Looking after the churchyard
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Looking after a grave: FAQ
If you do use them however, they should reflect the season of the year and must/will be removed if they have become dirty, discoloured, or wires pose a hazard to our mower.
Plastic vases are discouraged for aesthetic reasons, and they can be hazardous to wildlife too.
Please see “Flower Vases” in the regulations.
They are dangerous for our volunteers operating lawnmowers and strimmers
Please note that dead flowers and discoloured or unseasonal artificial flowers may be removed. Thank you so much for caring for your grave and for the Garden of Remembrance too.
When arranging for family members to be interred in the churchyard, bereaved relatives are agreeing to abide by the Diocesan regulations.
The regulations describe the types of memorial which are permitted and the materials which may be used.
A simple wooden cross marks a grave at the time of interment, and a small mound of earth will usually be left.
After about a year the grave should be levelled, and at that time you can apply to the Rector for a memorial. The application form is usually completed by the Funeral Director.