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)
Dr. Caroline Uff
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