The Cemetery, which is managed and maintained by Henfield Parish Council is non-denominational and remains open at all times throughout the year
The Cemetery is a serene and tranquil tree lined area north of the Parish Church of St Peter’s.
A number of benches provides seating for those wanting A place for quiet contemplation and remembrance.
NEW CEMETERY EXTENSION
Immediately north of the Cemetery is an area of land which has been designated as an extension of the Cemetery. Planning Permission was granted in January 2020 for the new extension to be created. More details can be found here
In 1884 The Parochial Church Council took out a loan to purchase a new burial ground because the churchyard at St Peter's Parish Church, Henfield had become full.
The southern part of the cemetery opened in 1885 and in 1894 the first Henfield Parish Council was elected
The Council took over the administration of the cemetery, and has continued to do so since that time.
Many famous people have lived in Henfield through the ages, and in modern times have been buried in the new cemetery. These include Prince Littler, the theatre impresario, and Judge Block who famously sentenced Mick Jagger for a drugs offence. Also in the cemetery is Arthur Reed Ropes, better known under his pseudonym Adrian Ross, who was a lyricist for the British stage from the 1890s to the 1930s.
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