Churchyard Working Party
The Churchyard Working Party are volunteers who meet once a month, usually on the third Friday, to maintain the churchyard around the Church and the Church Hall grounds.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis we are doing things a bit differently and plan to have small socially distanced groups from April 2021 onwards. In this ever-changing situation please contact us for the latest plans - if you would like to take your exercise in the Churchyard and we will find a suitable job for you and somewhere safe to do it.
We have entered CPRE Devon's Best Churchyard competition this year following our success in the last three years:
in 2018, we were 2nd;
in 2019, we won "Devon's Best Churchyard"; and
in 2020, we were "Highly recommended" which was what we expected having been so successful in the two previous years. We won these awards due to the hard work of all our volunteers.
In “normal times”, we meet at 10.00 and stop work around 11.00 for socially distanced groups to enjoy their refreshments and a chat! Most people work on till 12.00 - 13.00, but you can do as much or as little as you like - every bit helps.
Each month the ‘green gym’ activities may include: weeding, brushing paths, trimming back shrubs, sorting flowers, oasis and containers; cutting grass paths in the old Churchyard; cutting the hedges, trimming path edges; removing mole hills and disposing of any debris, where possible.
Paul and Penny Kurowski: 01395 742942.
If you want to know more about how we manage the Churchyards, you can download our current Management Plan here.
We have a churchyard quiz suitable for all ages, you can download the quiz here and the answers here.
If you are looking for information about the memorials in the churchyard, we have very good records - please contact us using the details above.
We are the only churchyard to receive a plaque in all three years of CPRE's Devon Best Churchyard Competition
A wonderful bug hotel made for the churchyard by Sam Fuller and his students at Bicton College.