We are available to help you arrange a burial, or purchase a plot in advance. In either circumstance, please phone us to discuss arrangements and to book a visit, at which time you can select a plot. We do not provide a funeral director service. Most families employ a funeral director to assist them when faced with organising a funeral.
Funeral directors co-ordinate the funeral and bring the deceased to the natural burial ground instead of going to a conventional cemetery or crematorium. The funeral can be as traditional or as modern as you like.
Some families wish to organise the funeral themselves without an undertaker. If this is what you wish to do, once you arrive at the burial ground we will support and guide you.
There are no time limits for services here, we do not want you to feel rushed or hurried.
We welcome people of all faiths and beliefs. There are no fixed rules or format to be followed. Some families choose to hold a ceremony at the graveside. Some arrive for the burial after attending a service in church or at another venue. Sometimes there is no ceremony at all and the coffin is simply brought to the burial ground and interred.
Other families have a small private interment followed by a memorial service on another day. You should organise whatever is right for you, or satisfies the wishes of the deceased. There is no set or correct procedure to follow or order in which things should be done.
The purchase of a burial plot is for the right of burial in the plot only, and does not confer ownership of the ground or any other rights. If you purchase a plot in advance you will be given a Right of Burial Certificate.
This will show the type of plot chosen and its location, using co-ordinates generated using permanent markers - trig points - within the site.
A plan of the cemetery, showing the position of each grave, is open for inspection and may be viewed during normal office hours by appointment.
As a natural burial ground we welcome bio-degradable, non toxic coffins, shrouds, and ashes caskets/urns.
We do not permit non-degradable linings or plastic handles. People can be buried with possessions: letters, jewellery, food and drink, tobacco etc. But these must be made from natural materials.