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Onchan Church still needs more graves

Popularity of burial causing shortage

The number of people being buried is creating difficulties for church authorities in the east of the Island.

St Peter's Church, Onchan has been searching without success for additional cemetery land for two years.

The fruitless effort has now led to a question being asked in Tynwald this morning.

Onchan member Rob Callister wants to know what the Department of Infrastructure is doing to assist the Church.

Archdeacon Andy Brown says being buried, as opposed to cremation, is a popular choice here.

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