Oscott Cemetery has provided burial space for Catholics of the Archdiocese of Birmingham since 1939, and continues to offer this today. While plots cannot be reserved, new burial and cremation plots are available.
The following arrangements apply until restrictions on travel and gatherings are lifted:
Mon – Fri, the Cemetery is only open for funerals
Sat – Sun, it is open for visitors from 9am – 4pm.
Burials are available between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
The Cemetery Office is based at St Mary’s College, Oscott, and is open Monday-Friday, 10.00am-2.00pm. The Cemetery Administrator is Alison Hutcheson, and can be contacted with the following details:
Hawthorn Brook Way
Please note that all corespondence for the cemetery should be sent to:
Right of Burial
Extending the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial
If you are aware that your deed has reached the term of 75 years, you can apply to extend the lease to 100 years.
Application for this extension should be made in writing to the Cemetery Office. You should include your original Deed and a new one will be issued.
There is a cost for the lease extension (by 25 years), currently the third of a cost of a new plot.
For further clarification please contact the Cemetery Office.
Blessing of Graves
Family and friends of those who are buried at Oscott Cemetery are warmly invited each November to a Service of the Blessing of Graves, a commemoration of all the faithful departed buried in our Cemetery.
The Service will begin with some prayers and reflection with the whole seminary community in the main square of the Cemetery. Family and friends are then invited to gather at the graveside of their loved one, and one of the priests or seminarians comes to pray alongside them and blesses the grave with Holy Water.
Many of our guests have found this a deeply moving service, and a beautiful opportunity to remember and pray for loved ones. This year it will be Saturday 2 November at 3pm.
New burial plot for two persons: £2800.00
First internment into a new plot: £1000.00
Total for a new grave: £3800.00
Cremation Plot for two: £900.00
Burial of cremated remains: £450.00
Re-opening of grave:
1 depth: £900.00
2 depths: £1000.00
New Memorial: £100.00
Additional Inscription: £75.00