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
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April 2014 newsletter now available. See newsletter page
We are very sad to announce the passing of Trustee, the Rt Revd Stephen Sykes. His support as Bishop of Ely in the very early days was absolutely key
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.
idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new
and in doing so 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
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. As an integral
part of God's calling to all Christians, we feel that this
caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should
be available to all whether they are buried in a churchyard,
crematorium or woodland.
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.
As an established
member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, we follow
the Code of Conduct designed to safeguard your confidence
and ensure good practice.
Office : Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, CB7
4DX. Telephone: 01223 303874 : Charity Number: 1079635