J Edwards Funeral Directors Waterllovill & Bedhapmton

Burial

  • The Natural or ‘Green’ burial occurs in a burial ground managed on ecologically sound lines to minimise environmental damage. The use of biodegradable, non-rainforest coffins or simple shrouds ensure the existing environment is protected. Generally gravestones or permanent graveside memorials are not permitted.
  • The cemetery is generally administered by the local district authority. There are some private cemeteries in this country. They exist to serve the local population and usually allow for all denominations within the grounds, but not necessarily in the same area or plot.
  • Many churchyards are now becoming full, but within rural areas churchyard burials can still be commonplace. Burials usually take place within the grounds surrounding the church and are generally reserved for the parishioners of the church.
  • There are a select few places around our coastline where burial at sea is allowed. Authority must be sought from government agencies.