St Clement’s Churchyard
The churchyard is a place of peaceful beauty and gives a home to a wide variety of wild-life. In order to maintain the churchyard in this state there is a set of regulations imposed by the Salisbury Diocese for all Church of England churchyards in the diocese. If you should want a particular memorial on a grave please discuss this with the Vicar, or one of the clergy. The regulations may be found by following this link:
Friends of St. Clement’s Churchyard:
For many years, the ‘Friends of St Clement’s Churchyard’ was a group of people donating to a fund that provided an income for the upkeep of the churchyard. Sadly, many of the ‘original’ friends are no longer with us, and the fund has dwindled away, and insufficient to cover the costs of maintaining the churchyard.
It has been agreed by the PCC that new ‘Friends’ should be found to help increase the fund to an adequate level once again and Mrs Angela Fisher and Mrs Anne Coates agreed to take on this task.
Our first approach is, therefore, to members of St. Clement’s Church, and friends who regularly visit the graves of loved ones buried in the churchyard.
Unlike many churchyards that have been neglected over recent years, ours is maintained to a high standard, consistently winning awards from the Living Churchyards Project organised by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. It is a vibrant, beautiful space, with many wild flowers, providing a suitable habitat for a wide range of different creatures and birds.
If you, or someone you know, wish to make an annual donation to the fund, please complete a form available in the church, or send your cheque (payable to St. Clement’s PCC and marked ‘Friends of St. Clement’s Churchyard’ on the back), to the Church Office. These donations may be Gift Aided to further increase the fund. The form may also be downloaded by clicking here:
For more information please contact Mrs Angela Fisher through the church office (telephone 01202 733390).