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Pushing up the Daisies – upcoming lectures on churchyard wildlife

11th January 2019

Naturalist Steve Woodward is giving three lectures under the title of ‘Pushing up the Daisies’ over the next three months. All are to be held in the Leicestershire area. Steve is a superb botanist and all round naturalist. He has achieved a remarkable level of recording for churchyards in Leicestershire and Rutland. With such a […]

Finding the plot with Shropshire Archives – a guest post by Marie Kreft

8th January 2019

When I began researching my Shropshire guidebook, I didn’t realise how much I’d grow to love churches. Trying new pubs and tea rooms was always going to be fun. I knew exploring hillforts, castles and forests would feel exhilarating. And I think most writers would find inspiration in old maps and local stories. It was […]

We need your vote!

23rd October 2018

Making short films to support burial ground volunteers We are appealing to our partners and supporters (who understand the challenge of managing burial grounds!), to vote for our project in the Aviva Community Fund competition. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2216

Natural History in Churchyards – a guest blog by Steve Woodward

10th September 2018

NATURAL HISTORY IN CHURCHYARDS Steve Woodward Churchyards are well worth exploring for their flora and fauna. Helen Ikin and myself have confirmed this on our many visits to local churchyards over the last few years. They are (usually) pleasant places to wander slowly, looking for wild flowers among the headstones, trying to identify the planted […]

Caring for God’s Acre AGM 28th November

4th September 2018

2.30 pm Wednesday 28th November at the Bishops Palace, Hereford. ‘From Chambered Tomb to Churchyard – the history and natural history of burial grounds.’ Join us for an afternoon with Professor Stefan Buczacki. This year our AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk by famous horticulturalist, broadcaster and writer, Professor Stefan Buczacki. Stefan has […]

Royal Honour for Churchyard Task Team

1st August 2018

Eleven years ago Caring for God’s Acre set up the Churchyard Task Team to undertake practical conservation work across South Shropshire and Herefordshire. Since then the team has gone from strength to strength and has undertaken an amazing 30,000 hrs of conservation work in local burial grounds. This June the team received the Queen’s Award […]

Beautiful Burial Ground Project

22nd May 2018

We are delighted to announce that the National Lottery has awarded Caring for God’s Acre a £586,700 grant for the Beautiful Burial Ground Project. This project will put burial grounds on the map, by revealing the hidden heritage and wildlife of burial grounds across England and Wales. Citizen scientists will be at the heart of […]