Chearsley Burials

Burial of non-residents in the village churchyard Clarifying when exceptions will be made in future (Jan 2020)  The churchyard is for the whole village, whether you come to church or not, and we are very grateful for the volunteers who give their time and energy, and for the Parish Council’s financial support, to maintain it. The rights to burial in the churchyard are governed by national law, to ensure that the needs of villagers, past present and future, are preserved for as long as possible. Currently, anyone who is resident in Chearsley when they die, together with anyone on the electoral roll of the parish, has the right to be buried (or have ashes interred) in the churchyard whilst it remains open. In addition, we currently make exceptions for “long-standing village families” who no longer live in Chearsley but who have expressed a wish to be buried, or have their ashes interred, here. We want to continue to do this, but it is...
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