DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD CHANCELLOR’S CHURCHYARD REGULATIONS
These Regulations set out what is and what is not permitted in the churchyards of the Lichfield Diocese. In particular they set out those memorials and related items which can and those which cannot be permitted by parish priests without the need for a faculty from the Chancellor. For a complete list of our regulations for headstones and tributes click here.
Tributes at the Grave Side
The Mease Valley Benefice has been granted special permission to allow artificial flowers as part of tributes laid at the grave side.
However, Lighting, ornaments, wind chimes, glass or stone figures sadly are not permitted as part of the Diocesan Regulations for Churchyards. Requests for memorial benches must be discussed at Parochial Church Council, and may need special permissions. These are not always granted, depending on the number of benches in a specific churchyard.
The Mease Valley Churches look after 7 open Churchyards in the surrounding area.
If in doubt please contact our Rector, Revd. John Grice on (01827) 373 257 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD MEMORIAL APPLICATION FORM
Here is your copy of our form to print and to fill in, this form has a section for your funeral directors to sign and also for your chosen stone masons to sign.
FEES FOR HEADSTONES AND MEMORIALS IN 2023
Here is a comprehensive list of the Mease Valley Fees for 2023.
REGISTRY OF THE DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD
Here is a set of notes for those seeking guidance, or wishing to
reserve a grave space in one of our churchyards. please click here.
Once the Parish Church Council has agreed an application, there is a process to request the authorisation of a grave space from the Chancellor, please follow the link below to download the form. At this stage you may like to contact your parish priest to help with this application. Applications from outside of the parish are considered on a case by case basis at our PCC Church meetings (there are roughly between four and seven meetings a year so do allow time for this)
Private Individuals’ Faculty Petitions
- Grave Space Reservation Petition Form 2022.
- Guidance ready to download to help fill in the above form 2022.
Rector Reverend John Grice
Tel: (01827) 373 257 | Mobile: 07815 817 095
Due to the volume of requests that come through for grave space reservations and memorial stones we do ask that a period of 3-5 months be factored into expectations.
Grave Care at our churchyards using a local service