Other Useful Information



Oxfordshire Sands memorials can be found in:

  • Banbury, Botley, Headington and Wolvercote cemeteries
  • and Hardwick Hill Crematorium, Banbury.


Following the refurbishment of the Headington Sands Garden- A message from Oxford Cemetery: In order to keep the Memorial Garden a pleasant and peaceful area we ask all visitors to adhere to the below regulations:

SANDS Memorial Garden Regulations

  • We ask all visitors to the garden not to place glass items as they pose a health and safety risk. If any glass items are found they will be removed and disposed of.
  • Please do not plant flowers /shrubs or place planters in the memorial garden as they can be resting on existing graves or taking space for future graves.
  • Any perishable keep sakes such as Teddy bears will be inspected monthly. If they have fallen in to disrepair they will be removed and disposed of at the discretion of the Cemeteries Service.
  • Flowers which have decayed will be removed at the discretion of the Cemeteries Service.
  • Please do not place frames, chippings and keep sakes behind memorial plaques as it inhibits the maintenance of the garden, any keepsakes/items behind memorial plaques will be removed.
  • Please be aware that all items left around the Sands Star after Sands Interments will be cleared within a month.

Thank you for your co-operation. Cemeteries Service, Harbord Road, Oxford, OX2 8ES. 01865 252516

Remembrance Books


Our Oxfordshire Sands Remembrance Books are kept in the Sophie Moon room at the John Radcliffe hospital and the Horton hospital Chapel. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information about this free service that we offer. All entries are hand written by scribes. The Remembrance Books are always available for viewing at our Annual Remembrance Service.

We also have our online remembrance book on this website.


Dates for your diary


Following us on Facebook is the best way to keep updated with our events and news. We share information about our Annual Remembrance Service, held towards the end of the year and also any events running in June, which is Sands Awareness Month. A date for your diary is 15th October, which is internationally Babyloss Awareness Day.


3 core aims of Sands


1. We support anyone affected by the tragic death of a baby. Bereavement support is at the core of everything we do.
2. We work in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care.
3. We promote and fund research that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

There are several useful links on the National Sands website- for all sorts of circumstances- please visit https://www.sands.org.uk/support-you/how-we-offer-support/useful-links-and-organisations

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