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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.

The form below is for all churchyard memorial applications, those which can be approved by Incumbents, Rural Deans and Archdeacons and, when the request falls outside their delegated authority, as the petition to the Chancellor for a faculty.


>> Diocese of Derby Churchyard Memorial Application Form (Nov 2022) [PDF]

>> Diocese of Derby Churchyard Regulations 2021 [PDF]

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