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Bradwell Episcopal Area : A Session on Churchyard Law

Location Meadgate Church, The Orchards, Mascalls Way, Chelmsford, Essex
Date Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration   2 hours, 30 minutes
Contact Name Martin Wood
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With the Diocesan Registrar, Aiden Hargreaves-Smith

Find out: 

What wording is appropriate for a headstone in a churchyard?

What type of headstones are allowed?

Who is responsible for maintaining churchyards?

What is the process for designating a new grave or reopening an existing one?

Who is responsible for maintaining pastoral care, whilst working within the guidelines?


This event is open to clergy, churchwardens, parish administrators and any others involved with managing or maintaining church graveyards (but no more than four people from a parish).

Please let us know that you would like to come by emailing Martin Wood at

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