Graveyard Plan & Rules - Camus-Juxta-Bann

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A survey of the graveyard was carried out in October 2012 by Northwest Land Surveys and a numbered plan has been produced showing existing headstones and surrounds. Unmarked and vacant plots are also shown. Some vacant plots may be required to remain unused for ease of access.

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Graveyard Rules

This graveyard is the property of the Representative Church Body and the care, control and management of the burial ground is vested in the Incumbent (Rector) and Churchwardens as provided by the Constitution of the Church of Ireland.

By registering the right of burial the person registered and their appointed Trustee agree to conform to these rules and regulations.  Persons registered purchase the right of burial only, subject to the rules set out herein.  Registration does not confer ownership of the burial plot. Burial rights may be transferred only by permission of the Incumbent and Churchwardens and payment of a re-registration fee, to a spouse, sibling or direct descendant of the person previously registered. No person may be registered for more than one family plot which may be comprised of one or more adjoining gravespaces. The applicant for transfer may be required to provide written confirmation of the agreement of other claimants to such transfer.

The Incumbent and Churchwardens may carry out a general re-registration of grave spaces after making reasonable advertisement of such intention. No fee shall be payable for re-registration if the time elapsed since the previous registration by or transfer to that person is 10 years or less.  Any grave space not re-registered shall be available for reallocation.

A grave space shall be allocated only as the need arises in which case application shall be made to the Incumbent and Churchwardens by whom the allocation of a suitable space may be made having regard to space available and payment of the prescribed registration fee.

No new gravespace other than plots for interment of ashes may be registered within 12 feet of the fabric of the Church.

No interment may take place without consent of the Incumbent and Churchwardens to whom at least twenty-four hours notice of intention must be given and permission obtained to open the grave. No interment may take place while a service or Sunday school is being held in the church or Minor Hall or within half an hour before or after.

No work shall be carried out in the graveyard during the time of Divine Service in the church.

Opening of any grave may only be carried out by a gravedigger approved by the Select Vestry. New gravespaces shall be a maximum 90cm wide and 210cm long dug to a minimum depth of 180cm. No coffin shall be placed within 60cm of the surface.

Urns used for the burial of cremated ashes must be made of material which shall ultimately disintegrate such as wood or tin thereby allowing the contents to return to the soil as "ashes to ashes, dust to dust".

 It may be necessary to deposit soil on adjoining plots to facilitate interment. Any plots so used must be properly cleaned.

No person shall erect or alter any monument, tombstone, surround, railing or other structure in the graveyard without the approval of the Incumbent and Churchwardens to whom all designs shall be submitted and the appropriate fee paid. No inscription shall be permitted without the approval of the Incumbent. The Incumbent and Churchwardens reserve the right to remove any memorial or structure which has been erected without proper permission and any memorial to which has been added any inscription not so approved.

Foundation to headstones shall be formed in concrete at least 20cm deep. Headstones must be formed of natural stone. No new grave or existing plot not previously so covered may be covered with concrete or any surround or permanent obstacle erected around or sunk into same. The surface shall be level with the surrounding ground and maintained in grass. No bush, shrub or other form of growth or any obstacle on the grave surface will be permitted except for approved additional memorial tablets which must be placed adjacent to the headstone to facilitate grass cutting.

The person registered or their Trustee or successor shall be responsible for the upkeep of any erection thereon and shall keep it in good order and repair. Should any such person fail to do so, the Incumbent and Churchwardens may have the same removed or repaired at the expense of the person registered or their Trustee or successor.

Flowers, plants and wreaths placed on graves must be removed when decayed or faded and grave space kept neat, tidy and free from any obstacles to facilitate cutting of grass. All cuttings, dead flowers, broken wreaths and other waste material must be removed and must not be dumped elsewhere in the graveyard. The Incumbent and Churchwardens reserve the right to remove any such unsightly material.

The Incumbent, Churchwardens or Select Vestry shall accept no liability for any damage to any grave or erection, monument, wreath or any memento thereon, howsoever caused.

No trees or shrubs may be planted in the graveyard without permission from the Incumbent and Churchwardens. All existing trees and shrubs in the Churchyard must be kept in order or may be cut down with the sanction of the Diocesan Council and Representative Church Body.

The following scale of fees has been fixed by the Select Vestry and has been approved by the Diocesan Council.  The fee must be paid to the Incumbent, Churchwardens or Honorary Treasurer.  

Graveyard Fees (approved by Diocesan Council on ………….....................…date)




New Registration
 -Single Space



 -Plot for ashes



Grave opening fee



Erection / replacement of Headstone



Memorial Tablet



Alteration of inscription



Interment of ashes in Registered Grave



-Single space
-each additional adjacent space in a family plot



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