is not possible a list of the mourners attending will need to be submitted via the Funeral Director for track and trace purposes.

Face coverings are still required.

Charges for live web casting have now been reintroduced and singing, musicians and pipers will be allowed, there will however be no hymn books available for use.

We will still only allow up to two mourners to witness the cremator being charged.

Scatterings and cremated remains interments can be booked through your funeral director.

The Book of Remembrance Room and waiting rooms will remain closed.

Memorial headstone permits are being processed and stonemasons should email these to robinhoodcemetery@solihull.gov.uk We are sorry but we are unable to accept postal applications at this time.

Cemetery and Crematorium bookings

Bookings should be made through your funeral director.

Dedicated memorials

We have memorials commissioned by Solihull SANDS at all of our cemeteries dedicated to babies who have died around the time of their birth.

At Woodlands Cemetery we have memorials dedicated to children and to members of the armed forces commissioned by The Friends of Woodlands Cemetery.

Streetsbrook Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 3NL

Visiting the cemetery:

  • November to January: open from 9.00am - 4.15pm
  • February, March and October: open from 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • April to September: open from 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: open from 10.00am and close at the same times as above.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: open from 10.00am - 2.30pm

Please ensure that you follow both national and local Covid-19 laws and guidance.

About the cemetery

Opened in 1917, the cemetery covers an area of 45 acres, a Cemetery Chapel was constructed in 1931, the extensive grounds consist of ancient woodland, with traditional graves, lawn graves, cremated remains graves, remembrance gardens set aside for the scattering of cremated remains and specialised memorial areas where a wide range of memorials are available.

The Crematorium was opened in 1958 and the chapel was modified and extended in 2017. The chapel can accommodate up to 80 people seated and 120 people standing.

Music is supplied by Wesley Media. There is an organ available for use, but there is not an onsite organist. Standard chapel services are for 30 minutes, extra time in the chapel can be arranged.

Birmingham Road
Coleshill
North Warwickshire
B46 1DP

Visiting the cemetery:

  • November to January: open from 9.00am - 4.15pm
  • February, March and October: open from 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • April to September: open from 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: open from 10.00am and close at the same times as above.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: open from 10.00am - 2.30pm

Please ensure that you follow both national and local Covid-19 laws and guidance.

About the cemetery

Opened in 1984 the grounds consist of lawn graves, children’s graves, cremated remains graves and remembrance gardens set aside for the scattering of cremated remains. The cemetery has an extensive woodland area containing an ancient decoy pool.

In 2000 the existing cemetery chapel was modified and extended to make provision for the Crematorium. The style and architecture was carefully planned to match the existing building and is sympathetic to its rural location. The chapel can accommodate up to 60 people seated and 60 people standing.

Music is supplied by Wesley Media. There is an organ available for use, but there is not an onsite organist. Standard chapel services are for 30 minutes, extra time in the chapel can be arranged.

Widney Manor Road
Bentley Heath
B93 9AA

Visiting the cemetery:

  • November to January: open from 9.00am - 4.15pm
  • February, March and October: open from 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • April to September: open from 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: open from 10.00am and close at the same times as above.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: open from 10.00am - 2.30pm

Please ensure that you follow both national and local Covid-19 laws and guidance.

About the cemetery

Opened in 1992 and situated in a rural setting. The cemetery consists of traditional graves, lawn graves, Muslim graves for Solihull residents, Greek Orthodox graves, Coptic Christian graves, children’s graves, cremated remains graves and a remembrance garden set aside for the scattering of cremated remains.

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All bookings should be made through your funeral director

All enquiries about the maintenance of the cemetery grounds can be be made to Solihull Connect

All other enquiries can be made to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Office.

Cemeteries and Crematoria Office Central Depot Moat Lane Solihull B91 2LW

Office hours are:

  • Monday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Wednesday - 10.30am to 4.00pm
  • Thursday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm