The death of a loved one...
Getting over the death of a loved one takes a lot longer that most people imagine. Up until the funeral there is often so much to arrange and sort out that you are carried along by it all. Sometimes the funeral itself helps to bring home the reality of what has happened, though, for many people it can be an additional ordeal. We all grieve in different ways: some show their sorrow very openly while others bottle it up, but it is still there. Grieving does not begin or end with the funeral service.
Churchyard regulations are different to those which govern civil cemeteries. So if you are planning to have a memorial in the churchyard it is important to find out what these regulations are before you choose any design, lettering or type of stone. Existing memorials also do not set a precedent. You can get a leaflet from the church office which offers some current guidelines but you will need to make application to the Vicar for approval. Early consultation helps to avoid disappointment and upset for everyone.
Link to bereavement team + leaflets