Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00

Church Graveyard

Christ Church churchyard consists of the old churchyard, the Garden of Remembrance, the extension and the woodland extension (entrance near the cul-de-sac on Station Road). The graveyard is full, so no new plots are available, however interments are still possible in existing plots.

The maintenance of the churchyard is carried out by a small team of volunteers and by relatives of the deceased. Note that maintenance of memorials and levelling of the ground following an interment is the responsibility of the relatives. The maintenance team meets on Monday afternoons and new volunteers are always welcome.

 

Graveyard clear up days are held from time to time, when a couple of hours is spent on a Saturday morning removing dead flowers and floral tributes, pruning bushes and clearing leaves. Relatives are always welcome to help with this work.

 

There are National Churchyard Regulations governing the treatment of graves. They specify that:

– kerbs, railings, posts or chains around a grave are not permitted

– chippings are not permitted

– spring or autumn bulbs can be planted, but not trees or other plants

– graves must be levelled and turfed or seeded with grass

– flowers may be laid on graves or placed in a vase sunk into the ground

– objects, such as Christmas decorations, windmills, toys etc. are not legally permitted

 

Friends of Christ Church Graveyard

 

If you look after the grave of a loved one, or care about the graveyard, please join our group, so we can plan how we care for the graveyard in the future.

For details please contact Michael Bromwich 01925 486373

 

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A Parish Church in the Diocese of Liverpool, Deanery of Warrington, ministering to a parish of 9500 people. The church is situated just three miles from Warrington town centre. The building was constructed of local brick and sandstone in 1838. A Chancel and Vestry were added in 1883. In 1992 a new porch was constructed in sympathy with the rest of the building and at the same time a Meeting Room with Gallery above was formed at the west end. A new electronic organ was purchased and installed after completion of the porch extension. We have recently installed an efficient sound system, and lighting has been improved. There is a toilet facility within the porch area, capable of accommodating disabled persons.

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Active Church is an all age worship and activity service which takes place on the second Sunday of every month, commencing at 10:30am. Parents and children take part in interesting yet simple activities which are followed by a relaxed and friendly act of worship. Come along and enjoy the fellowship.  You will be made very welcome.

Tea and Coffee are available after the service, and if you wish to stay, the morning is completed by a short, yet uplifting, Holy Communion service, to which all are more than welcome.

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