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Resources for Love Your Burial Ground Week/Churches Count on Nature Events

We hope you’ll have a great time whatever you choose to do! We have put together various links and downloads which may be useful and encourage everyone, young and old to get involved.

Recording

We are encouraging people to use the iNaturalist app this year to record their findings. It’s an excellent app and this page has a variety of links and information on how to use it. You can also submit your records using a PDF form or a Word form.

Things to Do in Burial Grounds

Burial grounds can be excellent places for education, learning and enjoyable activities. Nestled in the heart of communities, they can be used as outdoor classrooms, full of natural, local and social history. This page has various downloads of activities to do with children.

CCoN Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Churches Count on Nature, a new initiative between Caring for God’s Acre, the Church of England, the Church in Wales and A Rocha.

Watch the Love Your Burial Ground Mini-Film

Our mini-film explains how important burial grounds are and gives you tips on running successful events.

Summer Wildflower Spotting

Print out these sheets and take them with you when you are visiting your burial ground – see how many flowers you can find!

Burial Grounds for All – Welcoming all abilities into your burial ground

This sheet explains the steps that can be taken to make your burial ground as accessible as possible.

Marketing Pack

We’ve produced this Marketing Pack with hints and tips on how to get your message out there about your event. Download it here and start letting people know all about what’s happening.

Download the Love Your Burial Ground Poster template

Click to download the Love Your Burial Ground poster template. This is a PDF file with an area that you can type into to add the details of your own event.

Download the Churches Count on Nature Poster template

Click to download the Churches Count on Nature Poster template. This is a PDF file with an area that you can type into to add the details of your own event.

Download English Love Your Burial Ground Week logo

Click  to download the English Love Your Burial Ground Week logo

Download English Churches Count on Nature logo

Click the link to download the English Churches Count on Nature logo

Download Welsh Love Your Burial Ground logo

Click the link to download Welsh Love Your Burial Ground logo

Download Welsh Churches Count on Nature logo

Click the link to download the Welsh Churches Count on Nature logo

Risk Assessment Template

Risk assessment template from Health and Safety Executive

 

Health & Safety/Risk Assessment

This sheet gives guidelines on health and safety, first aid, first aid kits and on doing a risk assessment when running an event or volunteer work party. It is the responsibility of burial ground managers to consider the safety of the whole site for the casual visitor. These guidelines are for groups running an event or work party as part of a conservation project.