Melbourne Parish Council

The Cemetry

The Packhorse Road Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Melbourne Parish Council, whose mission is to provide a respectful and dignified environment for the interment and remembrance of the people who lived in the Parish of Melbourne. Visitors to the Cemetery are welcomed and asked to respect and share the pride taken in its appearance and maintenance.

In 2002, Melbourne came second in the Best Cemetery Competition in the whole of the UK and Ireland. Melbourne Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of the grounds and Garden of Remembrance, burials, interments, and the erection of memorials. A Safety Check has been undertaken on headstones and memorials as part of an ongoing Health and Safety procedure.

In 2014, a photograph of Melbourne Cemetery, taken by Andrew Jackson, was highly commended by the Institute of Cemeteries and Crematorium Management (ICCM). The photograph was displayed in the ICCM magazine and at their AGM and Annual Dinner. The condition of the Cemetery was also commended and the Sexton, Robert Holman, collected a certificate at the ICCM AGM.

 

Where is the Cemetery located?

The Packhorse Road Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Melbourne Parish Council, whose mission is to provide a respectful and dignified environment for the interment and remembrance of the people who lived in the Parish of Melbourne. Visitors to the Cemetery are welcomed and asked to respect and share the pride taken in its appearance and maintenance.

The Old Burial Ground

The medieval burial ground in Castle Street is maintained by Melbourne Parish Council. It closed in 1860 and contains a large number of attractive slate headstones, carved principally by the Dunnicliff family.

Burial Costs 2017

 

Remembrance Birdbox

Melbourne Parish Council is making available an alternative way of remembering loved one with the introduction of memorial bird boxes. The price includes a memorial plaque attached to the bird box plus the fitting to the tree of choice within the Packhorse Road Cemetery. Click the link below to download the order form.

Download our Order Form Here

Remembrance Tree 2016

Melbourne Parish Council is holding its second Remembrance Tree event from 1st December to 24th December. This will be held in the Chapel at the Packhorse Road Cemetery between 9am and 4pm on Mondays to Thursday and between 9am and 12pm on Fridays. This year the Chapel will be open on Saturday and Sunday mornings between 9am and 11.30am. This year’s tree has been kindly donated by the Sainsbury’s store on Derby Road. For more details please click the notice download button below:

Remembrance Tree Notice

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