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Living Churchyard Workshop

Location: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hatley Rd, Potton, Beds, SG19 2RP
Spend the day learning about how to improve churchyards for wildlife with a day of talks and workshops...

Event details


9.30am - 4.30pm
A static map of Living Churchyard Workshop

About the event

A day of talks and workshops to inform and inspire you to appreciate and manage burial sites for the benefit of wildlife and the community at this event organised by the Diocese of St Albans and funded by a National Lottery grant.


9.30 am Registration and information stands can be browsed. Tea and coffee

10 am Welcome (Judith Evans)

10.10 The Potton Project (The Revd. Gill Smith, Cllr. Andrew Gibb & Cllr John Day)

10.50 Management of grassland with a trip outside (Sue Cooper)

11.30 Tea and coffee break

11.45 Inspiring Others (Andrea Gilpin and The Revd. Gill Smith)

12.15 The Five Steps to Burial Ground Management (Sue Cooper)

1 pm Lunch. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

2 pm – 3pm Workshop 1 - a choice from four (see below)

3 pm – 4pm Workshop 2 – a choice from four (see below)

4 pm Q & A and close

4.30 Tea and coffee




There is no charge for the day but note that there is a charge for materials if you choose to build a bird box in the workshop.
Free tea and coffee through the day.

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Parking information

Free parking in the field opposite the church

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