Kingsley Parish Council, Hampshire

St Nicholas Chapel and Cemetery

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Kingsley Parish Council took over the ownership of the church and cemetery when the Church of England declared it redundant in the early 1980s. 

The Council obtained legal agreement in 2012 to extend the covenant on the redundant church so that it can be used for community and cultural events as well as being used as a burial chapel.

The Chapel and Cemetery are now looked after and maintained by the Parish Council and the Friends of St Nicholas (FoSN).

FoSN arranges fund raising events to support the maintenance of the Chapel and looks after the Chapel day to day. 

The Parish Council pays for the maintenance of the cemetery. The grass paths and areas surrounding the new graves are cut regularly between March & November. The rest of the cemetery is cut and cleared three times a year at times which are most advantageous to encourage wild flowers.