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The Burial Ground is located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge

5 mins from junction 12 of the M11

Nearest postcode CB23 7BN

Signposted from the A603 Cambridge to Sandy road. Cycle racks available

Click here for a map or phone 01223 303874 with any questions or for help with funeral arrangements

Two glades in the North Glebe, Hornbeam and Aspen, are now in use for all new burials.
To help find a grave there are plans with names and plot numbers on the left hand Lodge noticeboard


Tasteful Christmas wreaths can be placed on graves from 9th December onwards but please do not hang anything in the trees.
Whatever remains will be removed in early January.
The Lodge will be open as usual on the 20th December, but closed on the 27th December. It will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Wishing you all a very peaceful and happy Christmas

 

Woodland burial is a centuries-old practice which is justifiably enjoying a great revival. As people become more aware not only of their responsibility to the environment but also of their ability to choose where their ultimate resting place will be, more and more are turning to woodland burial, where their impact on the environment is less than that of cremation, and where they know they will rest in an increasingly beautiful, natural setting which their family and friends may return to with pleasure as the years pass.

The idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new woodlands, and in so doing we can leave something that will be enjoyed by our great grandchildren, is considerably more appealing than opting for the often very impersonal, crowded environment of more traditional cemeteries, with serried ranks of graves and headstones.

The Arbory Trust was the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial. Throughout the centuries the Christian church has offered care and comfort to the dying and bereaved. We feel that this caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should be available to all. We warmly welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, geographical or theological boundary, and you are assured of a warm, caring service at all times from our well-trained staff.

Trustee Dr Gareth Thomas shares his expert knowledge. OCTOBER'S HEADLINES.
An extended version is displayed on the Lodge noticeboard at Barton.

autumn colours with yellow aspen, brown oak and reddish field maple leaves amongst many others. Leaves are being shed quickly especially by the willows and silver birches in preparation for Winter. However, regeneration is never far away as both hazel and alders already have fresh catkins. The first Redwings had arrived from their Northern and Eastern breeding grounds. Other birds seen or heard, 9 starlings, 8 wood pigeons, 4 magpies,2 robins 2 great tits. A kestrel was hunting and A couple of buzzards were flying ponderously over the North Glebe towards the end of the month frantically trying to find some warm air thermals