WHEN LIFE ENDS
The Christian faith is very clear that human beings are made in God's image, are precious to him in life and are never beyond the reach of his love even in death.
Every year at St Laurence's, at All Souls Tide (early November) we hold a Memorial Service to remember those we have lost, and to light a candle in their name. The Church bells are rung half muffled, as a witness to the Village that in memory at least, our loved ones are still an important part of our lives. You can find out more about the Memorial Service here.
The churchyard is open for new burials but very few spaces remain. Full eligibility criteria are set out in the Diocesan Churchyard Regulations but in summary a right to burial exists where any of the following apply:
- Death has occurred within the Parish.
- The deceased was resident within the Parish at time of death.
- The name of the deceased appears on the current Electoral Roll.
In all other cases burial may take place at the discretion of the Vicar,
with due regard to the general guidance of the Parochial Church Council.
Some information about burial records can be obtained from our Churchwardens, Mrs Annette Rhodes and Mr Douglas Drakard, who can be contacted on 01205 461423. Older records are stored at the Lincolnshire Archives.
Garden of Remembrance
In the south west corner of the churchyard lies a well maintained Garden of Remembrance which is open for the reception of cremated remains. Guidelines for the commissioning of new memorial tablets can be found here.
For all enquiries about new interments, please contact the Vicar here.
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