A graveside funeral service can be held in a cemetery or churchyard with mourners gathered and officiated by a minister, civil celebrant or humanist (if requested).
The Exclusive Rights of Burial must be purchased for the plot if a memorial headstone is to be placed on the grave after the required six months for the ground to settle.
A single depth grave will also accommodate the burial of two sets of ashes at a later stage.
A funeral service can take place in a church, followed by a burial in the churchyard in a new or existing family grave. Fees are governed by the Church of England Parochial Fees. Other fees will include the organist, verger, heating and grave digger costs.
Where churchyards are closed, burials following a church service may still take place in local cemeteries owned by parish councils or within crematoria cemeteries owned by district councils or privately owned.
It’s worth noting, rules for memorials in churchyards are more restrictive than those in cemeteries. It is advisable to have this discussion with Secure Haven before making final decisions for burials.