Stourbridge Crematorium to close for refurbishment

Starting this August, Stourbridge Crematorium in South Road will undergo a major refurbishment. This, unfortunately, means the site will be closed for cremations and funeral services for a period of around four months up to December. However, we would like to reassure families that during this time we will provide…

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From funerals to fun: a Black Country game yow won’t be board of

At H. Porter & Sons, we take great pride in helping families come together to say meaningful goodbyes at a difficult time. But it’s also rewarding to be involved in something that brings people together for happier reasons – a good old fashioned board game. With that in mind, we’re…

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One of our own.

On Thursday 2nd July, H. Porter & Sons past and present gathered in a socially distanced way at Stourbridge Crematorium to pay their heartfelt respects to dear friend and former colleague Norman Page. Norman had worked full-time at H. Porter & Sons since the 1960s, up until his retirement in…

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Protecting the families in our care

For many weeks, coronavirus infection risks have meant that funeral directors have been unable to conduct face-to-face funeral arrangements or provide a limousine service. H. Porter & Sons is pleased to announce that both of these important aspects of funerals can now be offered again, thanks to the installation of…

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Mourner numbers increased at Dudley crematoria and cemeteries

We are now able to advise families of an increase in the number of mourners permitted at burial and cremation funeral services at Dudley Council’s crematoria and cemeteries in Stourbridge and Gornal Wood.  Stourbridge Crematorium  A maximum of 10 mourners are allowed into the chapel for cremation services, however, a further 15 mourners can stand…

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Update: current funeral arrangements in Stourbridge

The team at H Porter & Sons would like to reassure families that we are working our usual hours and are there 24/7 to support anyone in our community facing a bereavement – as we have always been. Although the first steps towards easing the lockdown are being taken, coronavirus…

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Funerals: how do we remember after coronavirus?

In this distressing period of restricted funeral services, the team at H. Porter & Sons has been thinking about how we can support families when social distancing rules are eased, in order to ensure loved ones have the send-off they deserve. We’ve developed this brochure which provides some options for…

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H. Porter & Sons’ latest coronavirus advice

The team at H. Porter & Sons would like to advise of a number of changes to funerals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In line with advice from the Government and our trade associations, we are following a range of guidelines aimed at keeping bereaved families and our…

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How coronavirus may affect funerals

As you will be aware, we are currently facing the threat of a coronavirus epidemic. As a responsible business, we are thinking of possible impacts on funerals already organised and those yet to be planned in the coming weeks and months. As you will be aware, we are currently facing…

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Providing reassurance to clients and partners with staff ID

As experienced funeral directors, we’re always extremely conscious of the vulnerable nature of many of our clients. We visit people when they are in their most distressed state. This could be to collect the body of a loved one or to make funeral arrangements after the person has been taken…

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If you experience bereavement this Christmas, help is at hand.

As we make our final preparations for Christmas, bereavement – thankfully – will be the last thing on our minds. Sadly, death is no respecter of the Festive tradition. If you experience the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one during the holidays, not knowing where to turn at a…

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Is there an alternative to burial and cremation?

When it comes to funerals most of us tend to think our journey out of this world will either be a cremation (about 78% for the UK) or burial (the remainder). This will continue to be the case for many years to come. With cremation, the deceased person inside their…

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