The churchyard is an important asset in the village. Within the yard, there is an area set aside for the burial of cremated remains. This is on the left-hand side of the approach to the church building. There are regulations in place regarding what kinds of memorials can be introduced to graves. They can be read here.

Registers are kept of all burials, and a map of the yard is maintained so that graves can be easily located (though this is not always possible with the older graves, especially those without memorials). We are currently working on a project to ensure that all of the records are readily available to the public and as helpful as possible for those who are researching family history. As this project proceeds, we will update this page with all of the information. At present, we have a searchable database of the graves in our Garden of Remembrance at the bottom of this page, here.

We had begun this project by placing some of the information about graves in the newer part of the churchyard (furthest from the church building) on the benefice website and until our project is finished, this incomplete record can be accessed here.

Maintaining the Churchyard

The churchyard is maintained by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the costs of this are borne by the PCC. Much of the older part of the churchyard has been deliberately left wild to encourage pollinators. The paths and the newer parts of the yard are maintained by volunteers, to whom we are extremely grateful. Occasionally, we need to undertake significant maintenance work (e.g. tree-care). We have established a restricted fund to receive donations towards this expense (money given to this fund cannot be spent on anything else). If you like to see the churchyard well-maintained and would like to make a regular or one-off donation to the fund, please visit this page or contact our treasurer, here. All donations are gratefully received.

Garden of Remembrance

Here is the first draft of a database of the Garden of Remembrance on the lawn area to the left of the main pathway towards the main church door. Simply use the search box to type the name of the person you hope to find and the information we hold will be revealed. You can also search by other fields, e.g. age or date of death. Once you have refined your search, click the green circle to show more details of the relevant plot including other burials within it and images of the memorials.

For ease of reference, the area looks roughly like this (click to enlarge – opens in a new tab).

Plot NoStatusSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeMemorial
Plot NoStatusSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeSurnameOther NamesDate of DeathAgeMemorial