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, well maintained and easy to visit.  

St Giles the Abbot churchyard is such a place, set adjacent to beautiful open fields, and still available for new burials, albeit with restrictions, see below.  Adjacent to the graveyard is the Garden of Remembrance where ashes are buried folowing cremations. 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.


Coffin burials in the graveyard are restricted to Parishioners and members of the church.  On the other hand use of the Garden of Remembrance is open to all residents of the Borough.  Memorial Plaques can be purchased for mounting on our Memorial Walls regardless of where the relative or friend is buried.

For all enquiries please contact the Parish office in the first instance tel 01689 853471


Churchyard Burials

St. 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 parishioners 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.

Burials of Ashes

Unlike coffin burials, use of the Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes is available to any family in the Borough.

Each plot is carefully recorded so we know exactly where ashes are located, thus enabling future cremated remains to again bring loved ones together.

Our Garden of Remembrance is regularly maintained by both paid contractors and an army of volunteers. 


Memorial Plaques

You 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.

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.