Bosham Burial Ground
When Holy Trinity Churchyard was closed in 1902 Lord Gifford, Lord of the Manor, gave the land for the Burial Ground to the Church and this is managed on its behalf by the committee of the Bosham Burial Ground Association. Membership of the Association is open to individuals and corporate groups who are interested in the upkeep of the Burial Ground and willing to contribute financially on an annual basis. Bosham Parish Council,Bosham Association and the Roman Catholic Church are all corporate members. The annual subscription for individuals is £10 and as the Association is a charity, individual members who pay tax are encouraged to use gift aid for their subscriptions and donations.
The following PDF documents allow you to search graves by name or by location.
A Guide to Bosham Burial Ground
A PDF guide to the Bosham Burial ground can be downloaded using the following link.
Application for the Introduction of a Memorial
To make an application for the introduction of a memorial into Bosham Burial Ground, please complete the form in the pdf document below:
Bosham Burial Ground Regulations
The burial ground is a consecrated churchyard extension and is therefore subject to regulations which are made to encourage ease of maintenance and some conformity and also to prevent such problems as broken vases or pots, or shabby artificial flowers being left on graves, and also overgrown shrubs and trees encroaching on other graves or even causing damage to memorial stones.
BOSHAM BURIAL GROUND REGULATIONS
Anything planted on a grave should be placed near to the headstone. Spring bulbs and small annuals are preferred. Any shrubs or perennials must be small, non invasive and well pruned and not encroach beyond the grave space. Trees may not be planted.
Plants or cut flowers may be placed in removable sunken containers in the soil of the grave.
Wreaths and cut flowers placed on graves and plants and flowers in containers will be removed, when withered, by those authorised to do so.
No artificial flowers or foliage may be placed on or about graves and, if so placed, will be removed together with any containers. Exceptions are made, however, for Remembrance Day poppies & Christmas wreaths which will only be removed after a suitable lapse of time.
Kerbs, railings, fencing or chippings are not permitted (except by faculty) as these create difficulty or danger when mowing and strimming.
The following items are NOT PERMITTED and will be removed: momentos, photographs, portraits, windmills, solar lights, toys or animals.
Applications for memorials must be made to and approved by the Vicar or Consistory Court
PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON A LEAD AND CLEAN UP ANY MESS