Burial Grounds

Eligibility criteria for grave spaces and cremation plots

Category Notes
1. All Parishioners No restriction on length of stay in the Parish
2. Former Parishioners Most of life spent in the Parish – e.g. moved to nursing home for final years
3. Church or Parish connection Existing or former significant connection with St Peter’s Church or the Civil or Ecclesiastical Parish (Parochial Church Council to be consulted where necessary)
4. Parish Councillors residing outside the Parish Minimum of 8 years’ service to the Council
5. Former Parish Councillors residing outside the Parish Minimum of 8 years’ service to the Council
6. Family connection with the Churchyard Mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter etc already interred

Notes

*As approved at the Ordinary Council Meetings on 28 July 1999 and on 5 January 2000
(Minute 9/00), as well as the Environment & Planning Committee Meeting on 9 January
2002.

Graves and cremation plots must be purchased on a 2 person basis – i.e. a husband
and wife cannot have separate graves/plots. Family applications will be considered on
their merits. (Further conditions approved at Environment & Planning Committee
Meeting on 11 July 2001).

The Parish Council reserves the right to use its discretion in the interpretation of these
criteria/conditions.

At the planning Committee meeting on 3rd February 2010 it was resolved to no longer accept reservations for burial or cremation plots. This is due to the shortage of spaces available in Wapley Burial Ground.

Fees 

Parish Non Parish
£ £
1. INTERMENT
For the interment in a grave in respect of which an exclusive right of burial has been granted:-
(i) of the body of a still-born child and a person up to the age of 17 years     nil     nil
(ii) of the body of a person whose age at the time of death exceeded 17 years 318.00 635.00
2. BURIAL
For the exclusive right of burial in an earthen grave 630.00 1050.00
(N.B. this charge applies to both categories (i) and (ii) above)
3. HEADSTONE AND VASE
For the right to erect or place in respect of which the exclusive right of burial has been granted:-
Headstone and vase, subject to the conditions, specification and regulations relating thereto 159.00 159.00
Second inscription/replacement headstones 126.00 126.00
4. CREMATION PLOTS (ST PETER’S CLOSED CHURCHYARD)
For the exclusive right of burial in cremation plot 159.00 159.00
For interment of ashes 159.00 159.00
For memorial tablet not exceeding 0.46m by 0.46m 126.00 126.00
Second inscription/replacement tablets 126.00 126.00
5. FEES FOR SEARCHES OF REGISTER BOOKS AND FOR COPIES AND EXTRACTS
Each search 48.00 48.00
Each certified copy 48.00 48.00

Grave space application form

Rules & Regulations

St Peter’s Churchyard & Wapley Burial Ground rules & regulations