How do we know what type of monument will be accepted in a particular churchyard or cemetery?
Church yards and cemeteries have different rules and regulations regarding the materials a headstone or cremation tablet can be made from. Similarly, there are often different rules/regulations regarding the specification, shape and size of a memorial stone, along with rules regarding motifs, designs and the colouring of letters. Such rules are in place to protect everyone’s interests, to ensure the preservation of the right ‘environment’ and to make certain that standards are maintained. Church yard regulations tend to be stricter than cemeteries and can be highly specific regarding what will and will not be allowed. Such rules are set out in the diocese regulations.
However, at such a sensitive time, you are not expected to know what is and isn’t permitted. Memory Lane Memorials will take the strain on understanding these various regulations and will advise you regarding the specifics of your choosen church yard or cemetery, where required submitting the necessary applications on your behalf. Please feel free to contact us regarding the location of your loved ones resting place and we will ensure that you are fully aware/advised.
- We want a memorial for our loved one, but how do we decide which one would be right?
- How long do we have to wait for the ground to settle before we can have our memorial fitted?
- How do we know what type of monument will be accepted in a particular churchyard or cemetery?
- How much will our memorial cost?
- How long will it take you to supply/fit our chosen monument?
- How and when do we pay for our memorial?
- We already have family graves and we want to match an existing headstone, can this be done?
- We have an existing family headstone, but we want to change the wording on the stone, can this be done?
- We have a family grave which is old and the memorial is now showing its age, can anything be done?
- Who in the family can apply to have a memorial placed on a grave?