E F Edwards Funeral Directors, Gravelly Hill

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Gravelly Hill Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Erdington funeral home

As Dignity funeral directors we are constantly striving to set the bar for high standards in funeral care. We care deeply about every member of our community and are here to support you in arranging a special farewell for your loved one.

E F Edwards Funeral Directors has been providing funeral services from our Erdington funeral home since 1966. We are proud to be able to serve families from Gravelly Hill, Bromford and Stockland Green. Located a couple minutes walk away from the Gravelly Hill Station means we can easily be reached from anywhere across Birmingham.

We have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience which we will use to assist you in planning the service. We have local contacts in the Birmingham area, which helps us to make sure that everything on the day is exactly as you want it to be.

As well as the funeral service, your wellbeing is equally important to us. We know how difficult the loss of a loved one can be, and we want to offer you our support. You are not alone, and we are happy to be that friendly face you might need. Call us at any time of the day, and we will be here for you.

What we offer

  • Help, advice and support through every step and procedure
  • A personalised service to celebrate your loved one’s life
  • Generations worth of knowledge and expertise to guide you through this difficult time
  • Cremation or burial at a local site of your choosing
  • Experience in honouring funeral rites and wishes of families from different faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of your loved one in our chapel of rest
  • Bespoke funeral transport options available
  • Personalised memorials and tributes to commemorate their memory
  • Safeguarding your family’s future with a funeral plan
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Christmas Memorial Tree
At E F Edwards Funeral Directors we are here to help our community however we can, as we have been since 1966. For Christmas this year, we have planted a Memorial Tree outside in the front garden in an act of remembrance for those who have lost a loved one – no matter how long ago it was.

We are inviting people to decorate the tree with special silver star decorations available at our funeral home – each carrying the names of those dearly departed. This is open to the entire community and free of charge.

“We’d like to support the whole community and everyone who may be dealing with grief,” explained EF Edwards Funeral Manager, Lisa Hodge. “The stars on the tree can help people, especially at this time of year, remember their loved ones and do something a bit more proactive. It can give people who are grieving something to focus on.”
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,188 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,188 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,188 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,188 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

31 Gravelly Hill North
Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BT
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located opposite SS Mary & John Catholic Primary School and St Mary & Johns Church.

There is parking to the front of the building. You do not need to call in advance.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0121 373 0300

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews for E F Edwards Funeral Directors in Erdington

Some of the families in our care have been kind enough to write about their experience with us, which you are welcome to read below:
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
Edwards took all the stress out of arranging my father in laws funeral. Monica was a very calming voice and I must say lady called Laura went above and beyond to help me with any issues I had. The lady in the funeral car was amazing she calmed me on the day and told me to take my time and she was ready whenever I was. I must give credit where credit is due. It has made me and my husband consider taking out two plans for ourself so our children have the stress taken from them when they have to arrange our funerals. I can honestly say 10/10 for the service we was given and experienced
So thank you xx
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 4.0
We found the staff at EF Edwards to be very helpful, sympathetic and sensitive when we asked them to arrange our Dad’s funeral. All of us live many miles away from Sutton Coldfield where our Dad lived and so everything was arranged by phone or email but that wasn’t a problem. On the day of the funeral the funeral directors were both efficient and sensitive and the celebrant was excellent. She spoke about our Dad as if she had known him for years and we all agreed that Dad would have thoroughly approved of the arrangements and would probably have quite enjoyed the day!
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving your lovely words for E F Edwards Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father.
Rating 5.0
Amazing service very freidly staff
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
All the staff we dealt with at Edwards were caring, courteous and professional. Nothing was too much trouble which took a lot of pressure away from us as a family during such a difficult time. In particular Mona, who was our point of contact, was incredibly supportive and a special mention to Becky on the day of the funeral who not only ensured everything went smoothly but drove the hearse around Villa Park prior to the ceremony with no prior request from us. This was a really lovely gesture which my brother would have fully approved of. I would have no hesitation in recommending Edwards as a funeral service. Thank you to all the staff for a very professional job.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. I am pleased that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Very friendly and approachable staff. Gave fantastic service at my time of neex
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
Everyone I had occasion to speak to bent over backwards to help at what was a most distressing time. I was particularly impressed with Katherine Jinks and the funeral director in charge on the day, whose name sadly escapes me, both of whom made it their priority to ease the pain my family and I were suffering.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All of the staff were extremely professional and helpful making the process at this sad time easier.
Thank you all
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Professional and excellent service.

The thought of arranging a funeral was overwhelming but Katherine made this a straightforward and stress-free experience; even going above and beyond in assisting us source specialised vehicles required for a disabled family member so that everyone could attend the funeral.

The day went as smoothly as it could have done and the Funeral Director and staff on the day were very respectful, caring and supportive.

As a family we would recommend E F Edwards and couldn't have asked for more at a very difficult time.

We raised a significant amount of money for our chosen charity with thanks to their online Funeral Notice service.

Thank you.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Arrangements for my mother’s funeral at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium were organised in a professional manner. We wanted a Hunanist service and the Celebrant Edwards recommended was good to work with. He delivered an excellent eulogy and conducted the sevice in a sympathetic and professional manner. All the staff performed their duties with respect.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
appeare be to be very helpful caring and supportive
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
I would like to thank you for your 5* rating and comments. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the services provided by the funeral director and found them to be very helpful caring and supportive. Thank you once again for your review.
Rating 5.0
I would five a rating of five stars for the funeral services provided by E F Edwards for a family member. All the staff at the office were very understanding and efficient. On the day the Funeral Director carried out all requested and helped ease the burden.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, nothing they could not help with, wounderful people. Catherine very pleasant always ready to help, and Steve couldn’t do enough for my Sister and myself. Would certainly recommend this Funeral Directors. Thank you so much to E F Edwards.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
E.F.Edwards listened to my wishes for my father's funeral and carried them out with dignity and professionalism. They kept me updated every step of the way and helped with advice when i needed it.
Response from E F Edwards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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