With the forthcoming anniversary of the commencement of World War 1, the Churchyard Task Team is helping support churches and their communities with their various plans for marking this significant event.
The workday at St Leonard’s Church, Ludlow saw local people together with the Churchyard Task Team clearing around the Commonwealth war graves and planting daffodils.
The Churchyard Task Team worked with local people in the churchyard at Billingsley. The new hay meadow had its first cut and a first in a succession of poppies were sown.
At the hedgelaying training event in Hopesay a resident “supervisor” oversaw the Team complete half of the hedge. We are planning to complete the other half later this year. The church have also requested an extra visit in June, to clear nettles that are taking over part of their churchyard in time for their Festival of Commemoration marking the centenary of the Great War.
A number of trees had been cut down in the past at St Nicholas Church in Church Stoke, and as part of a programme to improve access, local people with the Churchyard Task Team supported by the Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme cleared the area of brash.
Compost bin building has been a popular request. These examples were built in churchyards in Alveley and Sidbury. A further compost bin is going to be built in Quatt.