The importance of memorials as a means of commemorating the life of a loved one; to act as a focus for grief and to form an historical record in years to come has been widely recognised.
In order to allow a wide choice of memorials for you, we work closely with local memorial stone masons and with the National Association of Memorial Masons so depending on the type of grave you purchase, they will be able to advise you of the size and design permitted.
A Memorial Permit Application will need to be submitted prior to any work being carried out in the cemetery. The memorial mason will discuss this application with you and ensure that the correct person signs the application for the intended work.
The application is checked by us to ensure the correct person has signed it, this should be the grave owner. Contact us if you are not sure if you should sign. We check that the dimensions are within our regulations and that the mason is a current member of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons
Once the permit is issued and the mason has completed the work, we will check to ensure the memorial is fixed on the correct grave in a satisfactory manner. A permit fee (£85) is charged for this service.
Should you wish for the memorial to be refurbished or cleaned by a memorial mason, a permit must still be applied for. We will carry out the usual checks but to encourage the maintenance of memorials, we will not charge a permit fee.
A small or large wooden cross or marker can be purchased, to be placed at the head of any purchased grave, where regulations permit, and a small cross or marker may be purchased to be placed on any cremated remains plot, where regulations permit.
Each wooden memorial is supplied with a name plate, designed to accommodate a personal inscription.
You will be advised when the memorial has been placed on the grave.
Please post the completed application form and cheque to:
Cardiff Bereavement Services