If you have walked through our churchyards or visited the Shillingstone Church Centre recently, you may have been aware of some changes taking place to the grounds. Our churches are all working with plans to improve the wildlife value of these areas. This means experimenting with the mowing regime in some areas. It does not mean all mowing abandoned!
These wildlife areas improve the scope for bees, butterflies and birds, as well as wild flowers. I am hugely grateful for all those who care for our churchyards and give up their time and energy to create well cared for places for our loved to rest in peace.
Just because an area is going wild does not mean that it is not cared for – it’s cared for in a different way.
Please do use our churchyards as places to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, as places of tranquillity and spiritual reflection as well as a place to remember lost loved ones.