Churchyard Rewilding Project

The PCC has made a decision to begin rewilding the churchyard. The areas containing modern graves will continue to be regularly mown and kept tidy, but most of the area to the front of the church will be managed to provide areas of longer grass and wildflowers to encourage wildlife such as bees and butterflies. Some spring flowering bulbs have already been planted to provide an attractive aspect as viewed from the street., and we view this as along term project which will evolve over time. The emphasis will be on management rather that neglect, and we have drawn up some detailed plans, based on advice from the organisation Caring for God’s Acre

If you would like to donate or to join in with maintenance and planting,

£11.50 will pay for 1 packet of wildflower seeds and a seed tray for growing on.

£25 will pay for 25 cowslips

£40 will pay for 100 English bluebells.

Any donation will be gratefully received and used to buy native plants and seed.

Please contact Lynn Pilsworth ( ) or Rev Chris.

We would like to thank the following for their help and support:

Philip Jaye, Rob Pilsworth and Adrian Street for their help with mowing and strimming.

The following people have sponsored planting:

Godolphin Management Company Ltd.   Snowdrops

Janet Collins and Mike Bell   Bluebells

David Burnip   Bluebells, agrimony, yellow rattle

Lynn and Rob Pilsworth   Cowslips, wild carrot, red clover, foxgloves

Pam and Robert Wybrew   St Angnes’ flower (snowflake) bulbs

Linda and Tom Johns   Bluebells

Hilary Appleton Bluebells

Carolynn Anderson

Margaret Gash
Not specified

Claire O’Riordan

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