NALC Legal Topic Notes: Models / Procedures

[65] CLOSED CHURCHYARDS AND DISUSED BURIAL GROUNDS

This Note deals with the law relating to closed churchyards and disused burial grounds. A “closed churchyard” is a churchyard belonging (but not necessarily physically attached) to a parish or cathedral church of the Church of England which has been formally closed by an Order in Council made by the Privy Council. A “disused burial ground” is a place used, or intended to be used, for burial purposes by any other person or body and which is no longer used for such purposes (and may include a closed churchyard). “Consecrated” means consecrated in accordance with the rites of the Church of England.


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