Caring for God's Acre (CfGA), provide a range of services and support (eg here) to churches with churchyards and for some time that has included supplying monthly articles that may be used in parish magazines around the diocese, written by Harriet Carty, our Churchyard Environmental Adviser, which we're also making available here.
Editors who might like to receive this content in advance for their publication should contact Simon Jones.
Churches Count on Nature is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha UK, the Church of England and the Church in Wales. During a week in June, it brings local people together to discover the wildlife in their local church yard, recording the species they find, combining their results with others which will be collated on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), a nationwide database of wildlife in the UK. For those doing this in June, or indeed for use in your churchyard all year round, our Environmental Officer, Rich Clarkson, has a developed a Churchyard Trail to enable connection with God in nature as wildlife is counted. this can be downloaded here. You can find out more about the Churches Count on nature here.
More details on the Churchyard award scheme are available here.