Churchyards & Closed Burial Grounds

The Town Council, by statute, maintains the churchyards at Holy Trinity Church and Christ Church in Skipton, together with the closed burial ground on Raikes Road.

This work includes the majority of grounds maintenance and grass cutting and the management of any trees, hedges and boundaries.

The Council is also responsible for floodlighting and the maintenance of the clock at Holy Trinity Church.

A community group - the Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground - oversees an ongoing project to restore and maintain these historic grounds and to make them accessible to the public. A number of events and open days take place each year. Anyone interested in joining the Group should contact the Council for more details.