Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales

Avril Maddrell, Yasminah Beebeejaun, Katie McClymont, Brenda Mathijssen, Danny McNally, Sufyan Abid Dogra

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Abstract

This report focuses on a little discussed but important dimension of migrant and minority experiences in England and Wales: cemetery and crematoria provision. These important spaces and services, including their gardens of remembrance, are provided and managed primarily by local authorities, alongside some private providers including faith groups (e.g. Church of England / Wales) and commerical services. Planners play an important role in forward-planning for and mediating negotiations around the location of local services.

Based on extensive research with local communities and service providers in four case study towns in England and Wales, this report outlines the challenges, examples of good practice and creative opportunities for cemetery and crematoria providers and users. We argue that diversity-ready cemeteries, crematoria and remembrance sites are a necessary but currently neglected aspect of an inclusive and integrated multicultural society; addressing these issues will contribute to greater social well-being and a more inclusive civic culture.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyArts and Humanities Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council
Number of pages68
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018

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Maddrell, A., Beebeejaun, Y., McClymont, K., Mathijssen, B., McNally, D., & Abid Dogra, S. (2018). Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales.
Maddrell, Avril ; Beebeejaun, Yasminah ; McClymont, Katie ; Mathijssen, Brenda ; McNally, Danny ; Abid Dogra, Sufyan. / Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales. 2018. 68 p.
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