We are justly proud of our 12th century village church

in it’s rural churchyard setting, and

we are working hard to ensure that it is maintained

as an amenity for the whole community.


A year ago we requested ‘grave-owners’ to tidy up graves

in the Churchyard so as to comply with the

Chelmsford Diocese Churchyard Handbook


In the past few weeks we have been busy tidying

 churchyard trees, shrubs, & hedges, as well as trimming

the grassed areas around the graves.


We are concerned that some ‘grave owners’ have still not responded

to last year’s request to tidy their graves with the removal

of unauthorised trees, shrubs and other planting which

prevent us maintaining an open grassed landscape

 amongst the Head Stones & Iron Crosses.


Our churchyard is a place of peace and tranquillity, and

we ask all members of our community to help maintain

the natural environment around our village church

without recourse

to unauthorised planting, artificial flowers, windmills, etc.


R. Allen Churchwarden 12th November 2016