Creating a Churchyard Policy

This page will be useful to clergy and parishes who are thinking of setting up a Churchyard Policy. Parishes are reminded that Schedule 2 of the Churchyard Regulations describe the process that is involved in establishing such a policy - click here to view the Churchyard Regulations.

A Churchyard Policy should be adopted if a Parochial Church Council wishes to regularise the position in cases where it has been the practice to erect memorials outside the scope of the Regulations.

A few parishes within the Diocese have been kind enough to share their Churchyard Policies, so as to assist other parishes who might be looking for some guidance:

It should be noted that each churchyard policy will be particular and different, according to the needs of each parish and the churchyard in question.

Page last updated: Wednesday 6th January 2021 8:26 AM
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