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Churchyard Regulations

The diocesan churchyard regulations cover the erection of memorials and gravestones in churchyards.

Any memorial needs permission before it can be placed in a churchyard.

These Regulations are made by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Derby to explain how to get permission, and what is likely to be permitted.

If a memorial or other item is placed in a churchyard without permission, then the chancellor can order its removal immediately.

Churchyards differ from local authority cemeteries in that they are attached to a church building which is often listed, or otherwise of historic or architectural interest, and used by a worshipping community.

As such there needs to be more careful control over what memorials can be placed there.

>> Download a PDF copy of the latest regulations.

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