Following updates from the Government the two burial grounds in Kidlington, at St Mary’s and Bicester Road, are now partially open. Until further notice, to protect our Open Spaces staff, they will remain closed between 9am and 4pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday) because staff will be maintaining the grounds. The Parish Council will review this on a weekly basis to ensure that residents are able to visit their loved ones during this difficult time.

Burial grounds are one of the Parish Council's statutory responsibilities. The Parish Council maintains three burial grounds in the village.

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This is the historic burial ground around St Mary's Church, and has long been closed to new interments. However the Parish Council has assumed responsibility for its maintenance.


The newer burial ground next to the old churchyard is maintained by the Parish Council. It is now full and closed to further interments, except in previously reserved spaces. However there is a Garden of Remembrance where ashes may still be buried after cremation. Arrangements may be made directly with the Parish Council (see below for contact details), or through a funeral director.


All interments (burials) are now made in the Council's cemetery on Bicester Road. Bicester Road is a lawn cemetery: with very limited exceptions, apart from the headstones and their bases graves are covered with turf, in order to give the site a pleasant rural appearance.

Bicester Road Cemetery Statement


Arrangements for interments are made through funeral directors. All other communications about the cemetery should be directed to community@kidlington-pc.gov.uk, or to the address given under the Contact page.