Churchyards – Maintenance of a Churchyard

Section 4(1)(ii)(c) of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 provides that a Parochial Church Council is responsible for the maintenance of a churchyard. A copy of the Churchyard Regulations are available here.

However, there is a procedure for transferring to a Parish Council or District Council the responsibility for maintenance of a churchyard which has been closed for further burials by Order in Council (see below).