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The Thomas Robinson Building offers the perfect location for such a ceremony. It is a former chapel building that has been lovingly restored and is now home to Stourbridge Registration Office. The building is available to be booked for life celebrations on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each ceremony, led by a professional and experienced celebrant, is written individually for your family. It gives a focus for family and friends to gather together to remember your family member who has sadly passed away. A life celebration remembers the good times and happy memories rather than dwelling on their passing.

Your Ceremony Options

The tastefully refurbished Wollescote Suite can accommodate up to 58 guests in a relaxed and calm environment. To cater for more intimate or larger services, we offer A5 size Order of Ceremony booklets in quantities of either 20 or 40. You can also order a commemorative copy of each of the readings in an A4 size navy presentation folder.

You may choose for your guests to contribute to a lasting reminder of the Life Celebration in the form of a memorial frame, tree or guestbook. You can then take this home as a focal point for remembrance or quiet reflection. Many such ideas can be found online.

You can further enhance the service with a sand ceremony, giving the wider family or close friends the opportunity to participate.

If you choose to bring a photo it can be positioned on the desk as a focal point, alongside an optional floral table arrangement, which you can then take home, or place at your loved one’s resting place. 

Your celebrant will be happy to talk through all of your options with you, to create the most fitting and appropriate Life Celebration ceremony.

  • Thomas Robinson Building from sunken garden
  • Wollescote Suite, Thomas Robinson Building
  • table flowers
  • Table flowers

Sand ceremonies

A sand ceremony is a unique way of personalising your ceremony.

A sand ceremony can be part of the life celebration and will follow the period of reflection. We offer a choice of three ceremony options and the cost includes sparkling coloured sand, in shades as muted or as bright as you prefer, as well as the unique personalised sand ceremony frame into which you will blend your sands.

During the ceremony, guided by the celebrant, you and your chosen guests will each pour sand into the frame. This creates a unique and personal keepsake that symbolises your loved one’s life and their ongoing influence within the family as the sands move and resettle over time.

The sand ceremony is an ideal way to involve children in the life celebration ceremony - you can even choose brighter rainbow shades of sand as a reminder that the darkest times create the brightest rainbows – a symbol of hope for the future. 

Each ceremony option can be modified to suit your family, so although we have suggested who they may be suited for, please select the one which feels right for you.

The fee for a sand ceremony, which includes the cost of a personalised hand-made oak frame, is £95.