Caring for God’s Acre aims to inspire and support local communities to care for churchyards and burial grounds in a way which benefits both people and wildlife.
Churchyards and old burial grounds are ‘living sanctuaries’ providing a refuge for a rich diversity of plants and animals. They are also important places for archaeology and history, revealing evidence of the past and documenting the lives of people who have lived and worked in a parish.
Caring for God’s Acre provides keys to unlock the treasures in your churchyard
- Discover the treasures in your local churchyard – plants, animals, geology, stone carving, epitaphs, ancient monuments.
- Plan the sensitive management of all the churchyard features.
- Make the churchyard a safe place of peace for quiet reflection.
- Celebrate and promote the churchyard as a place of interest and learning for the whole community.
Caring for God’s Acre offers a range of resources including Advice Sheets for free download, an Action Pack full of useful information, and a range of services including training courses, wildlife surveys, and help with churchyard management plans. They also run an annual conference.
More information on the website www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/