Deaths, burials and cremations

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Burials

Burials can take place any day of the week but not on bank holidays.

What happens after a burial

After a burial:

  • the ground will subside and settle for a few months
  • we will level the ground, seed and maintained it
  • we may remove any temporary markers on the grave

Burials next to your family grave

If a burial happens next to your family grave, then your family grave may be covered with earth for a short time.

The headstone will be protected and put back immediately after the burial has taken place.

Cremated remains

There are memorial gardens for cremated remains at each cemetery.

Cremated remains can also be placed in graves.

Blessed and unblessed areas

All cemeteries have a blessed and an unblessed area.