Burial Regulations

Many churchyards provide space for burial or interment of cremated remains. Church burial grounds are governed by the Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945 (see the Constitution: Volume II Section 2:1). This Act places a duty on the Church to maintain such burial grounds in ‘decent order’ and to bury anybody from the community regardless of membership or belief (and provided there is space).

People sometimes wish to ensure that a particular churchyard will have a space for their burial after death. However, the reservation of a grave space can only be done by obtaining a faculty from the Diocesan Chancellor and should be seen as an exception, not a general policy. The following guidance note explains this in more detail: Reserving Grave Space Guidance Note

The FAQs page on funerals also provides information about burials.