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Autumn webinar series – Seeking Sanctuary – conserving amphibians and reptiles in burial grounds

31st October 2023

Amphibians and reptiles have a special place in many of our hearts – perhaps stemming from fond childhood memories of collecting tadpoles in jars, or the thrill of catching a […]

The Quiet Garden Movement

9th October 2023

We spoke with Sarah Jane Godson, Charity Co-ordinator of The Quiet Garden Movement to learn a little more about the charity. How many Quiet Gardens are there and where can […]

The Graveyard Shift

3rd July 2023

This month’s blog post is reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Non Morris, and


13th June 2023

In the hamlet of Whitton, Shropshire lies the tiny Norman church of St Mary’s, it’s churchyard a swaying sea of ox-eye daisies. Peaceful and hidden from the road, this place […]

DOE Students helping on Taskforce Day in Cusop

13th May 2023

Hi Celia, please tell us a little about how your project began? Our beautiful churchyard and my love of nature inspired me to co-ordinate a God’s Acre Programme which has […]

Birds, bats and butterflies – how a Churches Count on Nature event revealed hidden gems at St Mary’s…

7th March 2023

We spoke to Rev’d Susan Blagden from St Mary’s, Caerhun, Conwy, Wales about their experience of joining in with the week. Hello Susan, please tell us a little about yourself. I am […]

people standing around a moth trap

How St Matthews used iNaturalist to get their church on the map!

1st March 2023

We spoke to Sarah Folkes from St Matthew’s Church, Salford Priors about their experience of joining in with the week. Hi Sarah, please tell us a little about yourself. I’m […]

Wildlife records

Celebrating the Beautiful Burial Ground Project

30th January 2023

Executive summary by Harriet Carty, Director of Caring for God’s Acre After 4 ½ years our Beautiful Burial Ground project has come to an end. We are really proud of all […]


23rd January 2023

The first known cultivation of snowdrops in the UK was recorded in 1597. While it is thought that pilgrims originally brought this beautiful flower to our shores, it was the […]

Out & About with Opening the Ark

14th September 2022

It has been a busy 9 months for Opening the Ark, since starting the project in November 2021 we have already managed to engage with over 500 people and counting. […]

clay tiles

Summer Flowers & Butterfly Spotting Guides

27th July 2022

We have started a series of printable Spotter Guides to use at events or pop on notice boards to encourage visitors to identify what they discover. We now have summer […]

picture of butterfly spotting guide

The Beautiful Burial Ground Project Wins Award

11th July 2022

We are absolutely thrilled that our Beautiful Burial Ground Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been awarded the Best Practice Award for Knowledge Sharing (2022) by the […]

Liam Taylor, Data Manager, receiving the award from CIEEM
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