Weekly Churchyard Update (13/10)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener  The South Bed is looking ragged now, as the last standing plants continue to be taken out. The Japanese anemones, Cosmos, Symphyotrichum and Chrysanthemum still offer something. Elsewhere, the pot displays are on the cusp of being taken down or put away. This is their last […]

Weekly Churchyard Update (5/10)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Ongoing division, redistribution and propagation in the South Bed is the main work of the week. There are also still areas to strim and mow, if weather allows. This is the time of year to make compost, with lots to go on the heap, but also […]

Weekly Churchyard Update (21/9)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Little bits will be added to the new sand bed, but a lot of the planting is complete. Expect it to look rather underwhelming for Autumn and Winter, then get going in Spring. Bulbs, seed and a few more plants are still to come. The South […]

Vespers Returns Tonight (8/9)

We’re excited to invite you to an in-person Vespers gathering this evening (Wednesday 8 September) at 7.30pm – our first since the start of the pandemic. There will be some changes since we last met: we are now meeting in the Welcome Centre (our church hall), the Georgian brick building located across the churchyard from […]

Churchyard Update (7/9)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardner While the new gravel bed has been widely (but not universally) admired, this week sees the arrival of a similar quantity of sand. This will be the top layer and will wash into the gaps in the gravel over time. As soon as this is down, […]

Churchyard Update (30/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   It is all about shifting material this week. The recycled brick, concrete and ceramic won’t have escaped your notice. Getting it on the new bed as a base is this week’s task, followed by a similar quantity of sand. Then we can start the dismantling […]

Order of Service (29/8)

Welcome to our 10.30am Sunday Service for 29 August. Today’s service will again be live-streamed from the St Mary’s Welcome Centre to our Facebook page, and you can follow along from home with an Order of Service below. Our service will be led by Revd Dave Edmondson, who will also preside, with a sermon from […]

Churchyard Update (24/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   This week (23/8 – 29/8) remodelling of the railings’ bed continues, with the emphasis on creating a low-maintenance and ground-nesting-insect-friendly site. Recycled building materials will be imported and used. There will be a lot of material to shift, so if anyone has the time and […]

Churchyard Update (18/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener This week (16-22 August), we continue to prepare the new railings’ bed, which will be stripped of vegetation and slightly landscaped in preparation for the base of recycled materials. This will be crushed brick, ceramic and concrete from a local supplier, with a covering of sand. […]

Dr Emma Miles Named Community Engagement Officer

Dr Emma Miles appointed Community Engagement Officer, a new role funded by the National Lottery   St Mary’s is pleased to introduce Dr Emma Miles as our Community Engagement officer, a new role funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of St Mary’s ‘Creative Church’ regeneration project, which will begin this autumn.   […]