Our Churchyard is well frequented by a wide range of people - wellwishers and mourners coming to pay their respects to loved ones they have lost, people interesting in exploring their family history, people interested in the Commonwealth war graves, people who are doing research into the historical aspects of the Church building, and also walkers passing through. It is certainly a place of peace, comfort and solace, and a place for the community.
The Churchyard is quite extensive covering some 5 1/2 acres, and surrounding the Church building on all sides. It is well-maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers known as the Grasshoppers. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of work to try and keep it to the standard we wish. Our Grasshoppers team meet every Tuesday and Friday morning from 8 am until 10.00 am (weather permitting) during the main grass growing season and Tuesdays during the quieter months. We use mowers/strimmers on a rota basis so that hopefully all the area gets dealt with in about 2 to 3 weeks and then we start again!!
It is better exercise than going to the gym, and one benefits from fresh air, sense of community and fellowship and also serves a use to the general community. Whilst it is hard work, it is very enjoyable and rewarding. No experience required as training can be given
If you would like to know more information or even get involved in helping out, do contact John on 0113 2532796 or Richard on 01924 823164
If you have a loved one interred in the Churchyard, we would very much appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the grounds and complying with our Churchyard policy, a copy of which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
We always appreciate helpers since this allows for holidays and other commitments, without coming back to long grass.