St GILES - A FINAL RESTING PLACE
Finding a suitable resting place for a loved one who has died can be a worry. We need to know that any chosen place is safe, attractive and easy to visit, with good facilities. St Giles the Abbot churchyard and Garden of Remembrance is such a place, set adjacent to beautiful open fields.
At the back of the Garden is a memorial wall where inscribed plaques can be placed and blank plaques reserved for other family members.
There are places to leave flowers and tributes and also benches to sit for those quiet and reflective moments.
For all enquiries please contact the Parish office in the first instance tel 01689 853471
Churchyard BurialsSt. Giles is fortunate in that the churchyard is adjacent to open common, and it has been possible for the church to purchase additional land in past years. This means that unlike many churches, our churchyard is still available for new coffin burials, although this is restricted to parishoners and members of the church.
Relatives can be added to existing graves, if there is sufficient room, and also ashes can be interred in an existing family grave, as an alternative to being interred in the Garden of Remembrance.
Unlike coffin burials, use of the Garden of
Remembrance for the burial of ashes is available to any family in
Memorial PlaquesYou may wish to have a plaque mounted on the memorial wall to commemorate a loved one, who may be buried in the Garden of Remembrance, the St. Giles graveyard, or indeed elsewhere.
The Plaques measure approximately 250mm wide x 150mm (10 x 6 inches) and there is a standard charge for the making of the Plaque, incising lettering up to 55 characters and mounting on the wall. More characters may be incised for an extra charge. All proceeds go to the Churchyard Maintenance Fund and thus help to preserve the beauty of the area.
To enquire about memorial plaques please contact the parish office, contact details as above, or Eddie Bellamy on 01689 821125
For two consecutive years St. Giles won awards and recognition from Bromley Council for the excellent condition of the whole churchyard. You are welcome to come and see for yourself.
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