Churchyard – a community resource

We are very grateful to the Community Payback Tean run by John Stanley who work so hard to keep our churchyard looking so good. They show real care and attention to what is often a difficult and tedious job.

Work is nearly completed on refurbishing the Memorial Garden – under the tree canopy on the left of the photo. Here ashes can be laid to rest without an individual memorial tablet. Work is under way on replacing benches that weather and time have decayed. This will add to the serenity of a visit to where loved ones are remembered.

Please click here to read the Diocesan Chancellor’s rules on the running of a churchyard.

Please bear in mind that the Diocese of Lichfield own the churchyard. It is the St Johns Parochial Church Council (PCC) that has the duty to maintain the churchyard according to these rules. Over the years the PCC has applied these rules to make our churchyard into a place where all can enjoy a visit to the resting place of their loved ones.

We aim to create a serene environment where all can experience peace while they share their emotions and treasured memories.

Please do visit and enjoy the churchyard. If you have travelled some way to visit, the WEB is open on Thursday and Saturday 10:30 to 12:00 where you could get a hot drink. The church is open in the mornings 10:30 to 12 on Tuesadays, Thursday and Saturday.