Churchyard Working Party

The schedule for Churchyard working party changed over a year ago. We now alternate each Saturday with All Saints which means we are working once a fortnight now. The next Churchyard Working party is on Saturday 20th January 2024. The next dates for your diaries are: .
3rd February 2024
– but this is the day Churchyard Manager will be singing in Bristol Cathedral.
17th February 2024
2nd March 2024


The recent Churchyard Working Party, on the 6th January, used most of the woodchip left behind from the tree pruning to regenerate the official path across the churchyard and around the Oak Tree. It has now been extended right into the North East corner of the churchyard. More wood chip will be needed for future chipping of the path around the south east end of the churchyard. There was a number of dead branches removed from the other oak trees and lots were collected from within the churchyard that had previously fallen. the Christmas banners have been taken down and the banner posts placed in the church. The Banners have been returned to the Office. All in all it was a good session and the churchyard is looking good.
Refreshments Available on Saturday as usual at 11 and 1.

Jobs for Saturday 20th January 2024

  • Mow and strim areas keeping the grass well mown .
  • Maintenance required to the compost bins to keep them in good order.
  • Collect up fallen branches etc and move them to nearby the chipper.
  • There are still dead branches on some of the trees which need removing.
  • Hedges need trimming back especially where Brambles are extending beyond the hedge.
  • The buddlias need cutting back.
  • The new hedge at the east end of the churchyard needs pruning to encourage thick growth at the base and to maintain a good hedge.
  • Complete the rechipping of the path around the east end of the churchyard.
  • Make compost and leaf mould available to anyone who wants it. Leaf mould is especially good at soil conditioning and the best leaf mould is from Oak leaves which are the majority we collect each autumn.
  • Use compost to fill holes and level out the churchyard – especially where there are graves which are low.
  • Remove Ivy from Yew Trees.
  • Continue to extend the “Dead Hedge”
  • Now the chipper is working the chippable material around the churchyard and in the compost bins need to be collected up and chipped.
  • The compostable and partially composted material around the chipper needs to be moved to compost bins to complete its decay.
  • As usual there will be refreshments at 11.00 and 1.00 for all comers.

Our  churchyard web pages are available at .

If you have any questions whatsoever, then please contact the Churchyard Manager at

Andy Clark

Churchyard Manager Choir member Tenor

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