Like the church building and its contents, any significant work in the churchyard requires a faculty. The Chancellor often delegates the authority to allow new monuments or inscriptions to the incumbent, within certain guidelines, by means of the diocesan Churchyard Memorial Regulations 2018 (see below). Every significant work not covered by these, or any monuments which do not comply with them, will require a faculty.
The maintenance of the churchyard may also be affected by secular jurisdiction. Planning permission should be obtained for any new building work, work involving drainage, landscaping, the laying or altering of paths etc.
For information on how to care for churchyard memorials and monuments including repairs, cleaning, condition surveys and risk assessments please see the detailed guidance on the Historic England website page Caring for Historic Cemetery and Graveyard Monuments.
For information on how to look after churchyard trees, please see the guidance notes at the bottom of this page. If you looking for an accredited arboriculturalist, you will find the Arboricultural Association's Approved Contractor Directory helpful: https://www.trees.org.uk/ARB-Approved-Contractor-Directory