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20/03/2013 18:22:47
jlapete
Posts 20
Thank you hcm68 for the details of chris but i do know him as i do many others as i have done lots to help the church but sadly cannot do the church yard due to me having crumbling of the spine and cervical spondylosis so am now having to use walking frame and a wheelchair. so cannot help in this way. I was helping mike evans in the cafe in the church porch every thursdays untill xmas but as my condition has got worse sadly i have had to stop. but i will carry on with other things in the church to help them.
20/03/2013 16:25:20
hcm68
Posts 3
The church warden is Chris Saunders and his number is 01233 663365. I'm sure he would be pleased to accept your support and any practical help you can offer.
20/03/2013 15:27:31
jlapete
Posts 20
Well we are entitled to our own opinion andif you think that the church is nice the way it is then thats up to you but as for wild look well i love wild flowers and i love lots of different plants that attract the wildlife. but all thats growing in the church yard is over grown grass that looks a mess and not looked after. it looks like they only care for the newer graves and cannot be botherd with the older ones which is not right.
19/03/2013 20:30:43
hcm68
Posts 3
I think our churchyard is very beautiful. I am grateful to those that do maintain it and I think the display of snowdrops and daffodils is lovely. I am glad that it is in part, a haven for wildlife and I believe there are some very rare lichens on the stones, many interesting birds and insects, and as an amateur botanist I enjoy the wild plants and various habitats. Have you noticed that that grass sward is so varied in species? Some areas have ancient chalk (calcicole flora, that is chalk favouring plants) and within a foots distance neutral flora that would not grow on chalk. You might like to think about why that is and the meaning of it. Certainly these habitats would be destroyed by 'good order' and 'the best'. I also find this 'wild' feel to be very tranquil and peaceful myself, very relaxing. There are so few places where nature is given a little freedom.

I am not sure who you feel the people of the church are that should be doing the hard work that you seem to expect of them, but I'm sure the very few left that do already work to keep the place going at all, would be grateful of your gardening volunteer hours, elbow greas and contribution to its upkeep - if you really think that's for the best.
18/03/2013 18:32:19
jlapete
Posts 20
I have just watched the 6 oclock news and why village has been voted one of the best villages. They show you the lovely church yard and this reminds me to say about our village church yard its a right mess. It only gets cut in some areas and its not right its one the the first thing you see when you come into the village and all you see is a mess. We do our best to get the village in good order but the church yard is one important part of the village not just for the church but also for visitors and walkers. why dont the church work hard to get this up to the standerds of others. It would make a big difference.
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