This section contains information relating to the management and maintenance of Church in Wales’ owned churchyards. Click on any of the headings below to find more information about that topic.
Churchyards are generally owned by the Representative Body and are, like churches, maintained by each PCC.
Church burial grounds are governed by the Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act 1945.
Memorials in a churchyard should conform to the standard specification laid down in the Constitution. Find more details here.
Churchyards should be well maintained and reasonably safe for all users.
There are several different types of consents required for work in churchyards.
Churchyard walls should be inspected on a regular basis and maintained in good order.
The care of a churchyard attached to a redundant or closed church remains the responsibility of the PCC.