Churchyard

Volunteers are warmly welcome to help keep areas of the Churchyard clear.  Please call the Parish Office if you would like to devote some time to a particular area: 01435 873484.

KEY INFORMATION

Please see our Churchyard Regulations to see what is and is not permitted within the grounds of our beautiful Churchyard:

Churchyard Regulations August 2020

Our records go back to 1992 and cover both burial and cremation plots.

  • For earlier records, please contact East Sussex Records Office:-
  • Genealogy Enquiries
    If you have any enquiries concerning
    Baptisms before 1989,
    Weddings before September 2003 or
    Burials before May 1992
    please contact:
    East Sussex Records Office
    The Keep
    Woollards Way
    Brighton BN1 9BP
    01273 482349
    thekeep@eastsussex.gov.uk
    For more recent records please contact:
    The Parish Office, St Dunstan’s Church
    01435 873484
    stdunstan@tiscali.co.uk
    Thank you.
  • Information required to conduct a search of the Mayfield churchyard:-
  1. Name of the deceased
  2. Approximate date of death

With this information we can locate the plot within the churchyard

  • Search Fee:  £31.00 per hour (from 1st January 2020)
  • Please make cheques payable to Mayfield PCC
  • Contacts:  The Parish Office, London House, High Street, Mayfield, TN20 6AQ

Tel: 01435 873484        e-mail: stdunstan@tiscali.co.uk

or  Mrs Felicity Robinson.  Tel: 01435 872268  e-mail: fmtully@btinternet.com

grave-header.jpgIn September 2010, the Friends of Mayfield Churchyard was established as a registered charity.  The charitable purposes are to provide financial and other support for the general maintenance, conservation, environmental protection and upkeep of the churchyard belonging to the Parish of St Dunstan, Mayfield, East Sussex, for the benefit of all inhabitants of the Parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes

    • For further details please contact the Parish office above
  • The Chancellor of the Diocese of Chichester lays down certain rules and regulations regarding churchyards within his jurisdiction and a copy of these are set out below

Chancellor’s General Directives: January 2016 

The Labyrinth – This outdoor Prayer Walk, at the bottom end of our Churchyard, is one of the largest in Sussex.  There is only one way in to the centre and you return the same way, stopping to say a prayer or two as you go.  Please enjoy this wonderful resource and space.

To listen to an interview that Fr Nigel gave to BBC Radio Sussex, click the link

Upper Churchyard Path – has been constructed in Bredon gravel (as in Buckingham Palace!) by Frogheath Landscapes. All this work has been kindly paid for by Friends of Mayfield Churchyard. Please have a word with Miles Smith if you would like to find out more about how to support their work.