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, Guide to Sections, 2017.02.28 (PDF, 227 Kb)
A Guide to the sections at St Mary's Cemetery
Cemetery, Handbook, 2021.02.22 (PDF, 190 Kb)
Cemetery Handbook as approved by Council - February 2021
Cemetery, Handbook Appendices, 2021.02.22 (PDF, 289 Kb)
Cemetery Handbook Appendices as approved by Council - February 2021
Cemetery, Terms and Conditions, 2017.07.05 (PDF, 211 Kb)
Cemetery Terms and Conditions as approved by Council on 5th July 2017
Reserve a Burial Space
You may also apply to reserve a grave
Forms, Interment Application Form, 2020.10.27 (PDF, 216 Kb)
All applications for interment must be provisionally agreed verbally at least 5 clear working days prior to the interment (contact 01754 840040) and then confirmed using the Application for Interment Form at least 2 clear working days prior to the interment.
Form to be competed by Funeral Directors who sign burial forms on behalf of the family of the deceased during the COVID-19 outbreak only.
Forms, Application to scatter ashes, 2020.10.27 (PDF, 139 Kb)
Application to Scatter Ashes in the Memorial Garden - May 2018
Memorial Mason Guidance
Forms, Memorial Application Form, 2020.10.27 (PDF, 147 Kb)
All memorial application forms must be submitted with the correct fee - Updated May 2018
Fees and Charges
Cemetery, Fees and Charges from August 2019, 2019.08.13 (PDF, 102 Kb)
Cemetery fees and charges from August 2019
Policies, Memorial Safety, 2020.01.29 (PDF, 103 Kb)
Memorial safety policy, approved 29th January 2020.
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
Grief, Loss & Bereavement
- The Good Grief 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.