Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Ansty

Rules for Determining Eligibility for Burial in the Churchyard

PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT JAMES, ANSTY

Rules for Determining Eligibility for Burial in the Churchyard

Agreed by the Team Rector and Churchwarden and endorsed by the Parochial Church Council at its meeting on 3rd June, 2014.

1. Those who have an absolute right of burial, assuming space is still available:

a) A resident of the ecclesiastical parish (i.e. a person residing within the boundaries of the ecclesiastical parish of Ansty – see below).

b) A person who dies within the ecclesiastical parish.

N.B. Individuals in neither category need be members of any Christian denomination, but includes people of any faith or none.

c) A non-resident of the ecclesiastical parish whose name is on the Church Electoral Roll of Ansty at the time of death.

2. Others in the following categories may be buried, with the permission of the Parish Priest and Churchwardens.

a) A former resident of the ecclesiastical parish.

b) A person not having an absolute right of burial (as defined in category 1) for whom interment within an existing family grave is desired, or whose close relative is already interred in the churchyard.

N.B. The term close relative is defined as:

“the spouse, civil partner, parent, child or sibling of the one to be interred”. This will also apply to close relatives of those living but who are themselves entitled to burial under paragraphs 1 & 2.

3. The Parochial Church Council has resolved that it will only support applications to Reserve a grave space by Faculty of the Consistory Court of Salisbury, where the applicant is either a resident of the ecclesiastical parish or falls within category 2 (above).

BOUNDARIES OF THE PARISH

The boundaries of the ecclesiastical parish to be used in determination of these Rules are to be as defined by the Diocese of Salisbury at the time an application is considered.