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Hedgehogs in burial grounds

9th May 2019

Guest blog post by Hugh Warwick, Ecologist, Writer and Communications Officer for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society The graveyard on North Ronaldsay is, like the island, fairly small. The drystone […]

A little bird told me – New evidence supports the work of those caring for churchyards!

27th March 2019

Guest blog post by Kayleigh Hunt – BSc Zoology graduate and churchyard management advocate. As our world becomes ever more urbanised and agricultural practices more intensive, it is important that […]

A Graveyard Matter

13th March 2019

Guest blog by Chris Riley from Cressage, Shropshire As a recent incomer to Cressage, I have wanted to involve myself usefully with local people in the local community. Then I […]

Yellow Rattle – guest blog post by Nick Mann, Director of Habitat Aid

5th March 2019

Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle, or Hay Rattle, or Cockscomb, used to be a common plant of short grassland. The rattle of its delicate disc like seeds was traditionally a […]

Churchyard crosses, especially in Herefordshire

25th February 2019

Guest blog by Judith Leigh – Trustee, Caring for God’s Acre and member of Diocesan Advisory Committees  Historic churchyard crosses are often overlooked by visitors to churches, but they are […]

Birds in Burial Grounds Part 2: How to improve burial grounds for birds

25th January 2019

Guest blog by John Arnfield – Chair, Shropshire Ornithological Society     If you have a list of birds seen in your burial ground we would love to hear from […]

Birds in Burial Grounds Part 1

25th January 2019

Guest blog by John Arnfield, Chair of Shropshire Ornithological Society If you have a list of birds seen in your burial ground we would love to hear from you – […]

Pushing up the Daisies – upcoming lectures on churchyard wildlife

11th January 2019

Naturalist Steve Woodward is giving three lectures under the title of ‘Pushing up the Daisies’ over the next three months. All are to be held in the Leicestershire area. Steve […]

Finding the plot with Shropshire Archives – a guest post by Marie Kreft

8th January 2019

When I began researching my Shropshire guidebook, I didn’t realise how much I’d grow to love churches. Trying new pubs and tea rooms was always going to be fun. I […]

We need your vote!

23rd October 2018

Making short films to support burial ground volunteers We are appealing to our partners and supporters (who understand the challenge of managing burial grounds!), to vote for our project in […]

Natural History in Churchyards – a guest blog by Steve Woodward

10th September 2018

NATURAL HISTORY IN CHURCHYARDS Steve Woodward Churchyards are well worth exploring for their flora and fauna. Helen Ikin and myself have confirmed this on our many visits to local churchyards […]

Caring for God’s Acre AGM 28th November

4th September 2018

2.30 pm Wednesday 28th November at the Bishops Palace, Hereford. ‘From Chambered Tomb to Churchyard – the history and natural history of burial grounds.’ Join us for an afternoon with […]