We are a small group of volunteers working with the Churchwardens of St John's and St Mary's. We meet regularly in the churchyard with the aim of managing and developing the churchyard to benefit its wildlife.

We would welcome more volunteers and you don’t have to be a churchgoer to join in. If you would like to take part in one of our practical “hands on” Work Sessions, even for ½ hour or so, you would be very welcome. We always make time for tea and cake too!

The dates of our Work Sessions are shown below. If you would like to join, please just come along, we meet up at the main church door:

Sept: Weds 8th 2-4pm    

Oct: Sat 9th 10am-12pm

Nov: Weds 3rd 2-4pm

Dec: Sat 4th 10am-12pm



Living Churchyard Project boards have been put in the Church to inform & educate everyone about a Living Churchyard, explain our Living Churchyard Project, Objectives & Plans for the future, along with the Educational Board on Bug Hotels & the Importance of Insects to the World's Eco-system.

 picture boards
A massive Thank You! to everyone who came & supported our Living Churchyard, Heritage Day, Events at St John's today.
The children (& parents!) did a fantastic job at helping the Volunteers build this fabulous Bug Hotel! 🐞🐝🕷
We had a great turn out all day, with the 2 Churchyard Quizzes being very popular too! It was lovely to see the church & churchyard full of interested families. ❤
For more information on the Living Churchyard, & upcoming Events, please Follow us & look out for event posters around town, & on the Parish Rooms noticeboard!😀 
 bug hotel 3bug building 2Bug Hotel 2bug building

New Scented Border at St John's

Many thanks to Community Payback for doing the prep work for us!

Planting will take place at our next Working Party on 8th Sept, 2pm - anyone wishing to help out, or just wanting to see what's happening, please come along! Everyone welcome!!

Ideally we could do with a few more scented shrubs. If anyone is able to donate, or has a scented shrub in their garden that they no longer want, please message me. We'd be very grateful!

Looking forward to posting photos of planted up border next month!