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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.

About Bereavement Services

Find out more about the Dudley Bereavement Services.

Cremation

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.

The two crematorium in the borough are at Gornal Wood and Stourbridge.

Cemeteries & Crematoria within the Borough

There are seven cemeteries and two crematorium under the control of Dudley Council.

Cemeteries and Crematoria within the Borough

Registering a Death

You must register the death within 5 days 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.

Advice, support and comfort for the bereaved

When someone close to you dies it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Although Grief is hard to cope with it is a natural response to the death of someone who you were close to and over time most people are able to manage their grief with the help and support of their family and friends. Please see the leaflet Looking after yourself when you are grieving for help to manage your grief as well as you can. You might also seek practical help from the funeral director, or ask to speak to the celebrant or to a faith group leader for further support.
For more help available locally, by phone or by website see the leaflet Dudley self- help information and resources
There may be a minority of people who require further support. If you feel this is needed please discuss with your GP.

The Black Country Coroner Service

Find details of the Black Country Coroner Service.

Bereavement Guide

Information on what to do following a bereavement is available from the online interactive Dudley Bereavement Guide.

Burials and Graves

Find out more about burials and graves.

Memorials

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.

Civil Funerals

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.

Funeral Directors

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.

Family History & Genealogy Research Service

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.