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Following the cremation of the deceased, the cremated remains will be given as requested by the “applicant for cremation” to the applicant or the Funeral director.

No cremated remains will be scattered for at least 14 days after the cremation has taken place, which allows you time to consider the final resting place.

Gardens of Remembrance

There are two gardens of remembrance at Stourbridge Crematorium where cremated remains may be scattered. The “New” Garden is situated near to the memorial walls and the “Old” Garden is adjacent to the main drive. At Gornal Wood a seasonal garden of remembrance is provided, located to the rear of the main crematorium building. The gardens are intended as a place for everyone to sit and reflect or simply enjoy. We are unable to allow any disturbance to the ground or the introduction of private vases crosses and plants. Any floral tributes placed in the garden, will be relocated to the flower room.

General Considerations

Do you wish to witness the burial or scattering of the cremated remains? Do you wish to have a short religious service at the burial/scattering of the cremated remains? Do you need to have a specific place in which to visit and bring flowers in the future? I.e. a grave.

Considerations for final resting place

(Outside control of Dudley Council)

Cremated remains that are to be scattered in Crematorium gardens/grounds, or are to be buried/scattered in or around a grave, prior arrangement and permission must be obtained from the relevant cemetery, churchyard or Crematorium office and a “Certificate of Cremation” handed to the registrar/vicar.

It may be an offence to rest cremated remains in watercourses or on public land (without consent).

How can I apply?

You can apply by any of the following means:

  • Please complete the Authority for Disposal of Cremated Remains form, which is available at the bottom of this page.

  • You can send us a completed and signed application form together with a cheque for the correct amount or by bringing it to us at the office address below.

  • Contacting us in writing, telephone or email to request an application form.
  • General Contact Form

    Telephone: 01384 813970
    Opening Hours Gornal Wood Office:

    • Monday to Friday 09:00am to 4:30pm.
    • Please note offices are closed weekends and Bank Holidays.