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Atlantic Rest Natural Burial

Silver Award Winners

Added on 30 September 2019

Industry Award for Local Cemetery


A Cornish Cemetery has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.


The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has been promoting and organising the Cemetery of the Year Awards for nearly 20 years.  Atlantic Rest Natural Burial won the 2019 Silver prize in the Natural Burial Ground category of the National Competition and received the award at the ‘Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Learning Convention and Exhibition’ earlier this month.


Philip Potts of the Memorial Awareness Board said; 

‘The awards are an excellent opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role Natural Burial Grounds can play in the community. They provide places of peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their ecological importance.


 ‘The team at Atlantic Rest performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Environmental Issues and Good Practice. 


Sheridon Rosser; Natural Burial Ground Manager said: “This award is such a wonderful recognition for us, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to  provide a reliable, friendly and quality service.  Tom and I are thrilled to receive a silver award, putting natural burial firmly on the map for the Westcountry’.


The Cemetery of the Year Award has been supported and endorsed by leading industry Associations –


Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)

The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)

The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)

British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)

National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)



If you are visiting our website because you are due to attend a burial with us - please read the following.


Thank you for reading, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you but please read to the end as it will benefit your overall experience on the day.


There will be two temporary signs out in Woolley, the first is a floor sign that indicates you need to turn left, this is a black and orange sign.  You will then reach our banner that will be at the end of the lane.


Parking is limited at Atlantic Rest. If you know that there is likely to be a high number of people attending the burial - please arrange to car share. This doesn’t need to mean from your start point; but can be done from very near your destination.  There is a very large lay-by just after you turn off of the main A39 into Woolley.  Please park there if necessary, and ride down to the site with others.


Please do not in any circumstances drive into Woolley and leave your vehicle on the green (where the first sign is) or on any verges nearby - we have a good relationship with the locals, that we need to maintain.


When you get to the end of the lane, please stop and wind your window down to receive instructions of how and where to park your vehicle.  We manage the parking as best we can but it does require your cooperation.  We ask people to reverse park where possible, so that you can all easily filter out when it is time to leave.


We do have overflow car parking but it is limited.


When parked and congregating with others, please be mindful of other vehicles manoeuvring.


There is a gravel path through the main part of Penlow but you will likely need to walk on the grass too. Please note that high heels will sink.


If you require assistance with mobility - we do have a scooter that we can use for you.  You will only need to sit on it and we will operate the scooter.  Please call in advance if this is required - 07775 726 907.


Thank you for bearing with, and reading this till the end.


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