Commentary

35 Disposal of remains in redundant or disused land

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
| Commentary

35 Disposal of remains in redundant or disused land

| Commentary

35 Disposal of remains in redundant or disused land

Where human remains are buried in or beneath a building closed for regular public worship1, or in or beneath any land to which a pastoral (church buildings disposal) scheme2 applies, it is lawful for these remains to be removed and reinterred or cremated, and for any tombstones, monuments or memorials commemorating the deceased persons to be disposed of, if carried out in accordance with the Mission and Pastoral Measure 20113. No faculty is required for such removal or disposal4.

The Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment) Act 1981 contains provisions which enable buildings to

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