Cemetery Commission

The Wenham Cemetery Commission supervises the operation of and establishes the rules for all burial grounds in the Town of Wenham.  The Wenham Cemetery Commission’s goal is to maintain traditional New England cemeteries which are peaceful burial grounds for the citizens of Wenham.  

Over the course of the past 19-months, the committee has conducted extensive research to determine and identify lots at our historic Main Street Cemetery that will be made available and sold to current Wenham residents. Through their findings, thirteen (13) R6 cremation plots, and three (3) full-burial plots will be made available for sale.

The sale of lots will be determined through an application and points-based system for Wenham Residents only.

Application process:

Pursuant to the 2021 Wenham Cemetery Commissions Rules and Regulations, Section 4.0 the process for the sale of lots can be found here.

Residents will have the ability to download and/or collect and submit applications between May 1st, 2022 and May 20th, 2022.  One applicant per application – click here to download the application.

  • Digital applications can be sent to: CEMCOM@wenhamma.gov 
  • Hard copy applications can be submitted to Wenham Town Hall - 138 Main Street Wenham, MA 01984

Review of applications will take place at the cemetery committee meeting on Tuesday, June 7th and communication of application status will be shared between June 8th-10th 2022.

All deeds and payments will be finalized by July 1st, 2022. 


The Cemetery Commission currently consists of three appointed members. 

Harriet Davis (2025)
Olivia Shouvlin (2024)
Bill Wilson, Chair (2023)


Sheila Bouvier
978-468-5520 Ext. 6

Wenham Town Hall, 2nd Floor
Monday - Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm

The Cemetery Commission holds regular public meetings each month at the Town Hall in the 2nd floor conference room, as published on the Town's website calendar.

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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