St Peter’s Churchyard

St Peter’s Churchyard is now closed for new burials.  The only burials that can take place in the churchyard is where there is space in an existing grave.  Burials can take place at Portishead Cemetery and this can be arranged with your Funeral Director.
St Peter’s Churchyard does have a Garden of Remembrance for the Burial of Cremated Remains which is open to all those who have lived in Portishead.  Cremated Remains are usually buried following a short ceremony conducted by a member of the Portishead Church of England clergy team or by a minister from another Christian denomination
The diocese of Bath and Wells have regulations about the monuments that may be introduced into the churchyard and the way graves are maintained. (see links below)  No monument, memorial stone or other memorial may be introduced into the churchyard or to mark a grave or cremations plot with out written permission or faculty and payment of the appropriate legal fee.  For further information please speak either to your stonemason, funeral director or to our Church Office. Contact us today
As the churchyard is now closed for burials it is maintained by North Somerset Council.  We hold only limited records of those buried in the churchyard and all past burial registers are held by the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. www.somerset.gov.uk/archives