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
to unauthorised planting, artificial flowers, windmills, etc.
R. Allen Churchwarden 12th November 2016