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Simple signage to reassure visitors when leaving grass to grow longer

17th May 2022

If you plan to have wild flower areas in your burial ground that are welcome by visitors, communication is key. Conservation in these unique places is all about active management […]

sign in churchyard

The Holly and the Ivy

1st December 2021

Of all the trees that are in the wood , the holly bears the Crown. But should the holly be king of the forest or is there a strong case […]

holly tree with berries

Kathleen Gifford – an inspirational churchyard champion at 93. All Saints, Crudwell

8th November 2021

In September 1939, 11-year old Kathleen Gifford was whisked away from her London home. She was evacuated to Charmouth, where she spent nine happy months exploring the Dorset countryside. When […]

A joint project with the University of the Third Age (U3A)

12th July 2021

All Saints Church in Wokingham, Berkshire, has a major initiative underway to develop into an accessible and flexible community meeting space while retaining its role as a place of worship. A […]

Georgians in Stone

28th April 2021

In 2019 the P.C.C of St John the Baptist in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire was awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to discover and share the secrets of […]

14th century lockdown – the life of an Anchoress

8th March 2021

The modern idea of anchorites in the medieval period is that they were recluses who were bricked up into a cell, never to see light of day or have any […]

The Story of a hand hay baler

6th August 2020

Exactly a year ago we were contacted at the Caring for God’s Acre office by a gentleman who was impressed by the YouTube video of our hand hay baler, but […]

Dancing with Bees at the Caring for God’s Acre AGM!

4th September 2019

AGM Tuesday 12th of November 1.30pm the Bishop’s Palace, Hereford Dancing with Bees This year we are delighted to welcome Brigit Strawbridge Howard to our AGM where she will give […]

Swallows, House Martins and Swifts – Birds of summer that need our buildings

9th May 2019

Guest blog post written by Peta Sams from Shropshire Swift Group The saying “One Swallow doesn’t make a summer” may, literally, have been disproved this year!  Certainly the very hot […]

Hedgehogs in burial grounds

9th May 2019

Guest blog post by Hugh Warwick, Ecologist, Writer and Communications Officer for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society The graveyard on North Ronaldsay is, like the island, fairly small. The drystone […]

Yellow Rattle – guest blog post by Nick Mann, Director of Habitat Aid

5th March 2019

Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle, or Hay Rattle, or Cockscomb, used to be a common plant of short grassland. The rattle of its delicate disc like seeds was traditionally 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 […]