The churchyard at St James’, Ruscombe is still in use for burials for those who live in the civil parish of Ruscombe. Twyford churchyard has been declared full and is closed, but Twyford Parish Council manages the parish burial ground which is immediately adjacent, and those from the civil parish of Twyford may be buried there. The churchyards at Hurst are also closed to new burials.

Burials of Ashes after cremation can take place at St Nicholas’, Hurst, St James’, Ruscombe or the Twyford parish burial ground for those from the relevant civil parishes.  There is also a Garden of Remembrance at St Mary’s, Twyford, where ashes may be placed and a Book of Remembrance in the church.

To arrange a funeral, please contact the church office, Tel: 0118 934 4792, email:


Useful links

A very helpful leaflet from Oxford Diocese 

Current Churchyard regulations for Oxford Diocese   

General information on funerals in the Church of England 

Last modified: Monday, 31 January 2022, 1:24 PM