Churchyard & Memorial Garden
Our large churchyard is both attractive and historically interesting. Many people ask to be interred there, but the rules governing its use are complicated. If you have a query or request concerning a grave or ashes plot, please contact our Parish Office on 01276 27855.
We have a Volunteers Code to help coordinate the work of our awesome volunteers! This document sets out a framework for those who generously volunteer their free time to help maintain the churchyard at St Peter's.
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Alternatively, you can email the Churchyard Administrator at email@example.com and the document can be sent to you.
Volunteers Code for St Peter’s Churchyard.
There is a wealth of architecture, sculpture, wildlife and poetry in St Peter’s Churchyard. It is a unique and historic place within the community. As such, we need to maintain the churchyard to an acceptable standard to honour those at rest, with careful and considered seasonal maintenance. This document sets out a framework to enable those who generously volunteer their free time to maintain the churchyard of St Peter’s Church, in a safe and enriching environment, which will benefit you and the community.
Your help as a Churchyard Volunteer is greatly appreciated. We thank you.
We ask you to be:
Polite, responsible and respectful at all times.
Conscious of your own abilities and your health and safety.
Inform the Churchyard Administrator when you intend to visit the churchyard and the tasks you intend to do.
He will record your visit for Health and Safety reasons, and make you aware of any planned work by professional agencies during your visit.
He will also be able to guide you if you have time to volunteer but no planned tasks.
Bring the appropriate personal safety equipment, the right tools and have a competent knowledge of those tools, in order to carry out whatever task you are doing. We are unable to supply any powered tools.
Take regular breaks and refreshment.
In the unlikely event of any emergency occurring, and having to call 999. The address is St Peter’s Church, Frimley Green Road, GU16 7AQ. Access to the churchyard is via Parsonage Way, Frimley.
Report any damage to the Churchyard Administrator with relevant photographs (if possible), so that the appropriate action can be taken.
Before maintenance is carried out on any of the graves or monuments, the Churchyard Administrator must be informed so that it can be recorded, the appropriate permissions can be confirmed and (if appropriate) a plan of action can be made.
Mark Russell has accepted the voluntary role of Churchyard Administrator for Frimley Parish. Mark has been volunteering in the churchyard for several years.
He has helped to establish our prayer walk as well as signposting our war memorials and other key graves with a QR code trail. He is also responsible for our spectacular Poppy displays each Remembrance Day and is an active member of the church along with his wife and two young children.
Mark co-ordinates all maintenance & development in our churchyard and liaises with all parties active in our churchyard. These include paid contractors, the probation services, organised parish gardening mornings, the fabric team and individual volunteers.
Our thanks as always go out to the many volunteers that work in the churchyard. Your contribution is greatly appreciated especially at official volunteer mornings advertised in our weekly newsletter. If you would like to get involved in volunteering in the churchyard please drop Mark an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memorial Garden within St. Peter's Churchyard
As well as a quiet place for reflection and contemplation the Memorial garden can be used for the burial of cremated remains. Plaques can be placed on the wall in memory of loved ones. This facility may be used for people who have had local connections but whose funeral may have been elsewhere.
The memorial garden is reached by using the paths at the left hand side of the church leading into the churchyard and keeping to the left. It is beside the entrance to the churchyard from Field Lane nearest to Grove Cross Road.
The garden was created as a project with the generous assistance of Ford Mears Co, and Frimley Fuel Allotments. Much of the landscaping work was carried out by a Community Service Payback Team. It is wheelchair accessible with no steps.