Nine years ago the conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre (CfGA) launched a new national initiative - Cherishing Churchyards Week. It was a great success and has taken place every year since. This year the week will run from Saturday the 9th to Sunday the 17th of June.
Burial Grounds are widespread and nestled in the heart of communities. The undisturbed grassland found in these sites, which is now rare in the wider countryside, provide a sanctuary for all kinds of wildflowers which in turn can support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important places for people, wildlife and history.
A wide variety of activities have been organised including wildflower surveys, school visits, scythe training, mini-beast hunts, teddy bear’s picnics, tower tours and monument trails.