Traditional & Churchyard Memorials
Many Church cemeteries wont allow placement of memorials made of reflective polished materials. There can also be restrictions on marble materials and the colour of stone for permitted materials. Preferred stones tend to be natural sandstone or limestone type materials or honed grey granites. Generally the reason(s) for this is to ensure that memorials fixed in a churchyard cemetery are in keeping with the usually very old architecture of the Church building located near by. There can also be restriction upon photo plaques and designs and symbols placed upon memorials. Although as expected ornamentation of relevant religious origin are allowed. The rules and regulations are normally laid down and administrated by the Church diocese covering the local area, however these rules can differ from church to church. A good indicator of what is allowed is to look at surrounding memorials located near to your family burial plot. However in some instances rules may have changed. We can help to make inquiries on your behalf with the church to establish what is permitted.