Charfield Burial Ground was established in 2012 by the Parish Council, after many years of seeking land and funding. Located in Churchend Lane, at the top of the village, the burial ground meets the needs of local parishioners for the final resting place of residents, of all faiths and none, and those with strong connections to the village (eg left the village to enter a care home).
The burial ground slopes gently to the east, watching the rising Sun as it breasts the Cotswold escarpment, to sink behind it into the west. Part laid to grass and part laid to wildflower meadow, the intention is to encourage non-human inhabitants; butterflies, bees and other small creatures into the area, to enhance the environment. Neither a ‘green burial ground’ nor a painstakingly manicured lawn, the site offers a beautiful place for families to remember their loved ones.
Charfield Parish Council operate as a Burial Authority, and have their own web site for the burial ground. You can find it at http://charfieldburialground.org.uk