Cemeteries in the Parish

The Parish Council maintains both the cemetery at the rear of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul and the now closed cemetery in Marlow Road.


The cemetery under the management of the Parish Council comprises a number of areas:

  • The churchyard (has been completely closed to new burials for many years)

  • The churchyard extension (now full)

  • The original parish cemetery (now full)

  • The lawn cemetery (currently open)

  • The cremations area, which spans the churchyard extension and the original parish cemetary (currently open)

Burial plots are only available to parishioners or former parish residents.

No pre-purchase or reservation of plots is permitted.

Any person whose name appears on the Register of Electors, or is eligible to appear on the Register, as well as their children under the age of majority, may be interred in the Burial Ground on payment of the appropriate charges.

Parishioners who had left the Parish for a care home will remain eligible for 10 years.

Former parishioners who have already acquired burial rights to a double grave will remain eligible

Cremation plots are in the Churchyard Extension which is administered by St Peter and St Paul's Church. Please contact the South Chilterns Group of Churches administrator on 01494 854045 or via this webpage if a cremation plot is required.

The rules are here

Note that:

  • Work permits MUST be obtained for all works to graves and gravestones in the Lawn Cemetery from the clerk to the Parish Council.

  • Stokenchurch Parish Council will not allow any gravestones that do not meet our regulations. Kerb stones are strictly prohibited.

  • Strictly no access for works without an approved Work Permit.

  • The council reserve the right to remove any works that do not comply with the agreed Work Permit.

Links to documents regarding the cemetery are linked in the boxes below:

War Memorial

The Stone cross was dedicated to the fallen in the war of 1914 — 1919 and unveiled on Sunday the 7th June 1925 by Field Marshal Sir William Robertson.

Subsequently the names of the men and women of the parish who lost their lives in the war of 1939 —1945 were added.

It is grade 2 listed for the following reason:

  • Architectural Interests ( As an elegant Latin Cross with finely carved details )

The Memorial was built by Messrs Axtell and Son of Oxford and was built on land donated by Marcus Slade QC of Mallards Court Stokenchurch adjacent to a Memorial Hall, which was also erected in 1925.

Included on this cross are the names of two women —

Eleanor Slade was a experienced pilot, she died following a crash after take off at Little Rissington Gloucestershire on the 13th July 1944 (age 40)

Florence Steptoe was a Private in Auxiliary Territorial Service and died on 26th October 1942 (age 20)

The memorial is dedicated with four panels, bearing 40 names of those who died in the first World War, and three panels bearing 31 names from the Second World War.

There are 9 War Graves in the Old Marlow Road Cemetery: details are available on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

The Parish Council are grateful to the War Memorials Trust for their 2021 grant which went towards:

  • Cleaning the memorial

  • Repairing a broken step

  • Re-cutting some lettering, which was beginning to spall

Their Names Live Forever More