Diocese of Manchester

    Churchyard Regulations (updated August 2019)

    With the advent of Lapidaris stones (which are similar to a Quick Response Code) the Chancellor has decided to amend para 2.5.9. of Appendix B of the Churchyard Regulations:

    2.5.9. No QR [Quick Response] codes [which provide an instant link to a memorial internet page showing a virtual memorial of the Deceased`s life] or other link electronically or otherwise to web-based memorial pages may be placed upon any memorial without a faculty. This is due to the possibility of non-theological content and/or defamatory statements which might leave the Incumbent liable to action in defamation.

    The additional wording is shown in bold type for ease of reference.

    Download Churchyard Regulations 2016 (rev. August 2019).

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