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Cemeteries in Solihull

COVID-19 update

Update on funerals and cemeteries 30 March

The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23 March that all social events must now be stopped, excluding funerals (which can only be attended by a maximum of six mourners, from the immediate family), in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus.

Cemetery grounds are now closed with immediate effect (30 March) – only the six mourners from the immediate family attending the funeral are permitted to visit the grave during the funeral. Waiting rooms, Book of Remembrance rooms and memorial rooms are also closed..

Memorial sales, memorial headstone permitting, buying graves in reserve, scatterings and cremated remains interments are all suspended until further notice.

We have 3 cemeteries in Solihull, all cemetery grounds are open every day of the year.

Opening times

Cemetery grounds are open:

  • 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

For office opening hours see How to contact us.

Cemeteries Grounds Maintenance

The wet weather conditions during the autumn and winter have caused some flooding in our cemeteries, particularly in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodlands Cemetery. We fully appreciate how distressing this is for our visitors and we sincerely apologise. We would also like to reassure you that we are working to find a solution.

Cemetery and Crematorium bookings

Bookings should be made through your funeral director.

Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium

Streetsbrook Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 3NL

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.

Woodlands Cemetery and Crematorium

Birmingham Road
Coleshill
North Warwickshire
B46 1DP

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 Cemetery

Widney Manor Road
Bentley Heath
B93 9AA

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.

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.

How to contact us

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 5.00pm
  • Tuesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday - 10.30am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Friday - 9.00am to 4.30pm

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