Woodland burial offers a natural alternative to traditional burial and cremation. People chose woodland burial for many different reasons…
• Love the countryside
• Care for the environment
• Seek simplicity
• Want a secular funeral
• Just want something different
Nutfield Woodland Burial offers all these. Set in a naturally wooded area behind the traditional cemetery, additional native trees have been planted to add to the beauty and sustainability of the area. In keeping with the principles of a natural burial site, only biodegradable coffins or caskets (wooden, natural products or cloth shroud) are permitted. Similarly, we only allow a single type of headstone that can lie flat, to maintain the woodland aspect.
Memorial trees are not planted on top of graves; they are planted in large groups comprising a selection from native trees such as oak, yew, silver birch, holly, hazel, hawthorn, crab apple. Plaques in memory of a loved one may be attached to suitably mature trees or alternatively fixed upon the benches within the burial area. In this way we preserve the aspect of a natural, wooded area and over the years the burial area will grow once again into a fully wooded meadow interspersed with patches of wild flowers. For this reason the grass is only cut twice a year, although walkways will be cut more often. Plots can be purchased or reserved individually or as double or family plots. We do not offer the services provided by a Funeral Director but can give you details of local companies
There are 3 areas within the woodland burial site. One is reserved for current parishioners; the other two simply offer a choice between standard and premium, reflecting the maturity of the woodland with standard being the meadow area not yet fully planted. Once you have selected the plot area you wish to reserve (for burial or ashes), you simply need to decide whether you wish in addition to purchase a memorial tablet, tree or bench plaque.
A Table of Fees and Regulations for the Woodland Burial Area can be downloaded from this link:
Owned by the Parish Council, the site is non profit making and any surpluses are used to the benefit of the community. It is a peaceful area, allowing loved ones the quiet to grieve and reflect, and it will always remain so.
For further information or assistance
please contact the Assistant Clerk.
From the M25 travelling East Take junction 8 and follow the signs to Reigate and then Redhill. Pass under the railway bridge and follow the signs to the A25 Godstone. From the M25 travelling West Take junction 6 to Redhill. Go onto the A25 via Godstone and the cemetery is on the right hand side a quarter of mile passed Nutfield village.