Burial in a Churchyard is open to all members of the parish who have been baptised, but in most urban areas there is no space left for new burials.
Although fees are charged, no grave deed is issued as ownership of the grave remains with the Church Authorities.
Although memorials are governed by strict guidelines laid down by the Diocese it is normally left to the Incumbent (Minister) of the Churchyard to decide what is acceptable and interpretation of these guidelines differs widely. For this reason we suggest that you check with us as to what will and will not be allowed before you make a decision.
Most Churchyards will allow ‘Natural’ stones – Slate, Portland, York, Nabresina, Hopton Wood and grey Granites with eggshell, rubbed, sawn or rustic finishes. They will usually not allow Marble, polished Granite, ceramic photo-plaques, heart-shaped or book-shaped headstones and carved figures.
Some Churchyards have specific Cremated Remains plots and Lawn sections. Before proceeding with any memorial work we always write to the Minister for permission. There is normally a fee payable to the Church for this.
Privately Owned Cemeteries
Those run commercially normally operate in much the same way as those run by Local Authorities. The fees are generally higher but distinctions for non-residents seldom apply.
Burial grounds for specific religions or denominations usually occur only in larger urban areas.
Private burial grounds are normally found within large family owned country estates.
We have a wide range of granite memorials and headstones & cover many areas within the UK such as Feltham, Ruislip, Ashford, Kingston, Woking, Chertsey, Addlestone,Esher, Englefield Green, Walton-on-Thames, Shepherds Bush, Paddington, Shepherds Bush, Swindon, St. Neots, Calne, Chippenham, Ealing, Yiewsley, West Byfleet, Brentford, Hampton Hill, Northolt, Guildford, Biggleswade, Royston, Byfleet, Hillingdon