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Register for ‘Churches Count on Nature 2021’

Churches Count on Nature runs as part of Caring for God’s Acre’s Love Your Burial Ground week from Saturday 5th June – Sunday 13th June 2021.
We are asking churches to use the week as a springboard to start recording the wildlife within their churchyards.
So, if you fancy running a wildlife spotting event in Love Your Burial Ground Week then please fill out the form below or download a copy here and we will send you a link to a page where you can download various resources.
Read the frequently asked questions about Churches Count on Nature here.
We look forward to hearing what you have discovered in your local churchyard!
Churchyards are often ideal paces for social distancing, even if you have to control the number of people coming in at any one time.  We are all hoping that by June we will be able to meet up outdoors, although we recognise it may have to be in small numbers.  For up-to-date government Covid-19 secure advice please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for activities in England and gov.wales/coronavirus for Wales.
Please register your activities or event using the form below or download a copy here. You should get an autoreply to your registration email containing our logo which you can use in your publicity – please check your spam folder if this does not arrive. Don’t forget to visit our resources page to help you with planning your activity.
We look forward to hearing from you!

    Love Your Burial Ground/Churches Count on Nature Week - Saturday 5th June - Sunday 13th June 2021
    Register your Burial Ground activity here so we can add your details to our listings:


    Are you happy for us to put the above details on our website? Please state what we can include:

    Tell us what you plan to do - we would love to hear about your activity, large or small, and would
    like to add the details to our website. These may occasionally be shared with the media if requested.
    Please tick the box if you agree to this:

    Is this a Churches Count on Nature activity, a Love Your Burial Ground activity or both? Churches Count on NatureLove Your Burial GroundBoth

    Activity runs all week (tick for yes): yes

    Is booking required?:yesno

    Would you like us to send you paperback copies of our Starter Guide to Recording Wildlife? If so, how many copies would you like? (maximum 10):

    What address shall we send these to?

    Have you listed your activity online? if so please type the web address here:

    We would also really like to receive short video clips of your event or open day in full swing - taken from a mobile phone and no more than 30 seconds in length. We will be putting together a compilation of video clips into a short film to highlight the week. If you would like your activity/burial ground to feature in it, send us up to 30 seconds of footage - it could just be footage of nature - to wildlife@cfga.org.uk

    If your church or group is active on social media, please use the hashtag #LoveYourBurialGroundWeek or #ChurchesCountOnNature so we can follow your activities and share them!

    MAKE SURE YOU GET PERMISSION FROM INDIVIDUALS, PARENTS OR CARERS IF ANY PHOTOS OR VIDEOS CONTAIN PEOPLE - if children are featured, get a parent or guardian to sign to indicate agreement.

    (Optional) Send us a photograph of your burial ground to add to your listing on the Caring for God's Acre website. Upload a photo of your burial ground where the activity is taking place (20mb max, jpg or jpeg):

    Do you agree to Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha, the Church in Wales and the Church of England Environmental Programme storing your church name and location on a list of participating churches:

    A simple risk assessment is needed, to cover risks such as trips and falls, and the necessity to follow all COVID guidance that applies on the date of your event. Please tick the box to confirm you will put this in place before the event takes place:

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