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Relatives warned over unstable gravestones in Stanningley churchyard

A number of our gravestones in St Thomas’ Churchyard Stanningley have been deemed to be unstable, writes Andrew Hulme.

Works are required to put this matter right.

Headstones, monuments and grave kerbs are the property of the family and descendants of the deceased and should be maintained by them in good order and in a safe condition at all times.

St Thomas Stanningley War Graves
St Thomas has a number of graves, including war graves. Photo: Mark Stevenson

Failure to maintain the grave monuments etc in a safe condition will result in the Parochial Church Council dismantling them to be left lying in the plot.

If you are a descendant of any deceased within the churchyard of St Thomas’ Church, Stanningley, you are encouraged to visit the grave, assess its condition and if necessary make it safe to avoid any distress in the future.

If you believe that you or anyone you know should be involved, please contact the Church by e-mailing A representative will get back to you with the next steps.


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