Caring for God's Acre 

Gods Acre burial ground

The Benefice are supporting the God's Acre campaign to care for God's creation, our planet and wildlife.
We are committed to using Eco-compliant products and the purchase of Fairtrade goods where possible.

An extract below is from the 'God's Acre' site to summarise its mission. Please see also the link to its website for more detailed information.

There are over 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales, ranging from small rural medieval churchyards to large Victorian city cemeteries, spanning different cultures, religions and centuries.

Appealing to many who are interested in local history and the natural world, burial grounds encapsulate the history of communities whilst offering refuge for our native wildlife.
For many people burial grounds are the only locally accessible green space. However, their heritage value, and even their continuing presence, cannot be taken for granted. They are under threat from development, closure, under management and mismanagement.
Join the movement. Let’s keep burial grounds beautiful, accessible and connected to their communities.