Cherishing Churchyards Week Events

Events for 2017

Cardiff

Cathays Cemetery

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Title of event: Cathays Cemetery Nature Walk

Date of event: 7th June

Time of event: 6.30pm - 8pm

Event: Join expert local ecologist Dr Peter Sturgess for a walk to discover the hidden wildlife gems of Cathays Cemetery during Wales Nature Week and Cherishing our Churchyards week. Some uneven ground conditions present. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. No dogs are permitted in the cemetery. Meet at the main entrance gates in Fairoak Road.... Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Please book by emailing:  walesbiodiversitypartnership@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Is pre-booking necessary?   Yes - see email address above

Venue Address:  Fairoak Road, Cardiff, CF24 4PY

Clwyd

St Mary's Church, Chirk

   

For further details please visit our website: www.stmaryschirk.org.uk

Friday 26th May - Illustrated Butterfly Talk by Jan Miller, 2pm. Tickets £2 from Church wardens, or sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk. Refreshments available

Saturday 3rd June - Plant Sale - 9am - 12noon. Refreshments & Raffle

Monday 5th June - Free Churchyard History Tours with Graham Greasley 2 - 4pm

Refreshments available. Come and hear about the long history of the churchyard and the stories of some of the people commemorated here. The Hill Trevor mausoleum will be open.

Flowers of Gods Acre and their meanings - Illustrated talk by Sue Cooper, 2pm St Mary’s Church Hall. Tickets £2 from Churchwardens or sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk

Friday 26th May - Illustrated Butterfly Talk by Jan Miller, 2pm. Tickets £2 from Church wardens, or sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk. Refreshments available

Saturday 3rd June - Plant Sale - 9am - 12noon. Refreshments & Raffle

Monday 5th June - Free Churchyard History Tours with Graham Greasley 2 - 4pm

Refreshments available. Come and hear about the long history of the churchyard and the stories of some of the people commemorated here. The Hill Trevor mausoleum will be open.

Flowers of Gods Acre and their meanings - Illustrated talk by Sue Cooper, 2pm St Mary’s Church Hall. Tickets £2 from Churchwardens or sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk

Wednesday 7th June - Free Churchyard History Tours with Graham Greasley 3.30 - 4.30pm

Refreshments available. Come and hear about the long history of the churchyard and the stories of some of the

people commemorated here. The Hill Trevor mausoleum will be open

Family History - Illustrated talk by Joy Thomas 2pm, St Mary’s Church Hall. Tickets £2 from Churchwardens or sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk

Church Registers will be open for research

Thursday 8th June - Free Bell Tower Tours with Peter Furniss 2 - 4pm. Refreshments available

Chirk Writers Circle invite you to join in their Free Poetry & Prose Session 11am, St Mary’s Church Hall

Can you write a poem/prose about the Churchyard? Contact: sshort@stmaryschirk.org.uk

Saturday 10th June - Free Churchyard History Tours with Graham Greasley 2 - 4pm. Refreshments available

Come and hear about the long history of the churchyard and the stories of some of the people commemorated

here. The Hill Trevor mausoleum will be open.

Strawberry Teas and Maypole Dancing with Pentre Controlled Primary School, Chirk from 2pm Fancy Dress • Face Painting • Lucky Dip Raffle • Churchyard Quiz Come and join in and enjoy a family afternoon. Free entry

Saturday 11th June - A special short open-air service to remember your loved ones With Rev’d Matt Wilkinson at 3pm. You’ll be able to write your loved one’s names on a butterfly and place them on the tree. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments available

Free Bell Tower Tours with Peter Furniss 2 - 4pm. Refreshments available 

Cornwall

St Gwinear's Church, Churchtown

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Title of event: A Lichen and wildflower Walk

Date of event: Saturday 10th June

Time of event: 2pm - 4pm

Event: A Lichen walk from St Gwinear Parish Church around Herland Hill followed by refreshments

Is pre-booking necessary?   No

Venue Address:  St Gwinear Parish Church, near Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5EJ

Glamorgan

St Augustine's Churchyard, Penarth

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  Title of event: Walk & Talk

Date of event: Saturday 10th June 2017

Time of event: 6 - 8pm

Event: Walk & explore the wildlife. •Listen to talks on the marvels of wildlife in churchyards & clever digital ways of recording burials. •Refreshments provided.•

A free event for anyone of any age with an interest in local wildlife and our remarkable churchyard.

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: St Augustine’s Churchyard, Church Place South, Penarth CF64 1BJ•

(If wet, wear wellies!)

Hampshire

St Mary's Church, Twyford

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  Title of event: Treasure Hunt, St Mary’s Church, Twyford

Date of event: Sunday 4th June 2017

Time of event: 14.00 -16.00

Event .Family Treasure Hunt. with refreshments served from 15.00

Is pre-booking necessary? No but please notify the organiser if intending to come

Venue Address:  St Mary's Church, Twyford, SO21 1NT

Lincolnshire

St Andrew's Church, Utterby

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Title of event: ‘Exploration churchyard!’

Date of event: .Sunday 4th June 2017

Time of event: 11.00am until 3.00pm

Event: An opportunity to meet our volunteers, explore our beautiful churchyard and decide if you would like to help research and celebrate the rich history of the lives of local people

Is pre-booking necessary: No

Venue Address: St Andrews Church, Church Lane, Utterby, Louth Lincs, LN11 0TH

London

Bow Churchyard

 Bow Church  

Title of event: ‘Bow Churchyard: now and then

Date of event: 10th June 2017

Time of event: 12 until 4 pm

Event: A chance to discover the history of Bow Church, its churchyard and its place in the community – and to see how the garden project is transforming the churchyard into a more welcoming space for all. Help us build our new online archive with your own stories, pictures and memories of the church. Excellent cakes and refreshments as ever at this beautuful Grade 2 listed building.

Is pre-booking necessary: No

Venue Address: 230 Bow Road, London, E3 3AH

Southwark Cathedral

   

Title of event: Southwark's Lost Burial Grounds

Date of event: 10th June 2017

Time of event: 1.30 - 3pm

Event: As part of Cherishing Churchyards week join us as we explore the lost burial grounds of Southwark.

There may not be many traces of them left today, but Southwark was once home to many burial grounds, from plague pits and poor grounds to rural churchyards and graveyards hemmed in by houses and industrial buildings. To tell the story of these burial grounds is to tell the story of Southwark, its churches and hospitals, and the people who lived and died there - rich, poor, and everyone in between. This guided walk will tell the story of these lost and often long-forgotten graveyards, taking in a circular route around Southwark and finishing up back at Southwark Cathedral.

Click HERE for further details

Is pre-booking necessary: Yes via Southwark Cathedral website, cost £9

Venue Address: This walk will take 1.5 hours and starts from the Southwark Cathedral Welcome Desk at the West Entrance

Norfolk

Rosary Cemetery, Norwich

 The Rosary  

Title of event: Wild about The Rosary

Date of event: 10th June 2017

Time of event: 10am - 4pm - Click on links below for details

Wild about The Rosary

Take a Walk on the Wildside

Event: Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the Friends of the Rosary as they discover the wildlife associated with the Rosary Cemetery through a series of guided walks and displays

Is pre-booking necessary: No

Venue Address: The Chapel, Rosary Cemetery, Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4BZ

Northamptonshire

St Mary the Virgin, Grafton Regis

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Title of event: Open Churchyard Weekend

Date of event: 10th and 11th June

Time of event: 11 a.m to 4 p.m

Event: Cherishing Churchyards Open Weekend, Go on a Bug Hunt, Identify plants, Plant sale, Tea and Cakes, Investigate the village history

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: Bozenham Lane, Grafton Regis, Grafton Regis, .Northamptonshire, NN127SS.

Grid ref: SP.7546

Nottinghamshire

All Saints Church, Strelley Village, Nottingham

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Title of event: Cherishing our churchyard at All Saints, Strelley

Date of event: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Time of event: 1 pm to 5 pm

Event: The focus of activity will be the churchyard, but the church will also be open to visitors – church guide, self-guided village walk leaflet and children's i-spy quiz available. Refreshments provided. 

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: All Saints Church, Strelley village, Nottingham, NG8 6PE

Powys 

St Catwg's Church, Llangattock

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Title of event: Biodiversity & Cherishing Churchyards

Date of event: Saturday 10th June 2017

Time of event: – All day.

Event: A walk around Llangattock finishing at the churchyard to find and record wildlife.

Is pre-booking necessary?: Yes, please contact Stephanie at Brecknock Wildlfie Trust - 01874 625708 or email enquiries@brecknockwildlifetrust.org.uk

Venue Address: St Catwg's Church, Llangattock, NP8 1PH

Shropshire 

Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury

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Title of event: An Evening Bird Walk and Swift Survery

Date of event: Thursday 8th June 2017

Time of event: – 7.30 - 9 pm.

Event: Join local conservation charity, Caring for God’s Acre for an evening bird walk and swift survey at Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

 

In 2015 the Cemetery was awarded Local Wildlife status due to the high number of species found on site, particularly in the old part of the cemetery. Since then many experts have enjoyed surveying this special place in the heart of Shrewsbury. On Thursday, experienced guide Peter Carty, will be leading the walk to show people how to distinguish birds by their appearance, calls and behaviour.

Hosted by the Friends of Longden Road Cemetery, free to attend, no booking necessary, meet at the chapel, 7.30pm, walk to finish at 9pm.

Any questions contact harriet@cfga.org.uk , 01588 673041

Venue Address: Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury, SY3 7HS

 

St Paul's Church, Knowbury

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Title of event: Churchyard Conservation Task Day

Date of event: Saturday 10 June 2017

Time of event: – 10 to 3 pm.

Event: Help manage the species rich wildflower grassland by scything and raking with local volunteers and Caring for God’s Acre Churchyard Task team of volunteers. Refreshments and lunch provided

Is pre-booking necessary? no

 

Venue Address: St Paul's Church (Farden Lane, Knowbury SY8 3JU

Grid ref: SO 57202 75232

Suffolk 

St Peter’s Church, Westleton 

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Title of event: Suffolk Wildlife Trust Discovery Evening..

Date of event: 7th June 2017

Time of event: – 6 to 7.30 pm.

Event: Open Evening to discover more about the flora, fauna and wildlife that trives here in Westleton’s churchyard. Wine and nibbles to follow, come and join us

Venue Address: St Peter’s Church, The Street, Westleton Suffolk, IP17 3AQ

 

Warwickshire 

The Diocese of Coventry are holding events in various parts of the diocese as they celebrate their churchyards

   

Coventry, St Andrew's Church, Eastern Green, CV5 7BX

Sunday 4th June 12noon-3pm

Activities include a treasure hunt in the churchyard and crafts followed by a picnic in the park.

 

Alveston, St James' Church, CV37 7QB

Saturday 10th June 10am-1:30pm

Activities include wildflower survey, minibeast hunt, children's crafts and Teddy Bears' Picnic. 

 

Birdingbury, St Leonard's Church

Sunday 11th June 9:15am

Care   of Creation Service (outdoors if possible), hedgehog footprint tunnels and refreshments.

 

Shipston on Stour, St Edmund's Church, CV36   4AP

Saturday   17th June 5pm-6.30pm

BBQ/picnic with a bring & share tea in newly re-opened churchyard.

 

Leek Wootton, All Saints Church, CV35   7QZ

Sunday   18th June 11am - 5pm

Activities   include churchyard trail, minibeast hunting, hedgehog home building and Teddy   Bears' Picnic.

 

Finham, Coventry, St Martin in the Fields, CV3 6EA

Saturday 24th June 11am-3pm

Community Environment Day including children's activities, stalls and food.

 

Oldberrow, St Mary's Church, B95 5NU

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2pm-4pm

Explore the biodiversity in this species rich churchyard and enjoy tea and cake.

 

Warwick, St Paul's Church, CV34   6HA

Sunday 2nd July 12:30pm-3:30pm

Community Fun Day including treasure hunt, mini beast safari and fancy dress   competition. Bring a picnic - soft drinks and ice cream FREE

The above details give a taste of the activities happening in each place. For further details please see www.dioceseofcoventry.org/DEG

St James's Churchyard, Alveston

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Title of event: Churchyard Open Day

Date of event: Saturday10th June 2017 

Time of event: 8.00am Moth and Small Mammal Traps

10.00am onwards 

  • Wildflower Species Survey
  • Help the ecologists who will be carrying out a full species survey of the wild flower areas during the day
  • Churchyard Mini-beast Hunt (catch a bug and look at it in a special magnifying bug box, through a microscope or a magnifying camera) – there will be experts on hand to help with identification
  •  Children’s craft activities (make a spinning flower, a flying bat or a pop-up mole to take home)
  • Face painting

12.00-1.30pm   

  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic - bring a rug, a picnic and a teddy and join in the fun

Also: History of graves and monuments

Gallery of churchyard wildlife

Refreshments on sale all day – in aid of the Churchyard Conservation Project!

Short description of event: Come along and join the fun for a whole day of activities, and connect with nature in our churchyard!

Venue Address: St James Church, Alveston, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7QJ

Other events during National Cherishing Churchyards Week:

Sunday June 4th – mini-working party to tidy the churchyard in preparation for June 10th - anyone who can spare an hour or so after church (12.00 – 1.00ish) very welcome

Prayer Station in the church all week – a tranquil place for prayer and quiet reflection focusing on God’s Creation and our interaction with the natural world

Sunday June 11th 10.30am - Family Service on a theme of Creation followed by coffee in the churchyard

 

Yorkshire 

St Matthew's Churchyard, Lightcliffe, Halifax 

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  Title of event:  Celebrating our Restoration Project

Date of event: Saturday 5th June 2017

Time of event: 2pm onwards

Event: Semi formal thanks to those who have helped our project: Council, HLF, volunteers.  Opportunity to wander round and with researchers for family history on hand,.

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address:  St Matthew's Churchyard, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax - opposite the Sun Inn

St John's, Sharow

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Title of event: Scything Workshop

Date of event: 6th June 2017

Time of event: All Day (8-5)

Event: Working alongside Steve Tomlin, a small group of volunteers will be learning to scythe in the grounds of St John’s Sharow.

Is pre-booking necessary? Yes

Contact Details: tel/ 01765 605517, e-mail joepriestley@riponcathedral.org.uk

Venue Address: St John’s, Sharow, Berrygate, HG4 5BJ

 

St Lawrence's Church, Sheffield

   

Event: Tinsley Graveyard Survey

Date of event: Saturday 10th June 2017

Time of event: 10am - 2pm

Event: St Lawrence Church is one of very few historic buildings left in Tinsley, which has been a settlement since before the Norman Conquest. The current church was built in 1879 but its on the site of at least one earlier church. There is a possibility of this site being a place for people to come together since Saxon times or earlier.

Volunteers have been surveying the graveyards of St Lawrence Church. Many of which pre-date the current church building.

Come along and explore this fascinating and understudied corner of Sheffield’s past. There will also be opportunities to record some of the gravestones and contribute to our survey.

This is a free event and refreshments will be available in the Vestry.

Is pre-booking necessary? Participants can turn up on the day, but it would be helpful to contact us first so we can provide sufficient refreshments. Contact Charlotte Head 0114 2580483 or email charlotte.head@heeleyfarm.org.uk

Venue Address:  St Lawrence Church, 247 St Lawrence Road, Sheffield, S9 1WG

 

 

 

Events for 2016

Bedfordshire

All Saints in the Spring   

Title of event: All Saints Churchyard Wildlife Day

Date of event: Sunday 5th June

Time of event: from/to Various events throughout the day - see programme below – main event 12.30-4pm

Event: 24 hours of activities celebrating the wildlife of our churchyard including an afternoon of family activities starting with Messy Mass Pet Service at 11.15am, bring your own picnic from 12.30

Is pre-booking necessary? for some activities yes but not for main event,

Contact e-mail:  eclarke75@aol.com

Venue Address: All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard, Church Square, LU7 1AE

All Saints Cherishing Churchyard Day –Sunday 5th June 2016 - outline

Timetable:

Saturday night – moth trapping

4am: dawn chorus experience

5am: breakfast

5.30am: Morning Prayer (outside if warm enough)

8am and 9.15am : services as normal – creation themes

11.15am : Messy Mass – Pet Service

12.30pm : Picnic lunch (bring your own) bar & teas & coffees & cakes (Big Lunch in High Street & Parsons Close

1pm to 4pm : Family & children’s wildlife activities, expert-led tours, bee-team, stalls & displays

6pm : Evensong – creation theme

9pm: evening birdsong & Night Prayer

10pm to midnight: bats and badgers – limited numbers, booking essential

Berkshire

St Paul's Church, Wokingham

 St Pauls Wokingham   Title of event: Nature Trail

Date of event: 4th June 2016

Time of event: 10am – 4pm

Short description of event: Nature Trail through churchyard

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: St Paul’s Church, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH

Bridgend

St Crallo’s church, Coychurch

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Title of event: Go Wild in Your Churchyard

Date of event: Friday 10th June

Time of event: 10am -12 noon

Short description of event: Presentation by Erica Dixon, Ecologist, on how to encourage wildlife in your churchyard, followed by churchyard walk

Is pre-booking necessary? Preferable, but not essential

Contact Details: Kate Lawless, 01656 868861, katelawless@churchinwales.org.uk

Venue Address: St Crallo’s church, Coychurch, Bridgend CF35 5EH

Cornwall

St Gwinear's Church, Churchtown

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Title of event: Through Royal Reigns

Date of event: Saturday 4th June

Time of event: 3pm - 4.30pm

Short description of event: Travel back through Key moments in the life of this Grade 1 listed church.   Find out how a local silversmith recently created a new silver chalice. Enjoy glimpses into the history of church and churchyard. Refreshments available

Is pre-booking necessary? ...No

 

Venue Address: St Gwinear Parish Church, Gwinear Churchtown, near Hayle, TR27 5EJ

 

Devon

St Leonard's, Sheepstor

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Title of event: Sheepstor Open Gardens

Date of event: 4 & 5 June 2016

Short description of event: Churchyard on display as part of Sheepstor Open gardens Event

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: Sheepstor Village, Near Yelverton, PL20 6PF

East Sussex

St Peter’s, Seaford

St Peters Seaford    Title of event: Open churchyard

Date of event: Saturday 4th June

Time of event: 10 - 12 & 2 - 4

Short description of event: Children's nature treeasure trail, woodland walk, historic headstones and plant sale.

Is pre-booking necessary?  No

Venue Address: St Peter's Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HE

Hertfordshire

St Stephen's church, St Alban

 St Stephens Church sml   Title of event: Visit a country church in the city

Date of event: 11th & 12th June

Time of event: Click HERE

Short description of event: Various events over the weekend. Click HERE for details

Is pre-booking necessary?  No

Venue Address: St Stephen's Church, Watling Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 2PX

Grid Ref: TL142061

Kent

St Gregory and St Martin’s Church, Wye, Ashford

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Title of event: Cherishing Wye Churchyard

Date of event: 11th June 2016

Time of event: 10am to 12:00

Short description of event: Volunteer tasks to prepare the churchyard for summer splendour. Please bring gardening gloves, trowels, forks, secateurs and garden rubbish sacks. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Everyone welcome  

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: St Gregory and St Martin’s Church, Wye, Ashford, Kent

Grid ref: TR0544769 

 

St Peter’s, Broadstairs 

St Peters Church War Memorial St Peters Broadstairs   

Title of event: Guided Walk round WW2 graves in St Peter’s Churchyard, Broadstairs

Date of event: Wednesday: 8th June

Time of event: at 7.00 pm

Short description of event: Guided walk in small groups round the WW2 graves in this 9 acre Churchyard.   Photographs and new clippings are used.

Is pre-booking necessary?  Yes   by telephone 01843    868646

Venue Address: St Peter’s Church War Memorial, Hopeville Avenue, St Peter’s, Broadstairs, CT10 2TR

 

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Title of event: Monthly Working party

Date of event: 4th June 2016

Time of event: 10.30am - 2.30pm appox

Short description of event:  to cut the grass and tidy the grave /monuments and surrounding areas

Is pre-booking necessary? no

Venue Address: The Co-Op entrance Hopeville avenue,  St Peter’s, Broadstairs CT10 2TR

St Laurence-in-Thanet Churchyard, Ramsgate

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Title of event: TOUR OF THE HISTORIC ST. LAURENCE-IN-THANET CHURCHYARD

Date of event: SATURDAY 4TH JUNE

Time of event: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Short description of event: Join a fascinating tour of the HISTORIC CHURCHYARD, resting place of royalty and many famous people. Combine history with nature and spot wild flowers. Tour free but donations welcome. Refreshments available in the church the tour.

Is pre-booking necessary? NO

Venue Address: ST. LAURENCE CHURCH, HIGH STREET ST. LAWRENCE, RAMSGATE, KENT, CT11 0QT

Lancashire

St Michaels Church Church Road Flixton, Manchester

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Title of event: Click HERE for programme of events

Date of event: See programme

Short description of event: See programme

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: St Michaels Church Church Road Flixton, Manchester, M41 6HR

Lincolnshire

All Saints Church, South Elkington

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Title of event: - South Elkington Church Open Day

Date of event: - Saturday 11th June

Time of event: – from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Short description of event: Join the fun and activities at All Saints Church open day at South Elkington. Lots of activities are on offer, from home-made refreshments & village stalls to quizzes, music and a family Songs of Praise to finish the day at 3:30 pm. The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service will be there with the Gods Acre Rucksacks to help you explore the nature and history of the churchyard.

 

Is pre-booking necessary? - No

Venue Address: – All Saints Church, South Elkington, Louth. Parking in the village & signposted off the A631   postcode - LN11 0SA

Grid ref: – TF 293 883

Boston Crematorium, Marian Road, Boston

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Title of event: ‘A beautiful space and a tranquil place’ Boston Victorian Cemetery Open Day

Date of event: - Sunday 05 June

Time of event: – 10.30am – 4.00pm

Short description of event: Join the Friends of Boston Cemetery and explore the natural and built heritage of this beautiful site. Come and find out more about its history, wildlife and other special qualities. Regular timed tours during the day; no pre-booking required, but booking will be required for an evening bat walk commencing at 8.30pm.

To book a space on the bat walk please call Martin Potts on 01205 364612

Is pre-booking necessary? Only for the bat walk; numbers limited to 20 participants

Venue Address: - Boston Crematorium, Marian Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9HA

Grid ref: - NGR: 532776 345596

London

The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

London's most urban woodland 
 

Annual Summer Fair! 

Saturday 4 June | 12 noon - 5pm | Free

Come and join us for our Summer Fair, an annual celebration of woodland crafts and local heritage. Try some traditional woodland crafts and have a wander around our array of brilliant craft and food stalls. Music, pond dipping, storytelling, rickshaw rides and guided walks will also be taking place! More information

   

Practical Nature Conservation Volunteering (every 1st Sunday of the month)

Sunday 5 June | 10.00 - 16.00 | Free

Join the Friends in caring for and developing Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.  Each month we carry out a different conservation project. Come along to  learn new skills and meet new people. More info. 

 

 

After Hours: Botanical Dyes - FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 9 June | 18.30 - 20.30 | £12/£10 concession

Spend an evening surrounded by colour! We will be looking at botanical dyes and how we can create a whole spectrum of colours using just three ingredients, red, yellow and blue. This is a brilliant introduction to the world of natural dyeing.

 

   

Grave Research (every 2nd Sunday of the month)

Sunday 12 June | 14.00 - 16.00 | Free

Join members of the Friends and the East London History Society, in  recording memorial inscriptions. This is part of an ongoing project to  record the history of the cemetery. More info.

 

Nottinghamshire 

St Martin’s Church, Bilborough, Nottingham

    Title of event: Minibeasts Morning

Date of event: Saturday 11th June

Time of event: 10:30am-12:30pm

Short description of event: Join in with the Hidden Treasures Project and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to find about more about the insect life of the churchyard! Free event, everyone welcome. Toilets and Disabled Access available.

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Venue Address: St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Road, Off Strelley Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3BH

All Saints Church, Strelley village, Nottingham

 

 All Saints Church Strelley village Nottingham  

Title of event: Cherishing our churchyard at All Saints, Strelley

Date of event: Wednesday June 8th 2016

Time of event: 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Short description of event: The focus of activity will be the churchyard, but the church will also be open to visitors - church guide and self-guided village walk leaflets are available. Refreshments provided.     

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Contact details: Marian Henshell, tel: 0115 9061203

Venue Address: All Saints Church, Strelley village, Nottingham, NG8 6PE..

 

Powys

St Mary the Virgin, Snead, nr Churchstoke

Snead sml  Title of event: Snead Church Guided Tours

Date of event: Sunday 12th June

Time of event: 2.30pm - 5pm

Short description of event: A chance to discover the well hidden church of St Mary the Virgin, Snead.  The history of the building goes back to the 12th century when there was a Priory at Snead.  The churchyard has a wonderful display of wildflowers in early spring and summer. 

Is pre-booking necessary? No

Contact details: pamblaxland@gmail.com  Tel: 01588 638145 

 
Venue Address: St Mary the Virgin Church, Snead, nr Churchstoke, Powys.  To find the church turn down the lane leading from the Snead 'Welcome to Wales' layby on the A489 in between Bishops Castle and Churchstoke (layby on left when coming from Bishops Castldirection) 100 yards down lane is the entrance to the church.  The path leads down just behind a log cabin.  Limited parking by the log cabin.

 

Shropshire

Craven Arms

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Title of event: Two Churchyards, Two Weirs, One Walk

Date of Event: Sunday June 5th

Time of Event: 11am to 1pm

Short description of event: 3.5 miles of easy riverside walking along relatively flat meadow paths and lanes; taking in two historic churchyards both with interesting stories to be discovered.

Is pre-booking necessary? Booking essential as numbers are limited please contact Caring for God’s Acre on 01588 673041 or info@cfga.org.uk

Cost: £5 CfGA Members £3

Meeting place: In Shropshire – further details disclosed on booking!

 

 

Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury

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Title of event: Learn to scythe your burial ground

Date of event: - Saturday 4th of June

Time of event: – 10am – 3pm

Short description of event: Training day for volunteers involved in managing a burial ground. Discover how to adjust, sharpen and use a scythe to manage your grass with ease.

Austrian scythes available to use but if you have your own scythe feel free to bring it along 

Is pre-booking necessary? Booking essential as numbers are limited please contact Andrea Caring for God’s Acre on 01588 673041 andrea@cfga.org.uk

Venue Address: Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury

 

Holy Trinity Church, Minsterley

   

Title of event: Grassland Plant Survey

Date of event: 8th June 2016

Time of event: 10 - 12noon

Short description of event: Surveying the short grass using Caring For God's Acre Botanical Companion in order to find out if the regularly mown grass would produce a good show of wild flowers if left to grow long.

Contact Details: ben@cfga.org.uk

Is pre-booking necessary? no

Venue Address: Holy Trinity Church, Minsterley, Shropshire

 

St Mary's Church, Whitton

Whitton Churchyard sml   

Title of event: Identifying Plants and Surveying

Date of event: Friday 3rd June 2016

Time of event: 10 - 3pm

Short description of event: Join Caring for God's Acre for a day of plant identifying in this stunning churchyard

Contact Details: andrea@cfga.org.uk

Is pre-booking necessary? Yes

Venue Address: St Mary's Church, Whitton, Shropshire

 

 

Somerset

Smallcombe Garden Cemetery, Bath

Smallcombe Cemetery sml   

Title of event: Learn to Scythe

Date of event: Sunday 19th June 2016

Time of event: 10 - 2pm

Short description of event: Learn Austrian scything from UK scythe champion Andi Rickard.  Places are limited so please book

Contact Details: Dide Lucas - dide@moonacre-farm.com

Is pre-booking necessary? Yes

Venue Address: Smallcombe Garden Cemetery, Horseshoe Lane, Horshshoe Walk, Bath, BA2 6DD

 

Suffolk

All Saints,Ramsholt Church Road, nr Alderton

 All Saints.Ramsholt Church Road nr Alderton Suffolk sml  

Title of event: Display on the Ramsholt churchyard

Date of event: 4 to 12 June 2016

Time of event: in the church porch open all day

Contact details: e-mail .......josephinesmellie@gmail.com or 01394 411586 

Short description of event: graphic display on the history, whose buried where, gravestones, wildlife

Is pre-booking necessary? no

Venue Address: All Saints.Ramsholt Church Road, nr Alderton, Suffolk IP12 3AB

Grid ref: 630641E   242021N

Yorkshire

All Saints, Upper Poppleton 

All Saints Church Upper Poppleton. York    Title of event: Churchyard Working Party & Nature Exploration. 

Date of event: Saturday 4th June 2016 

Time of event: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Short description of event: We welcome volunteers to come along & assist in a big churchyard tidy up and then to take time to personally reflect on, enjoy & explore the nature & beauty that the Churchyard offers. Refreshments available.  

Is pre-booking necessary? No 

Venue Address: All Saints’ Church, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York. YO26 6DP.

 

 

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