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Sunday Services:
1030 
Holy Eucharist 
(Church of England)

All welcome

Seasonal Services etc as advertised on Home Page

Access to St. Bart's for Sunday Services when roads are closed 
due to flooding is via West Gate, RNAS Yeovilton. 
Escorted convoys depart at 1010 and return at approximately 1245.
 


 

 

 

 

 


Although St Bart's is the Anglican Church for the Royal Naval Air Station, it also has an Ecumenical role with services for all denominations taking place throughout the year. 

If you are considering baptism or Confirmation, wishing to be married or have your marriage blessed, planning yours or your loved ones funeral, or are a member of a Service group, organisation or Association and would like to have a dedicated service, please contact the Chaplaincy for further information.

 


Cemetery Regulations

 
The Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church of Saint Bartholomew, Yeovilton is an official military cemetery which also contains World War Two Commonwealth War Graves. As such, the graveyard is maintained to a far higher standard than civilian cemeteries and subject to more stringent regulations.

The graveyard attached to the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church of Saint Bartholomew, Yeovilton is divided into three clearly marked sections; the Churchyard, the Royal Naval Cemetery and the Royal Naval Cemetery extension. The rules for each section are slightly different and have separate lines of authority and responsibility.

The Churchyard (Upper Section)

The Churchyard immediately surrounding the Church is administered by the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church Board of Trustees.

The Churchyard has been closed for new burials since 1993. However there is an area set aside for the interment of ashes for those who habitually worship at Saint Bartholomew’s. A one foot square marker stone will be permitted by agreement with the Minister in charge of the congregation who will inform the deceased's Next of Kin of the policy regarding design.

Churchyard stipulations:

 ·    No plastic or resin permanent features are allowed in the Churchyard

 ·     No temporary plastic or resin features (windmills, toys, message balloons, etc.) or soft toys are allowed in the Churchyard

 ·      No artificial flowers are allowed in the Churchyard

·  The placement of edging around Commonwealth War  Graves is not permitted in the Churchyard

It is recognised that it is extremely important to many people who visit individual graves to mark the occasion by leaving a tribute of remembrance. Visitors are therefore most welcome to leave cut flowers, wreaths or poppy crosses, all of which are respectfully removed by staff once they are faded or past their best.

The Royal Naval Cemetery (Middle Section)

The Royal Naval Cemetery is administered by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

This section is open for the interment of coffins or cremated remains of serving members of the Fleet Air Arm and those who have died in the service of the Fleet Air Arm.

Military graves are by tradition defined by their simplicity and uniformed appearance, irrespective of the individual's rank or circumstances of death. Therefore a MoD pattern headstone is to be erected in all cases of burial and will be provided to the deceased's Next of Kin by their Funeral Officer. Similarly, where an urn plot is provided for eligible personnel following cremation, individual plots are to be marked by a MoD standard one foot square Nabresina Stone marker provided to the deceased's Next of Kin by their Funeral Officer.

Stone markers to MoD specifications may be provided at private expense for spouses/civil partners who are buried in double graves or whose ashes are interred in single graves.

Royal Naval Cemetery stipulations:

·  Private monuments or tombstones are not to be erected in the Royal Naval Cemetery

· The placement of edging around MoD maintained or Commonwealth War Graves is not permitted in the Royal Naval Cemetery

·  No figurines, statues, memorial flower holders or other personal items on a grave are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery

·  No plastic or resin permanent features are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery

·  No temporary plastic or resin features (windmills, toys, message balloons, etc.) or soft toys are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery

·     No artificial flowers are allowed  in the Royal Naval Cemetery

It is recognised that it is extremely important to many people who visit individual graves to mark the occasion by leaving a tribute of remembrance. Visitors are therefore most welcome to leave cut flowers in the temporary spiked vases provided, wreaths or poppy crosses, all of which are respectfully removed by staff once they are faded or past their best.

The Royal Naval Cemetery Extension (Lower Section)

The Royal Naval Cemetery extension is administered by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

This section has not yet been released for the interment of coffins of serving members of the Fleet Air Arm or those who have died in the service of the Fleet Air Arm. When this section opens the same stipulations will apply as those for the Royal Naval Cemetery.

This section is open for the interment of cremated remains of ex-serving members of the Fleet Air Arm. Proof of the deceased’s service with the Fleet Air Arm will be required.

Where ashes are interred in this section, they are done so directly into the earth without a casket. No markers are permitted in this area but the name plate from a casket can be interred with ashes.
Names are recorded in the Book of Remembrance held in the Memorial Chapel inside the church. The ex-service person's  spouse/civil partner ashes may also be interred at the same plot but their name will not be recorded in the Book of Remembrance.

Royal Naval Cemetery extension stipulation

·  No figurines, statues, memorial flower holders or other personal items on ashes plots or in borders are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery extension

·     No plastic or resin permanent features on ashes plots or in borders are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery extension

·   No temporary plastic or resin features (windmills, toys, message balloons, etc.) or soft toys on ashes plots or in borders are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery extension

·    No artificial flowers on ashes plots or in borders are allowed in the Royal Naval Cemetery extension

·    Cut flowers may be placed on the grass over the site of interred ashes but all wrapping and packaging material around the flowers must be removed

 

 

Whilst there is no wish to deny mourners the chance to grieve appropriately by prohibiting personalisation of plots, there must be regulation and conformity in order that the cemetery remains at the highest level of neatness and beauty in addition to its military ambience. Furthermore the Churchyard, Royal Naval Cemetery and Royal Naval Cemetery extension are not permanently staffed so therefore the security of items of value, sentimental or monetary, cannot be guaranteed. 

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