Cemetery opens at West Midlands crematorium

Cemetery opens at West Midlands crematorium

by Crematorium Editor Westerleigh News

The communities of South Birmingham, Bromsgrove and North Worcestershire now have the option for full burial at a new cemetery opened in Waseley Hills.


Waseley Hills Crematorium first opened in early 2022 with the cemetery opening at the same site at the start of this year.


Waseley Hills Cemetery & Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, one of the UK’s largest independent owner-operators of cemeteries and crematoria, with 40 sites across England, Scotland and Wales, all set within beautifully-landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.


When it opened two years ago Waseley Hills was heralded as one of the most environmentally-friendly crematoriums in the UK.


Manager Claire Montague said: “Since the opening of our crematorium, we have been honoured to serve hundreds of bereaved in our community. Offering the option for full burial gives us an opportunity to extend our exceptional care to even more families.


“Like all the Westerleigh Group sites, we are always looking to introduce additional ways for people to say farewell to, and remember, their loved ones in uniquely personal ways.


“Opening a cemetery in our grounds here enables families to select a grave position while providing the added choice of both a Lawn section, with standard headstones, and a Traditional section, which allows for a memorial with kerb sets surrounding the grave space.


“Within each of these areas, families can select either a standard grave position or a path-side grave.


“Our purpose-built chapel, which features a distinctive living green wildflower roof, provides a warm, friendly venue for a uniquely personal funeral, with access to our extensive music library and tribute screens.


“Graveside services are also available.”


Waseley Hills Cemetery & Crematorium enjoys uninterrupted views of the surrounding rolling hills, hedgerows, pastures and pockets of woodland, providing a picturesque, peaceful and special setting for services.


There is parking for 120 cars, with overflow areas available if required, and the contemporary chapel building can seat 105 guests, with significant additional standing room.


For more information about Waseley Hills Crematorium, and details of how to contact the team to arrange a tour of the grounds and chapel building, please visit: www.waseleyhillscrematorium.co.uk