Epitaph not allowed as 'too sentimental'
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Epitaph not allowed as 'too sentimental'

A woman has been refused permission to put the words she wanted on her husband's gravestone because they have been ruled as "over sentimental and not of Christian significance".

Clara Scott has been told by the chancellor of Ely Diocese, who approves matters relating to consecrated church yards, that the tribute "conflicts with church regulations".

Sheldon Jackson, who writes for the Cemetery Club blog, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One it was much more meaningful to put "words chosen by your family who knew you, rather than a standard message" on your headstone.

  • 14 Oct 2016