Category: Events

24 Hours in the Churchyard

23rd August 2019

A guest blog by Julie Howarth from St Editha’s Church, Church Eaton, Staffordshire. On 15th June, in St Editha’s churchyard, we undertook a bold project as part of ‘Love Your Burial Ground’ week in conjunction with the project run by Caring for God’s Acre. Jacqui Hodgkinson and myself pitched camp behind the church at 10a.m. […]

A cast of thousands

4th June 2019

Guest blog by Keith Fowler, leader of Joy of Wildlife group. Longden Road Cemetery, Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Remember those films that boasted “Cast of 1000s” as part of their advertising? Yes? Well we had our own version of this for our visit to the cemetery at Longden Road in Shrewsbury. Not literally 1000’s, more […]

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 […]

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 […]