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Category: Living Churchyard

One family in Christ...for all the family: Loving, Serving, Growing

Yew Tree Planting at St Edwards

On Saturday 8th April, a yew tree sapling was planted by our vicar Chris Routledge and our associate minister, Keith Murphy. The sapling was grown from a cutting taken from a certified 2000 year old tree in the churchyard of St. Margaret the Queen’s Church, Buxted, East Sussex.  Hundreds of cuttings were taken during the…
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I Spy A Toilet….Nearly!

After four weeks of work we finally have evidence of a toilet in church, albeit not yet very usable except as a flowerpot. The space still looks like the outside privy from my childhood home – you know, the toilet nobody could use because when dad did not have all his tools in there granddad was…
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2015 Review of the Year

What a busy fortnight we have all had with Carol Services, Baptisms, Messy Crib, Midnight Communion, and Christmas Morning – all bookended by our regular Sunday worship.  The Sunday after Easter is often referred to as Low Sunday; I think the Sunday after Christmas could be called Exhausted Sunday! So, as we end this busy week,…
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living churchyard

Despite a rather damp morning alot of work was achieved by the faithful few who turned up for the churchyard tidy up day. Jon cut back the brambles adjoining the cottages.  Terry dug up some tree roots. Peter & Maureen cleared the path to the vestry and Sue re-planted the planter with violas & bulbs…
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St Edwards on Radio Devon

This is a recording of an interview with Michael Chequer from Radio Devon, who came to the Living Churchyard Launch.

Living Churchyard notice board

So, a few days after the official ‘opening’ of the living church yard project…..the long-promised notice board arrived.  

Living Churchyard Launch

Saturday 26th September saw the offical launch of our Living Churchyard in which we formally declared our intentions to protect and encourage the wildlife, flora and fauna. The churchyard was prayed over and blessed by Bishop Nick McInnell, and he cut a green ribbon around the old yew Tree by the door of the church.…
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Living Churchyard launch

On 26th September we had the official launch of our Living Churchyard project.  It was  beautiful day which really showed the churchyard off at is best.  Many thanks to Bishop Nick for his support, and all the other guests who came along to support. If you want to support this project, why not join our…
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