St Mark's has a beautiful churchyard with many fine trees and lovely flowers. In the coming year plans are in hand to enhance the care of the churchyard, to make this precious space in the heart of the village a pleasing place for meditation and relaxation, to say a prayer and also to be a haven for wildlife.

If you visit at the moment you may notice that many of the older tombs have been cleared of brambles and ivy by volunteers to reveal who is buried and an inscription, a little story about them and their families. There are many more to be cleared but a good start has been made.



Most of this work is being undertaken by volunteers. But we need more people to help with both gardening tasks and identifying birds, flowers, insects and grasses. Now that lockdown is coming to an end we will be able to have working parties to undertake  bigger projects  such as making a "dead hedge" for insects and hedgehogs. Contact Mike Goode via the Parish Office if you can help mow the lawns at the front of the church, or Sandra Bevan on 814597 or via the Parish Office for other volunteering tasks. 

So come and visit and enjoy  and help out if you can.