About Us

Vision, Values and Mission 

Caring for God’s Acre’s vision is for Churchyards and Burial sites within the British Isles to be valued now and for the future. 

We value churchyards and burial grounds for their importance to people and our history and wildlife.  

Our mission is to champion the conservation of churchyards and burial sites across the British Isles


HRH The Prince of Wales


Sir Roy Strong

Prof David Bellamy OBE

Lawrence Banks CBE

The Rt Rev'd Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans

Dr George Peterken OBE

Prof Chris Baines



Caring for God’s Acre’s began as a pilot scheme in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1997. In May 2000 it became an independent charity, extending its geographical area to cover the Diocese of Hereford. 

Due to demand for its support CfGA amended the constitution in 2008 to allow work outside the Hereford Diocese. It also extended its remit, continuing with its initial focus on nature conservation within churchyards and burial grounds, but also developing a commitment to lifelong learning, and a greater understanding of the built environment, and of the role of churchyards in tourism. 

This inclusive approach to the conservation and enhancement of churchyards and burial grounds has encouraged local interest groups such as schools, history and wildlife groups, and individuals to become involved in community projects based on these sites. 

Caring for God’s Acre is unique in terms of the focus and remit of its work.



Sue Cooper, Manager of Caring for God's Acre

Andrea Gilpin, National Project Manager

Harriet Carty, National Project Manager 

Ferol Richards, Administrator

Ben Mullen, Volunteer Co-ordinator 


Oliver Goode (Chairman)

Dr Ian Dormor (Vice Chairman)

Keith Wilson (Treasurer)

Lisette Davies (Hon Secretary)

Anni Holden

Gillian Binks

Dr. Caroline Uff

Keith Pybus

Judith Leigh


Click on the links below for more information about Caring for God's Acre

Annual Report & Accounts 2015/2016 Annual Report & Accounts 2014/2015 Annual Report & Accounts 2013/2014 


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