Faculty application to move gravestones in the churchyard of St Mary’s, East Barnet

The chancellor has granted a faculty for the construction of a new church hall as an extension to the church of St Mary the Virgin. The designs for that hall approved as part of faculty 0958 require the removal of gravestones currently standing within the intended footprint of the hall.

The PCC is applying for a faculty to move those gravestones, and relocate them in appropriate surroundings within the churchyard, to the south east and south west quarters, between stones currently there. This respects the legacy of memorialisation of those buried in the area.