Services affected by Coronavirus
For the most up-to-date information regarding Wyre Forest Crematorium; managed by Dignity, and how services maybe affected during the Coronavirus pandemic please visit their website for further guidance.
However they have informed us of the following advice and guidance they are adhering to:
- the crematorium is restricting attendance to a maximum of 10 people.
- Officiants have been told not to shake hands with any members of the congregation.
Cemeteries and Wyre Forest Crematorium
Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery
This project is the result of a partnership between Wyre Forest District Council and Dignity and is managed by Dignity on our behalf.
Designed to meet the different needs of the bereaved, regardless of faith or belief, the chapel can be adapted to ensure that a fitting environment will be provided for any type of funeral.
The cemetery and crematorium is set in 23 acres of landscaped gardens and has full burial and crematoria facilities with a chapel of rest. The striking modern buildings are set in a tranquil green landscape with wild flowers and grasses, rockeries and a pond with a wooden bridge. Access to the buildings is through a tree-lined avenue.
Please note Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery can be found on the main road from Kidderminster to Stourport on Severn. If you are using a Satellite Navigation System please either use the road name Minster Road (A451) or postcode DY13 8AS
Wyre Forest Crematorium is off the southbound carriageway of the A451, Minster Road, a few hundred yards further on from the crossroads with Oldington Lane.
From the northbound carriageway, you will need to take the right hand filter lane at the traffic lights into Oldington Lane, before getting back on the southbound carriageway.
Information can be found here
Stourport on Severn
General Enquiries -01562 740850 (This is a 24 hour service)
Memorial Consultant - 01562 740849
More information on Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery on Dignity's website
We manage the cemetery in Kidderminster which is set in 16 acres, in a quiet location next to Brinton Park. The first recorded burials took place in 1865 in the non-conformist older part of the site. A chapel was built with a Palladium frontage and although no longer used, is a grade 2 listed building. The Cemetery was extended in the mid 1800s and a second chapel built in 1877.
The Cemetery supports a range of wildlife with several hundred mature trees including copper beech, oak, corsican pine and English elm plus a variety of other flora.
The grounds are open to the public from 8am.
The cemetery grounds close in the evening at the times listed below:
March and October 6pm
April and September 7pm
Dogs are permitted on a lead, for more information visit our dog control PSPO page.
The Cemetery Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 10am
Kidderminster Cemetery Office
Green Street Depot
Tel : 01562 732994
Email: Customer Services
Records tracing back to 1865 are held and members of the public are welcome to visit with any queries.
Cemetery Fees and Charges
Access to Cemetery
Vehicular access is off Park Lane, with other public gateways from Holman Street, Castle Road and Woodfield Crescent. The cemetery office is now located at The Depot, Green Street, Kidderminster.
Do you own a family grave or headstone in Kidderminster Cemetery?
Please take a few moments to read about memorial safety checks, it is aimed to help you understand why it is necessary for us to carry out safety inspections on family memorials to ensure a safe environment in our cemetery to visitors and staff.