The St Albans Woodland Burial Trust was registered with the Charity Commission, number 1118216, on 5th March 2007 following a long search for suitable land that could meet both our current and future needs (please see our Woodland Timeline for further details).

The Memorandum and Articles of Association governing the Charity were incorporated on 18th December 2006 and confirm the main activities of the Trust.

The Trust's objectives are the provision of a woodland burial site for those people and families wishing to be buried in consecrated/protected ground in an environmentally and ecologically sustainable manner.

We actively train and support our staff so that they in turn can provide the family and friends of the bereaved with services and support during such difficult times.

Through active management of the woodland, the site has been developed and preserved in order to provide a semi-natural woodland environment during its infancy which in turn will become one of the country's ancient woodlands of tomorrow - for future generations to enjoy whilst preserving a diverse woodland structure, safeguarding notable species and wildlife communities.

"The Trust is a non-profit charity that specifically addresses the concerns and wishes of the community. Tackling problems such as deforestation, global warming and sustainability. We offer a resting place for those of any faith, or none at all, without prejudice or bias, in the most cost effective way possible."

Charles Royden, Chair of St Albans Woodland Burial Trust

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Woodland Burial Statistics

Period Burials Interment of Ashes Reservation for Burials Reservation for Ashes
June 2007 - March 2008 12 6 13 9
April 2008 - March 2009 13 9 15 9
April 2009 - March 2010 20 13 37 7
April 2010 - March 2011 19 15 34 10
April 2011 - March 2012 13 13 36 23
April 2012 - March 2013 18 18 43 16
April 2013 - March 2014 26 14 52 16
April 2014 - March 2015 33 29 32 17
April 2015 - March 2016 19 12 46 27
Total 173 129 308 134

Further Details

Find out about the individuals that share the passion and objectives of the Trust. The Trustees
The journey to this point has not been a simple matter, but then again, the best things in life rarely are... view a graphical representation of our journey, past, present and future. Just follow this link :- Woodland Burial Historical Timeline

Financial Accounts

Income £67,091
Expenditure £52,124
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Income £58,422
Expenditure £43,280
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Income £58,135
Expenditure £47,347
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Income £43,923
Expenditure £25,689
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Income £40,138
Expenditure £23,223
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Charity Commission

PO Box 211,
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United Kingdom: (0300) 066 9197