Letcombe Regis – St Andrew’s
About this Churchyard
The churchyard is divided into three sections, a large area managed especially for wildflowers, a grass area that is mown regularly between April and October and a much smaller area close to some sections of the church where a range of garden flowers are grown.
Over the past few years the wildflower section has become the passion of one lady, a resident of over 40 years in the village who has tended the village verges and communal areas so that there is now an annual display of wild flowers along those as well especially snowdrops and primroses. Our enthusiast collects seed from wildflowers across the local chalkland area (only from where they are abundant), tends them at home and then plants them in the wildflower area so the existing wildflowers have been added to and enriched for biodiversity. We are indeed fortunate in having a wide range of wildlife in all three areas of the churchyard.
Village residents including members of The Letcombes Conservation Group and the congregation are asked to volunteer several times a year to assist with labour intensive tasks, such as pulling out creeping ivy from part of the wildflower area under trees, or sweeping leaves and fallen branches in late autumn.
- Wildflower area
- Wildlife haven
- Peaceful space for quiet reflection
- Good accessibility
- churchyard cross
- Memorials with famous or infamous connections
- Fascinating monuments
- Great for fungi
St. Andrew’s Church
The burial ground is open all year round. The church is generally open on Tuesdays
St Andrew’s Church near You webpage
Access to the churchyard is from a tarmac footpath ramped for wheelchairs from the south, and on a paved path through the churchyard.
There is an accessible toilet in the church.
There is a backed seat in the church porch and seat at the crossroads by the church.
Parking & Transport
There is on street parking near the church, please park considerately.
The nearest train station is Didcot from where buses go to Wantage. A footpath avoiding roads connects Wantage and Letcombe Regis.
There is a village shop and café opposite the church. The local pub also serves food.