All Hallows Church in Bispham

All Hallows Church in Bispham

All Hallows Church in Bispham – information including contact details, churchyard fees and regulations for what is and what isn’t allowed.

Cremation & Ashes

  • The incumbent may permit cremated remains to be deposited in the churchyard. Such remains shall not be scattered but interred after prior arrangement with the incumbent.
  • There are currently three variations of commemoration for cremated remains:
  • The churchyards original columbarium / cremation wall has now been removed and replaced by the ambulatory. The original plaques now fit flush with the ground with the ashes placed directly underneath; these plaques are made of York stone with cut and painted black letters. A small York stone vase 6″ x 6″ x 6″ is also permitted. This section is now closed to new plaques, only additional inscriptions are now allowed on existing plaques. The church fees for this is £207, the mason must apply on behalf of the family for permission to add another name, once granted the church will liaise with the family about the burial of the ashes. It is the mason’s responsibility to uplift the plaque and re-cement the plaque after the ashes have been buried. For clarity the cost of the additional inscription is negotiated separately between the mason and the family.
  • The old columbarium / cremation wall still has some reserved spaces available, these plaques are made of York stone and the letters are cut and painted black or gilded. Please note that gilded letters will not last as long as a painted letter. The plaques are fixed to wall with four screws. The internal sizes of the niche are 7″ x 11″ x 10″ and it is asked that the cremation casket be 1/2″ smaller than these dimensions to allow easy fitting. The church fee for a reserved niche and plaque is £207. For clarity the cost of the inscription is negotiated separately between the mason and the family.
  • A new columbarium / cremation wall is now available, the plaques are made of York stone and measure 12″ x 9″ x 1″. The letters are cut and painted black or gilded. Please note that gilded letters will not last as long as a painted letter. The plaques are fixed to wall with four screws. The internal sizes of the niche are 7″ x 12″ x 9″ and it is asked that the cremation casket be 1/2″ smaller than these dimensions to allow easy fitting. The church fee for a niche and plaque is £419, a second niche can be reserved for an extra £207. For clarity the cost of the inscription is negotiated separately between the mason and the family.
  • York stone vases 6″ x 6″ x 6″ incorporating a name are allowed to be placed at the foot of the new columbarium / cremation wall, there is no additional churchyard fee for this providing the application is sent in at the same time as the application for a cremation plaque. If the vase is applied for at a later date the normal church fee of £81 will apply.

Parish Administrator

Jannis Nixon

Parish Office

Tel: 01253 274172

Monday – Friday

9.30am – 12.30pm

Fees

Church of England 01.01.2018
New Headstone (including all names) £136
Additional Inscriptions (per name) £27
Vase (not exceeding 12" x 8" x 8") £72
Tablet / Plaque (not exceeding 21" x 21") £72

Office Notes

  • Most things accepted in this churchyard EXCEPT PHOTOPLAQUES.
  • Our 3’2″ foundations are to be fixed flush.
  • David Smedley retired January 2014.
  • New Sexton (as of January 2014) Mr Paul Andrew (01253 358105 or 07756376381), must be notified when access to the churchyard is required and you must obtain his permission before you enter the churchyard to either remove, place or replace any item in the churchyard. Non-compliance with this request may result in access to the churchyard being denied.
  • Sexton must be informed when memorial is being fixed – this information is on the back of the approved application form.
  • Grave numbers & trade name must be cut on the BACK OF THE MEMORIAL & NOT HIGHLIGHTED (as of 12.10.12)

Churchyard Information

Address For Application

Reverend Canon Dr. Simon Cox

All Hallows Rectory
86 All Hallows Road,
Bispham,
Blackpool
FY2 0AY

Tel: 01253 351886

Personal Email: drsjcox@yahoo.co.uk
Office Email: secbah@googlemail.com

Cheques payable to:

Reverend Simon Cox