People have gathered for over six hundred years in St Mark's churchyard. It is a hallowed place in which to pray, to remember loved ones and to enjoy the natural world. It is a beautiful setting for  Christenings, weddings and funerals and also a home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, much in decline over recent years. 

How is the churchyard looked after?

Tombs are being cleared of ivy and brambles by volunteers and ground ivy removed to increase the range of nectar rich plants

The churchyard is maintained without the use of chemicals and to Eco church standards.

We are delighted when relatives tend graves but we would request that you do not remove plants around the grave. What may be a weed to you may be a valuable food source for a bee or a lovely wild flower to someone else. Please do not use any slug pellets or other chemicals.

Please take all plastic waste home to place in your black bin. Dead plants may be placed in the green bins by the Church Walk gate.

Be aware that paths can be slippy and there are many uneven surfaces and trip hazards especially in the grassy areas.

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEADS AND TAKE DOG POO HOME.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP LOOK AFTER THE CHURCHYARD JOIN US ON A SATURDAY MORNING BETWEEN 10 AND 12 OR CONTACT SANDRA BEVAN VIA THE PARISH OFFICE.