Ash Burial (more than 24hrs after the Funeral)
All burials in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon are subject to the Churchyard Regulations of the Diocese of Coventry. See https://www.coventry.anglican.org/memorials-in-churchyards.php
The Churchyard at Holy Trinity is a closed churchyard (i.e. the burial of a coffin is no longer possible). The Churchyards at All Saints' Luddington and St Helen's Clifford Chambers are open.
In order to ensure we are able to accommodate current requests for burial, we do not reserve plots in any of the churchyards in this parish.
Interment of cremated remains is subject to following requirements and regulations:
1. The person whose ashes are to be interred had a qualifying connection (see list on the request form below) with the Parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, which includes the villages of Luddington and Clifford Chambers.
2. A Cremation Certificate is supplied following acceptance of this application.
3. The fee for the Burial Ashes is paid on submission of the application.
4. Bunches of flowers or loose flowers may be left in the churchyard and they will be removed once faded. Plastic flowers or silk flowers are not permitted.
5. Completion of this application indicates acceptance of the above and following conditions.
For Burial at Holy Trinity (for other churches in the parish see below)
6. The cremated remains are interred into a specific plot at a ceremony with a member of clergy present. Interments are “natural” with ashes poured into a prepared plot. Caskets are not interred.
7. The church will arrange for the plot to be prepared. Because of the nature of burial, it is not possible to dig up an existing plot to enable a further burial (a “double plot”) in the same place. If you would like a burial near an existing plot, we will offer the closest available location.
8. The actual plot is recorded on the churchyard plan but cannot be marked in any other way, i.e. no plaques, pots, shrubs, statues or any other permanent marker is permitted.
For Burial at All Saints' Luddington and St Helen's Clifford Chambers
9. The cremated remains are interred into a specific plot at a ceremony with a member of clergy present. Caskets are permitted and must be used if a double plot is requested (to enable a future burial in the same plot).
10. You must appoint a Funeral Director to prepare and close the plot (we can supply a list of local firms if required).
11. The actual plot is recorded on the churchyard plan. Memorial plaques which comply with the Churchyard Regulations are permitted at All Saints’ and St Helen’s.