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Eco-friendly burial garden opens in Bicester

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Image caption A special ceremony was held in Bicester on Sunday to mark the completion of a memorial garden.

An environmentally-friendly memorial garden has opened at a Bicester church.

Ashes left after cremations will be placed in degradable caskets and buried at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at The Causeway.

Rev Paul Martin said: "We decided we wanted to keep the appearance of a garden. We didn't want it to look like a cemetery."

The garden is named after Father Thomas Foynes, who served in the town between 1946 and 1964.

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