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Year of the Burial Ground


2020 will be the 20th Anniversary of Caring for God’s Acre and we are celebrating with a ‘Year of the Burial Ground’.
During the year we will be partnering with experts and organisations to raise the profile and celebrate the unique heritage within these special sites.

There will be many ways of becoming involved:

Attend one of our conferences
We have organised two ‘Beautiful Burial Ground’ conferences in March. These days will bring together experts for a packed itinerary – inspiring attendees to investigate and record in burial grounds and show how records can be used to help with management decisions and interpretation.
More details to be released later this year but in the meantime, here are the dates for your diary:

Thursday March 12th National Museum, Cardiff
Thursday March 26th The Circle, Sheffield


Enjoy our detailed monthly blog posts from experts in the field
From memorials to migrating birds, visit our website or sign up to our e-newsletter to learn fascinating facts about all things burial ground related.


Submit your wildlife sightings to our new Beautiful Burial Ground database
And look up what wildlife is in a burial ground near you!


Run an event as part of Love your Burial Ground Week
Sure to be the biggest yet – the second week of June.


Enter our Photographic competition
More details to be released in December.


Use the year to raise the profile of your own burial ground
Contact us for press release templates and ideas for articles to go into your local newsletters…


Join us on social media
Use the hashtag #yearoftheburialground so we can make contact, retweet and see what you are up to.


Contact Andrea if you would like to find out more about how to get involved and support this special year.