As some may be aware, Sawley churchyard is full to new graves and it is not feasible to extend.Therefore, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has taken the decision to put in place the formal procedures to close the Churchyard. This does not mean there will not be public access to the graveyard – this will continue as before and burials of ashes in existing family graves where space exists will still be possible
This process will involve both the Parish and Borough councils and will take at least three months to come to a conclusion. In the meantime, the Church will maintain the churchyard and hand it over in an agreed condition to the body that assumes responsibility for it.
We appreciate that this is a sensitive issue. Please be assured that public access to the churchyard will be unaffected.
The PCC is aware that there may be some concerns within the community.
Please direct any specific questions to the Church Wardens, either through this Website or ourFacebook page( Parish of Sawley) or via the Parish Administrator who will pass on your contact details and we will get in touch to address any questions
Kristin Simmons Church Wardens
Facebook: Parish of Sawley Community
Administrator- 0115 9460084 or Sawleyparish@gmail.com
Warden’s mobile 07546553974