Category Archives: Churchyards


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Cherishing Churchyards Week – Saturday 4th June – Sun 12th June 2016

An initiative from Caring for God’s Acre which has created a special week to celebrate churchyards and burial grounds and to raise awareness of the treasures they contain. Churchyards are special places: They often contain a rich diversity of plant and animal life. They are important places for archaeology and history. They often have distinctive […]

How to Understand and Interpret your Churchyard

Scotland’s Churches Scheme has a very useful booklet on How to Understand and Interpret your churchyard. Churchyards attract visits from people with interest in genealogy, archaeology, social history, architecture, art history, geology and nature. This leaflet helps you to identify your local churchyard’s most important features and special qualities so you can help visitors to make […]

Divine Inspiration

Divine Inspiration began in July 2006, based in the Diocese of Coventry and was funded by English Heritage as part of the Places of Worship Support Officers funding programme. It acknowledged that church buildings were held in trust for all people to explore and enjoy, of all ages and any spiritual persuasion. They are full […]

Caring for God’s Acre

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, […]