Pembury Burial Ground is situated behind St. Peter’s Upper Church in Hastings Road and is owned and managed by Pembury Parish Council. It is in a beautiful and tranquil location which provides a lovely place for remembrance. Several memorial benches are there for friends and family for quiet reflection in a rural setting. The Parish Council Groundsmen keep the grounds beautifully and take an enormous pride in their work there.
The new section of the burial ground at the end of the driveway is unconsecrated and has separate areas for full burials and interments of ashes. Plots can be single/double depth. Please let the office know at the time of the first burial. At the moment, the Parish Council is happy to reserve a plot(s). Please contact the office if you would like to consider this. Grave spaces are allocated by the Parish Council and are usually the next in line. Please see a copy of the plan of the burial ground to find your way about.
Pembury Parish Council carries out the administration of the Burial Ground. Staff will be happy to help with any queries you may have but we normally liaise with funeral directors on the arrangement details. All local funeral directors have our forms and are in regular contact.
Please see below for details of fees. Please note that fees are doubled for non-residents. (If the deceased has recently moved from Pembury and gone to a Care Home, this still counts as a resident. If the deceased has moved from outside Pembury to a Care Home in Pembury, this counts as a non-resident.)
No installation of or alteration to a memorial can take place without a permit granted by the Parish Council. If you would like to organise a memorial, speak to a local stonemason who will have our forms and will liaise with us directly. We do not allow anyone who is not BRAMM accredited to work in our Burial Ground. (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons.)
Permission will ONLY be granted to the rightful owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial, i.e. the person(s) named on the Deed. If that person is now deceased, a Transfer needs to be undertaken. There is a fee of £80 for this and may entail a Statutory Declaration being signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. Please speak to the Parish Office if you have any queries on this.
Memorials for a full size burial plot may be:
- a flat stone not exceeding 6’6” x 3ft
- a headstone not exceeding 4ft in height
- a kerbstone enclosing a space not exceeding 6’6” x 3ft
Memorials for an ashes plot may be:
- a vase or tablet not exceeding 18”
- a headstone not exceeding 3ft x 18”
Plaques on the Memorial Wall
A recent addition to the Burial Ground is the Memorial Wall. Plaques can be purchased via the Parish Council office. The cost of a plaque is £100, and a photo plaque is £150. The same pricing policy applies regarding ‘residents’ and ‘non-residents’. There is a turn-around time of approximately 3 weeks.
Forms and Regulations
Please click on the following links for:
- Burial and memorial fees
- Plaques on the Memorial Wall – application form
- Pembury Burial Ground Regulations
Please contact us to discuss your requirements further on 01892-823193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.