Cemetery restorers can get back to work

VOLUNTEERS whose work to restore a historic Town cemetery was put on hold can pick up their tools again after permission to disturb the consecrated ground was granted.

VOLUNTEERS whose work to restore a historic Town cemetery was put on hold can pick up their tools again after permission to disturb the consecrated ground was granted.

However, the group renovating the Rue des Freres site have been warned by parish constable Dennis Le Moignan that substandard alterations would be ‘sacrilegious’.

Their application to the Ecclesiastical Court to continue their efforts, led by States archaeologist Phil de Jersey, pictured, was approved yesterday.

However the Dean, the Very Rev. Canon Paul Mellor, said the condition of the approval was that the group had to work in partnership with parish officials – who had originally planned to turn the area into a park until objections from the volunteers – and consult all stakeholders.

Comments for: "Cemetery restorers can get back to work"

Guernsey Fudge

Sacrilegious ?

What about building The Terrace Bar and restaurant on a former graveyard, opposite the Town Church and above Picquet House ?

No one seems to be mentioning that, and memory cells are laying dormant with some people.

Rustylink

Not only that, the cemetery used to extend further towards the town church (where my grand mother was buried)and this was torn away to permit the building of the road running up from the side of Piquet House. My Grand father never forgave the authorities for disturbing her grave.

slep

Are they dead sure?