1. Graves/Ashes plots need to be kept flat with no kerbs, mounds or extensions to the plot size in order that it may be looked after without undue labour costs.
2. A marker should be placed on the grave at the time of burial, so that headstones can be placed on the correct graves. The Undertaker should contact the Vicar to organise this.
3. To allow the grave to settle, nine months need to elapse before a grave can be levelled, grassed and a headstone installed. The headstone needs to be set in a concrete shoe below ground level. Examples of the headstones permitted are available from the Undertaker. The acceptable size is no more than 2ft 6” high, 2ft 3” wide and 4 inches thick.
4. The chosen stone for headstones and memorials in our churchyard is Nabresina. Please note that marble and granite are NOT now permitted.
5. The Undertaker will consult the Vicar for permission to install a headstone when arrangements are made for its purchase.
6. Headstones incorporating a heart or a book design are not allowed without special permission (a faculty) from the Chancellor.
Trees and shrubs must not be planted on or around graves/ashes plots. Bulbs may be planted as these will not prevent mowing and maintenance.
Artificial flowers, ornaments, photographs, non-Christian items, plastic domes or covers on graves/ashes plots are not allowed.
Breakable containers such as glass or pottery must NOT be used for flowers. If possible please place flowers near the gravestone in a plastic container or in a memorial vase integral with the headstone. Surrounds or coverings of any kind (chippings, pebbles and stones, small fencing etc.) must not be placed around or over the grave/ashes plot. These make it impossible to mow the site and will be removed by our Churchyard Manager.