The interment of a loved one is extremely emotional occasion and it is important that your individual needs are met. For this reason, a member of staff by appointment, will be pleased to meet you before any interment takes place, to ensure that the cemetery and section chosen is to your satisfaction.
Further information can be found on our Burials & Graves webpage.
The cremation of a human body is a highly emotional occasion. Our officials aim to create and maintain an atmosphere of reverence and respect throughout the entire proceedings.
There are seven cemeteries and two crematorium under the control of Dudley Council.
You should register the death in the registration district in which the death happened. If it is not convenient for you to visit the register office for the district, you can go to any other register office in England or Wales to make a “Declaration of the Particulars”.
If the death occurred within Dudley Borough, you can register at either Dudley Council Plus, Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Register Office.
Information on what to do following a bereavement is available from the online interactive Dudley Bereavement Guide.
We offer a Genealogy Research Service to locate a person that is buried within one of the boroughs cemeteries. The online facility provides both the burial location and grave number.
In addition further information on researching your family history is available from the Dudley Archives and Local History web pages, and an online archive of historic mapping and aerial photography is available.
Memorials are a lasting monument and tribute to a person's life, perhaps the final gift to someone dearly loved. It is therefore important to choose the monument carefully and Bereavement Services can provide advice on the options available to you.
A Civil Funeral Ceremony is, above all, a ceremony that reflects the wishes of the family and is focused on celebrating the life of the deceased.
It is both a dignified tribute and a highly personal memoir, created by a professional Celebrant in consultation with the family or executor.
Most people choose to entrust the organisation of a funeral to a professional Funeral Director to ensure that the remains of the deceased are disposed of with dignity and propriety.
When somebody close to you dies, it can be helpful to get advice and support with dealing your loss. You can seek practical help from the funeral directors involved, or from your family doctor.
If you need more guidance or support, though, there are agencies that can help.