The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Herrington, Penshaw & Shiney Row

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The Garden of Remembrance at All Saints Penshaw

This was established in 1998 for the interment of the cremated remains of loved ones.

The Faculty (i.e. permission from the Diocese) specifically states that no ornaments, glass vases, flowers or any other means of marking the plots shall be permitted in the Garden.

Recently, however, many flowers, vases and even grave markings have been left on the grass.  Dead flowers are unsightly and the plastic wrappings do not degrade.

It is understood  that people have a desire to remember their departed relatives by leaving flowers and other messages on anniversaries or birthdays and at other times.  Whilst the Church recognises this means of remembrance means such a lot, unfortunately it is not permissible for flowers, vases and other markers to be left in the Garden.

Sunderland Council is responsible for the maintenance of the Churchyard and cutting the grass.  We have been informed several times by the council that they will not cut the grass if any flowers, or markers are left in the Garden.

People are kindly asked not to leave flowers or any means of markers in the Garden 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact the Churchwardens at All Saints Penshaw. Details are on the All Saints tab in the left hand menu.

Thank You


'One for the Road' - Men's informal social group

For any information or to indicate your attendance get in touch with Rev Simon:

07985 501 753



Donating through GIFT AID is a way of increasing your donation to the Church by 25p for every £ donated.

All you need to do is to complete a Gift Aid Declaration and give it to the Churchwarden or the Gift Aid Secretary.   The Church claims the amount from HMRC once a year. 

The Treasurer has recently received a cheque for £2887.62 for the year 2016 in respect of All Saints.

It does not cost you anything nor will HMRC contact you.  As long as you complete the declaration, and have paid Income Tax via your salary or pension or Capital Gains, the church will be able to claim the Tax Relief - Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

There is a link below which will allow you to view and print off a Gift Aid Declaration Form. Complete the form and give it to The Churchwarden or Treasurer.



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