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Churchyard of the Year Awards 2023

Nature Friendly Award 2023

Churchyard of the Year Award 2023

This year at the Churchyard of the Year Awards 2023, our churchyard was awarded the GOLD Award as well as the "Nature Friendly" Award for 2023

Once again, our thanks go to Mark Room (our churchyard contractor), Chris & Brenda Bird and other volunteers who help to look after the churchyard.

We do appreciate all your efforts on the church's behalf.  

Churchyard Regulations

The Diocese of Lichfield revised their Churchyard Regulations and brought out a new Memorial Application form which includes guidelines for applicants.  These new regulations have now been implemented. 

Please note that it is essential to let the church have the completed Memorial Application form as the form MUST be approved by the Vicar before a memorial stone / ashes tablet can be put into the churchyard.  Without the church's approval, the memorial is illegal and will have to be removed.  It is particularly important to bear this in mind if you go on line to order a memorial.

Remember the stonemason's charges include the cost of actually putting the approved stone into the churchyard.  Legally only BRAM / NAMM approved contractors are allowed in churchyards and crematoria.

For those who wish to have a memorial for their loved one, attached is a guide for the bereaved together with a copy of the application form.

  • Guidance for the Bereaved, click here
  • Application form to introduce a Memorial into the Churchyard, click here

For people wanting to know what is and what is not permitted in the churchyards of the Lichfield Diocese, click here for a copy of the current regulations although we would point out that the vicar may have additional restriction to the Diocesan Policy which relate to peculiarities of their particular churchyard.  At this church, due to the slope and ground conditions in the churchyard, memorials should be no more that 30 inches wide.    

If you require details of stonemasons, please contact us. and we can let you have a list of stonemasons who are used to this churchyard.