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Since the foundation of St. John the Divine in 1866, burials have been carried out in our extensive chuchyard until very recently.

Burial records are held at the Staffordshire records Office but for the burials that have a legible headstone, we have a database that lists names, dates and location of the burials that enables you to find any grave that we have listed.

Please note:  There are very many burials in the churchyard that do not have a headstone.  Prior to 1954 there are records of who is buried in the churchyard but there were no records kept that list locations of graves, so we can only identify where people are buried if there is a headstone.  If there is no headstone it is not possible to locate any burial place.

The procedure is:

  1. Download a copy of the Graveyard Notes to explain the process.
  2. Download the graveyard database. This is available as:
    graveyard.pdf - a list in alphabetical order for those who do not have access to a spreadsheet.
    graves-numerical.pdf - a list of graves in numerical order
    graveyard.xls  in Excel format, also useable in OpenOffice™
    graveyard.csv for other spreadsheets
  3. Use it to find the grave-number and location of the grave you wish to find.
  4. Printout the Key to Areas and the plan of the area where the grave is located.

Graveyard Database

Plans of Graveyard areas