Definition of parishioner

Right of burial at parishioner charges

The term parishioner means, for the purpose of right of burial at parishioner charges:

a) A person who lived in the London Borough of Bromley at the time of death – regardless of any previous borough boundary changes; or

b) A person who actually dies within the borough’s boundaries; or

c) A person acting on behalf of a deceased parishioner of the London Borough of Bromley can purchase a grave on behalf for the sole use of the deceased person.

d) A person who in the opinion of the authority has displayed evidence of being a parishioner by:

  1. Council Tax/rate bill
  2. Electoral roll
  3. Bank statement.

A grave space may be purchased by a parishioner (at parishioner’s fees) for the burial of a non-parishioner. However, the interment fees will be charged at non-parishioner fees.

Interments at parishioner charges

The term parishioner means, for interments at parishioners charges:

Parishioners as above; or

a) A person, who, although living outside the borough was prior to removal a parishioner in the borough at the time when the exclusive right of burial was purchased, and the deceased is the purchaser, parent, child or partner of the purchaser regardless of any boundary charges, or

b) Residents of the borough who have moved into a nursing home or nursing hospital which is outside the borough, prior to their death.

c) A person having moved out of borough within the previous twelve months and was formerly a long time resident in the borough (minimum 10 years) and can display evidence as prescribed above.

d) The term parishioner shall in the case of the cemetery at Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, include inhabitants of the former Urban District Council of Chislehurst and Sidcup up until 1965, which now falls within the London Borough of Bexley.