Closed Churchyards

We are currently responsible for the maintenance of the closed churchyards at St. Benedict Biscop in Wombourne, St. John the Evangelist in Swindon, St. Paul's, in Coven and St. Peter's in Kinver.

A churchyard can become closed under one of the following circumstances:

  • It is full and there is no space for any new burial plots.
  • The continued use of the churchyard for burials may constitute either a risk to safety or be contrary to decency.
  • If not allowing any further burials to take place may prevent or mitigate nuisance.

For more details on the maintenance that we are responsible for at these churchyards, please contact Bereavement Services on 01902 696111 or at

For information on other matters relating to these churches you will need to contact the church direct using the following contact details and website links below:

St. Benedict Biscop, Wombourne: Telephone: 01902 897700

St. John the Evangelist, Swindon: Telephone: 01384 298627

St. Paul's, Coven: Telephone: 01902 791923

St. Peter's, Kinver: Telephone: 01384 872877


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