A burial ground is under the charge and administration of the minister and wardens of the parochial unit in which the burial ground is situated. For this purpose, a "burial ground" means land (including church grounds) being church trust property consecrated for or being used as a burial ground.
A burial ground must not be used for any purpose other than the burial of the dead according to the rites and ceremonies of the Anglican Church of Australia.
The Archbishop and the trustees of a burial ground together may make and from time to time alter rules, regulations and scales of fees-
A columbarium erected on land which is church trust property is under the charge and administration of the minister and wardens of the parochial unit in which that land is situated. For this purpose, a "columbarium" is any building, wall or other improvement of any description, or part thereof, in which ashes of a deceased person are placed or stored or are intended to be placed or stored.
A columbarium may not be erected on land which is church trust property unless -
The Archbishop and the trustees of church trust property, not being a burial ground, upon which is erected a columbarium together may make and from time to time alter rules, regulations and scale of fees -
No monument, memorial or tablet can be placed in or on any part of church trust property (including a church), or be removed from church trust property, except with the approval of the Archbishop by faculty. See Faculties. However, the parish council may permit an alteration to an existing monument, memorial or tablet in a burial ground without a faculty.
Current as at 23 March 2010
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