Churchyard Update (14/6)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Last week’s “Churches Count on Nature” concluded with an excellent bat walk on Sunday night, when we saw Pipistrelle and Leisler’s bats. There was also a sighting of what we think was a Tawny Owl. It really is worth visiting the churchyards at dusk if you […]

Churchyard Tours in June & July

Our local historians David and Jack Baker will offer four ‘Churchyard Trails’ tours in June and July, telling the ‘stories behind the stones’ of some of the fascinating people buried in St Mary’s ancient churchyard. David and Jack will offer 45-minute tours on the following dates: Sunday 12 June at 2pm Wednesday 15 June at […]

Churchyard Update (31/5)

This week, we will engage in grassland management, just as the meadow grasses are at their best.

Holy Week & Easter 2022

Join us for Holy Week and Easter 2022 at St Mary’s and in the Parish of Walthamstow. We’ll begin Holy Week on Tuesday 12 April with a free printmaking activity in St Mary’s Churchyard at 10.30am for children ages 7 and up (with all children accompanied by a parent/ carer). This event, which is supported by […]

Churchyard Update (8/3)

We have completed our major tree planting now, with the addition of a second Walnut in the older churchyard. It will not be until the end of April until we can be sure of success, but we are hopeful.

Churchyard Update (23/2)

As the storms subside, we are left with some tidying up. A big Ash bough fell in Vinegar Alley and will be sawn-up to add to the “Wall of Wood” down there. Other woody debris will be collected too.

Churchyard Update (14/2)

This week, we are focused on planting some big stuff. We have been offered a Walnut tree, which will be a fine addition to the Old Yard, if it transplants successfully.

Churchyard Update (9/2)

As the scaffolding and building work gets into high gear, we have been busy finding other places for the plants we have. It is exciting, if a bit tiring, making new beds.