Our Work Across the Marches
Since Caring for God’s Acre started working in Shropshire and Herefordshire around the year 2000, we have established a local presence throughout the Welsh Marches where we run a number of local projects. Our work, led by Alex Logan, with the Conservation Volunteers won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and their efforts continue to make burial grounds both beautiful and accessible across Shropshire.
Recently we have undertaken a new series of local challenges. Our new, exciting Opening the Ark project, bringing education and knowledge of burial grounds to locals through activities in schools and working with volunteers.
Other work has included the Georgians in Stone project, an educational and informative day held in Bishops Castle in the summer of 2021 which celebrated the Georgian heritage of the town with lectures and music. Another local project, Restoring Shropshire’s Verges (part of the Stepping Stones project) used flower-rich meadow seeds collected from local churchyards and donated to various initiatives, ranging from small roundabouts to long stretches of verge. You can watch our short film about it here.