Christ Church Graveyard
Just outside the main door of the church to the left are the graves of Marian and Caja Hemar. Marian Hemar was a noted Polish songwriter, poet and entertainer who first found fame in the 1930's. He fled Poland ahead of the German invasion and settled in England, broadcasting to occupied Poland. He continued to broadcast after the war for Radio Free Poland in opposition to the communist regime. He wife Caja was a film actress of great beauty and is perhaps best known today as one of the actresses who held aloft the torch at the beginning of all Columbia Studios films.
Further down the slope are the tombs of the Heath family of Kitlands who have many connections with the church and locality. Further east are the tombs of Josiah Wedgwood III of Leith Hill Place, grandson of the great potter of the same name, and members of his family including Margaret Vaughan Williams, his daughter and mother of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Elsewhere buried in the churchyard are Isabell Fyvie Mayo, better known at the victorian novelist Edward Garrett; nineteenth century historian H.E.Malden; Sir James Mackenzie Davidson early pioneer in heart research; Philip Paddon an engineer and Rolls Royce dealer and inventor of modifications including thermostatic radiators; Bill Travers, actor and conservationist, particularly well known for his part in Born Free and his many years of campaigning for wild animals through the Born Free Foundation which he founded with his wife Virginia McKenna who still lives in Coldharbour.
East of the church are the graves of Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown and his family and the church's founders John Labouchere and their family, all mentioned in detail on the Christ Church home page.