PARISH CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, FALFIELD
CHURCHYARD REGULATIONS 2018
No memorial may be introduced into this churchyard without permission, which will only be granted in accordance with the Diocesan guidelines.
Except where the design of a memorial/gravestone includes an integral vessel for plants or cut flowers, flowers may only be placed in a removable container.
Wreaths and cut flowers may be placed in such containers or laid on any grave, but must be removed as soon as they appear to be withered or dead.
If a flower vase is the only memorial it should be fixed securely to a foundation stone flush with the ground.
Artificial flowers are not allowed except for Remembrance Day poppies and traditional Christmas wreaths. They should be removed after no more than 2 months.
Bulbs and small annual plants may be planted in the soil of any grave (but not in any container). However, no trees or shrubs may be planted without the agreement of the relevant PCC and the consent of the relevant Archdeacon (to be provided by way of a written notice following consultation with the Archdeacon).
The PCC may make rules for the location and removal of flowers.
A parish priest, churchwarden or whoever is authorised by the PCC to look after the churchyard is permitted to remove unsightly flowers and any items not permitted by these Regulations and any other permitted items if they consider they are not maintained to an acceptable and tidy condition.
One suitable toy or tribute may be placed on the grave of a child (i.e. a person under 18 years of age) provided that it is removed after a period of [six months].
No ornaments or additions may be placed on other graves save for flowers or wreaths as provided in these regulations.
A copy of these rules are available from the Benefice Office. Families will usually sign a copy of these regulations before a burial or the interment of ashes of loved ones. Further information may be found on the diocesan website.
The Benefice Office is located at the rear of Falfield Village Hall for all benefice enquiries ring 01454 260096 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office will usually be open from 10:00 noon until 13:00 every Friday,when messages and emails will be dealt with.
If you would like to make an appointment phone 01453 890384. You might need to leave a message and the office will return your call as soon as possible.