Removal of headstones – Public notice

Very shortly a number of gravestones will be removed from All Saints churchyard. This will be done to facilitate the erection of scaffolding for the next stage of the restoration process, and in order to protect the headstones themselves. The work will be carried out by professional stone masons, who will store them safely and securely for the duration of the rebuilding work. Before stones are removed, they will be photographed and details kept of their correct location.

The garden of remembrance will not be affected by this work, and no remains, buried or cremated will be removed.

We apologise for any inconvenience or distress caused by this essential work, and assure everyone that this will be done with due care and reverence.

We will make every effort to let loved ones and descendants of those buried here know what we are doing and why. A full list of the gravestones and memorials is available on the parish website at

If you would like further information about this process, or any other aspect of our rebuilding programme, please call

The Parish Office – 01252 812114

The Vicar – 01252 219281

Thank you for your patience and understanding.