Direct Cremation in Birmingham

How to Arrange a Direct Cremation Funeral in Birmingham

How Much is a Direct Cremation in Birmingham?

The average cost of arranging an unattended, direct cremation funeral in Birmingham is £1,329. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

This fee should include:

  • Bringing the deceased into the care of the funeral provider
  • Preparation of the deceased for the cremation
  • A simple coffin
  • All cremation and crematoria fees
  • Scattering or collection of the ashes, plus many providers will deliver the ashes to you for free.

Cheapest Simple Cremation in Birmingham

The cheapest cremation service in Birmingham costs £995, and it is a direct cremation service with W H Scott & Son(part of Dignity Funerals).

Who Offers Direct Cremation in Birmingham?

You have two options when it comes to arranging a direct cremation in Birmingham:

1. A local funeral director who will offer a direct cremation for you

2. A nationwide company that specialises in direct cremation. You can read more about direct cremation service providers here

A Selection of Local Funeral Directors Offering Direct Cremation in Birmingham

*Part of Central England Co-op.
**Part of Dignity plc.

Nationwide Companies Offering Direct Cremation

Where Can I Find a Crematorium Near Birmingham?

Here is a selection of crematoria in the Birmingham area together with their fees for a weekday, unattended direct cremation fee:

Birmingham Crematorium, Perry Barr

0121 344 7880
Enquire for Opening Times

Yardley Crematorium, South Yardley

0121 216 2000
Open: 9am-1pm, Tue-Thu

Lodge Hill Crematorium, Selly Oak

0121 675 7970
Open: Enquire for Opening Times

Sandwell Valley Crematorium, West Bromwich

0121 569 6700
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Wed
10am-4:30pm, Thu
9am-4pm, Fri
9am-12:30pm, Sat

Robin Hood Crematorium, Shirley

0121 709 7009
Open: 9am-4pm, Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri
10:30am-4pm, Wed

Rowley Regis Crematorium, Rowley Regis

0121 569 6700
Enquire for Opening Times

Streetly Crematorium, Aldridge

0300 555 2848
Open: 9:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, Sutton Coldfield

0121 216 2000
Enquire for Opening Times

Woodlands Crematorium, Coleshill

0121 709 7009
Open: 9am-4pm, Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri
10:30am-4pm, Wed

Redditch Crematorium, Redditch

01527 587006
Open: 9am-4:15pm, Mon-Thu
9am-3:30pm, Fri

Lichfield & District Crematorium, Fradley

01283 791564
Enquire for Opening Times

Stourbridge Crematorium, Stourbridge

01384 813985
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

Wyre Forest Crematorium, Stourport

01562 740850
Enquire for Opening Times

Canley Crematorium, Coventry

02476 785486
Enquire for Opening Times

Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton

02476 354425
Enquire for Opening Times

Bushbury Crematorium, Wolverhampton

01902 556070
Open: 8:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

What Do I Need to Do if Someone Has Died in Birmingham?

If a person has died in Birmingham and you wish to arrange for them a direct cremation funeral, there are two things that you need to do:

    How to Register a Death in Birmingham

    You must register the death within five days at your local register office. You may also start the process here.

    To complete the registration, the registrar will need to receive a medical certificate.

    If the deceased has died while in hospital then the bereavement team should send the medical certificate directly to the registrar.

    If, however, the deceased has passed away at home, then you will need to arrange for the visit of a doctor to carry out this service for you.

    Death Certificate & Certification of Cremation

    Once you have registered the death you should be issued with:

    • A Death Certificate (‘form BD8’); and
    • A Certificate for Burial or Cremation (‘the green form’).

    Please note that if the deceased is in the care of a local hospital or public mortuary, these steps must normally be completed before they will agree to release the body to your nominated funeral provider.

    The exception to this process is if the death has been referred to a coroner. In this case, the coroner will take the deceased into their care before completing an investigation to establish the cause of death. The coroner may issue you with an interim death certificate to begin the process of arranging the deceased’s affairs. Once the coroner has completed their investigation they will issue you with the full paperwork.

    In all cases, you should not finalise funeral arrangements until the legal processes are complete.

    Registry Offices near Birmingham

    Birmingham Register Office

    Holliday Street
    B1 1TJ
    0121 675 1000
    Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

    Coroners in Birmingham

    Birmingham and Solihull Coroner Service

    Steelhouse Lane
    B4 6BJ
    0121 303 3228
    Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

    Please note that if the death has been referred to the local coroner, then you will need to wait for this process to be completed before finalising funeral arrangements for the deceased. For further information, please click the following buttons:

    The Coroners’ Courts Support Service Helpline (England and Wales)

    0300 111 2141
    Monday- Friday, 9am-7pm
    Saturday, 9am-2pm

    Major Hospitals near Birmingham

    Birmingham Children’s Hospital

    Steelhouse Lane
    B4 6NH
    0121 333 9999

    Birmingham City Hospital

    Dudley Road
    West Midlands
    B18 7QH
    0121 554 3801

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Mindelsohn Way
    B15 2WB
    0121 371 2000

    Heartlands Hospital

    Bordesley Green East
    West Midlands
    B9 5SS
    0121 424 2000

    Sandwell District General Hospital

    West Bromwich
    West Midlands
    B71 4HJ
    0121 553 1831

    Solihull Hospital

    Lode Lane
    West Midlands
    B91 2JL
    0121 424 2000

    Good Hope Hospital

    Rectory Road
    Sutton Coldfield
    West Midlands
    B75 7RR
    0121 424 2000

    Walsall Manor Hospital

    Moat Road
    WS2 9PS
    01922 721172

    How Do I Arrange a Direct Cremation in Birmingham?

    To arrange a direct cremation funeral in Birmingham, select a local funeral director or a nationwide direct cremation provider to start the arrangements for you.

    To help you with your choice, we have reviewed all of the nationwide direct cremation funeral providers.

    All of our direct cremation service reviews have been carried out by an independent writer/researcher who has experience of working in the funeral sector.

    Each service is scored across five different sectors; price, inclusivity, flexibility, locality & customer satisfaction.
    Each of these is broken down below to give some clarity into how we scored each service.

    Direct Cremation in Birmingham: Frequently Asked Questions

    We have answered the most common questions below, but feel free to read our in-depth Direct Cremation fact sheet for more information.

    How Much is a Direct Cremation in Birmingham?

    The average cost of a direct cremation funeral in Birmingham is £1,329. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

    Where Can I Find a Funeral Director in Birmingham?

    We have selected five, local funeral directors in Birmingham who offer direct cremation funerals.

    Do I Have to Use a Funeral Provider?

    There is no obligation for you to engage the services of a funeral provider. You must, however, arrange for the disposal of the body, usually through either a burial or a cremation.

    Check out our helpful guide to organising a funeral without the assistance of a funeral director. For the price of a direct cremation, choose from our selection of crematoria in Birmingham.

    Where can I Scatter Ashes in Birmingham?

    Here are some public places in or near Birmingham where you may be able to scatter ashes:
    – A local cemetery such as Yardley Cemetery.
    – A local park, like Lickey Hills Country Park or Manor Farm Park
    – In the nearby Staffordshire, Warwickshire or Worcestershire countryside.
    – RSPB Sandwell Valley Lake

    If scattering on public land or private land you do not own, you will need to seek permission from the landowner first.
    Please read our guide if you wish to scatter ashes in the sea or river.

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