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Saltash Town Council - Churchtown Cemetery

Churchtown Cemetery was opened in 2011 to provide burial space for Saltash residents and is operated by the Town Council. For all enquiries please contact the Town Council offices or your funeral director.

When visiting the cemetery please respect other visitors and keep noise to a minimum. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the cemetery.

Cemetery opening hours

The cemetery is operational during daylight hours - Monday to Friday.

Getting to the cemetery

The cemetery is located opposite St Stephens Church on Farm Lane. Please note that there is limited parking available at the cemetery and access may be restricted during funerals.

The postcode of the cemetery is PL12 4AP.

Public transport

Please check Transport for Cornwall for latest travel information.


Toilets (during opening hours), water tap, waste bins.

Memorial Rose Garden

A rose bush can be planted within a designated area at Churchtown Cemetery and is available on a 10 year renewable lease. The initial price includes the provision of the bush and a plaque bearing a short inscription which is placed in front of each rose.

During the lease period the roses are maintained by members of Town Council staff and may also be replaced within the first two years should the need arise. Please note that no other items are permitted in the rose beds and rose bushes/plaques are not permitted within any other area of Churchtown Cemetery. 

Letters to Heaven 

The red post box situated at the entrance to Churchtown Cemetery was installed for grieving people to write letters to heaven. The letters to lost loved ones can be posted in a sealed envelope using the post-box. 

Items posted can be anything from cards for events such as birthdays, anniversary and Christmas to letters and messages. The post box is not owned or serviced by Royal Mail so no stamp is required. 

Every item posted will be treated with confidentiality and will not be opened. Staff will regularly remove the items from the post box and store them securely until they are included in the Town Council's green waste process for disposal. 

Useful documents

The documents below can be downloaded as pdf documents and are also available in large print on request.

Fees and Charges:

Click the below links to view and download the fees and charges:

Churchtown fees and charges 2024-25

St Stephens fees and charges 2024-25

Information & Application Forms

CC01 Management Policy & Regulations

CC02 Guide to Grave Ownership and Deed of Transfer

CC03 Exclusive Right of Burial - Application to purchase a new grave

CC04 ER Burial - Application to purchase cremated remains grave

CC005 Application for Interment

CC06 Memorial Application

CC07 Rules & Regulations relating to the erection of memorials

Memorial Rose Bush Application Form

Memorial Bench Application Form