Coffin sliding – urban myths vs the law

The procedure of “coffin sliding” is one of the devices employed in the funeral trade for moving coffins to adjacent plots to remedy errors and other changes following their initial interment [1]. Whilst its use is only infrequently reported, to date it has featured in four consistory court determinations, here. The associated law is discussed below with reference to the most recent reference to “coffin sliding”, Re Chevington Cemetery [2023] ECC New 3. Continue reading