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 alternative options for cremation service venues, including Wyre Forest and Gornal Wood, and will be looking at ways to support people to pay their respects to loved ones through memorial and funeral services in Stourbridge.

Indeed, we know how important ‘sense of place’ is to funerals. And with that in mind, we have made arrangements for Covid-safe funeral services for up to 30 people to take place in The Lounge, our onsite, fully-catered function room in South Road, Stourbridge.

A tranquil and tasteful venue, The Lounge is ideally suited to funeral and memorial services. We have developed this special guidance to ensure families can use the facility in a safe way.

The project to upgrade Stourbridge Crematorium, which closes on the afternoon of Friday, July 31, includes the installation of new cremators that will allow for larger coffin sizes, as well as increased seating capacity in the chapel and an upgraded music system. The refurbishment is extremely welcome and we are sure it will benefit people in Stourbridge for many years once complete.

Please note that the work does not affect burials, which can continue during the refurbishment period.

If you have any questions about this project or funeral options in the coming months, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01384 395048.

The Lounge at H. Porter & Sons can safely accommodate up to 30 people, in line with the latest Government guidance.