Burials & Cemeteries

Cornwall is a county where for many years there had been no active Jewish community. The community that had been active in the 18th and 19th centuries had diminished leaving behind two cemeteries – one, a historic and well-kept site in Penzance, walled, locked and  open to the public by appointment. The second, a neglected site near Falmouth,  generally hidden from view adjacent to a Congregationalist cemetery, though at the time of writing this it is understood that Sainsbury, the supermarket giant, is in negotiations to supply a fence to protect the two cemeteries. Committee member, Anthony Fagin, has volunteered to be the Kehillat Kernow representative, responsible for keeping an eye on this cemetery. This has been welcomed by the Jewish Board of Deputies in London.

Current burial arrangements are outlined under Community Burials.