A new template Burial Ground Closure Notice has been developed for use by Managing Trustees who are taking steps to close the whole or part of their burial ground.

The new template Burial Ground Closure Notice can be accessed from the Sales and Legislation pages on TMCP’s website.

Please refer to Section C of the Burial Ground Guidance Note for details of the procedure to be followed on closing a burial ground and for general guidance on Methodist burial grounds.

The template can be used to produce a Burial Ground Closure Notice containing all the information that Managing Trustees are required to give on the closure of whole or part of a Methodist burial ground.

Please contact TMCP Legal if you have any queries in relation to use of this template or would like guidance on the property or legal aspects of burial grounds and their disposal.

Please contact the Conference Office for queries relating to the governance, policy and best practice of burial grounds.