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Cemeteries

Skegness Cemetery is located at St Mary's Church Winthorpe.

The Town Council is responsible for the following services at St Mary's Cemetery;

  • Maintenance of the grounds
  • Grave digging
  • Managing burial rights
  • Giving permission for memorials
  • Ensuring legal documentation and records are produced and correct
  • Keeping records of burials.

The Town Council has an approved policy which guides the operation of the cemetery.

St Mary's Cemetery - Guide to Sections

Cemetery Handbook

Reserve a Burial Space

Internment Application

  • Forms, Internment Application Form, 2017.02.24 (PDF, 421 Kb)

    All applications for interment must be provisionally agreed verbally at least 5 clear working days prior to the interment (contact 01754 766113) and then confirmed using the Application for Interment Form at least 2 clear working days prior to the interment.

Statutory Declaration

Memorial Mason Guidance

Memorial Application

Fees and Charges

Memorial Inspections

Public Health Burials

Under the Public Health Act 1984 East Lindsey District Council can be asked to make arrangements for the burial or cremation of a person who has no family or other person who can undertake such arrangements.

When a Local Authority makes arrangements it becomes responsible for the person's estate. Any possessions may be disposed of in order to raise monies to cover the costs incurred by the cremation or burial.

For more information about public health burials please visit East Lindsey District Council's website

Coping with a Death

Please see below for information that may help you following the death of a loved one.

  • New Horizons

    Bereavement Support Group in Skegness.

  • Lincolnshire County Council

    Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board - Bereavement Advice

  • Lincolnshire County Council

    Grief and Loss - A guide of helpful websites

  • The Bereavement Trust

    The Bereavement Trust is a National Freephone Helpline, operating every evening of the year, without exception.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

    Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. They have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by there network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free.