Rules of the Catholic Cemeteries


12. Human remains must be buried in a coffin; exhumed human remains and ashes must be put in an urn or other suitable container prior to burial.

13. (a) The dimensions of a coffin burial lot shall not exceed a length of 2400 mm and a width of 900 mm.
(b) The dimensions of an urn burial lot shall not exceed a length and width of 900 mm each.
(c) Unless otherwise stated, the dimensions of a standard niche (for both ossuary niche and urn niche) shall have a width and height of 300 mm each and a depth of 600 mm.

14. It is prohibited to change the direction of a grave and/or gravestone for Fung Shui or other reasons.

15. Within two years after the burial of the deceased, a gravestone should be erected and properly maintained over the grave. If no gravestone is erected within that period, the Superintendent reserves the right to erect the gravestone. All expenses incurred shall be chargeable to the recognized representative who, at a later date, may come forth or be located.

16. No person shall be entitled to have allocated more than one burial lot for one set of human remains.

17. Subject to Clause 8 hereof, only one set of encoffined human remains shall be interred in one burial lot.

18. No arrangement for pre-allocation or pre-subscription of burial ground shall be permitted.

19. The Diocese is not responsible and gives no warranty to the burial ground, grave, vault, urn, niche, barrier, railing, post, seat, boundary stone, monument, gravestone, sculpture, statue, vase, niche sealing slab, tablet, ornament, tree, shrub or ornamental plant and any other commemorative or decorative object against natural disaster, landslip, collapse and damage of retaining walls, subsidence of land, fallen trees, burglary, vandalism, civil commotion or from any other causes whatsoever. The Diocese shall not be held liable for indemnification or compensation for the loss, damage or disturbance caused to any of the above-mentioned as a result of such events.