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Mon, 04 Dec



Managing closed burial grounds

A session on managing closed burial grounds, including legal and financial implications, and health and safety.

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Managing closed burial grounds
Managing closed burial grounds

Time & Location

04 Dec 2023, 12:30 – 14:00


About the event

Managing Closed Burial Grounds for local Councils – 90 Minutes (£40)

  • closing Church of England churchyards by Order in Council
  • notification and objections to closure
  • continuation of burials in closed churchyards
  • transfer of maintenance responsibility to parish and district councils – legal and financial implications
  • faculty jurisdiction and role of the parochial church councils (PCC)
  • funding open churchyards and extensions – legal “grey” and uncertain areas
  • memorial management, safety checks and repair costs
  • health and safety responsibilities of councils and the PCCs

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