Ss Simon & Jude Churchyard
In the 2022 Lichfield Diocesan Churchyard Scheme, Ss Simon & Jude Churchyard was awarded Silver and a Nature Friendly Award.
Our Churchyard is a place of peace and tranquillity for both people and wildlife.
Much of the regular maintenance is carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and local people in their own time or as part of the Community Gardening days (held throughout the year except Winter).
It is a valuable local environment for wildlife, including Barn and Tawny Owls, Bats and Hedgehogs; a variety of flora and fauna flourish in our wildflower meadow. In addition, there are various mature shrubs and trees, including the two aged Yews which are said to be around 500 years old and are protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s). Local volunteers monitor the wildlife.
Our oldest grave is dated 1776, the year in which the original Chapelry was Licensed for Burials. In the 1800’s three family memorials were erected; these are now Grade II listed. Additionally, there are two Commonwealth War Graves (WW1 & WW2) and the village War Memorial.
Undisturbed by traffic, the churchyard has become an oasis of peace and a place for quiet reflection where many people take the opportunity to rest on one of several commemorative benches which families and locals have sponsored.
St. John the Evangelist Churchyard
In the 2022 Lichfield Diocesan Churchyard Scheme, St. John the Evangelist Churchyard was awarded Gold.
Ss Raphael & Isidore Churchyard
In the 2022 Lichfield Diocesan Churchyard Scheme, Ss Raphael & Isidore Churchyard was awarded Gold.
Alongside the church which sits proudly on top of the hill the churchyard is a testament to peace, quiet and beautiful views.
It is looked after by volunteers and host to a wonderful display of Snowdrops in Winter and Primroses in Spring. Most of the Yew trees are thought to be around 250 years old but in comparison, the youngest is very young indeed, having been planted for the Millennium. The wrought iron gate leading out of the churchyard commemorates King Edward VII. Among our graves is a WW1 Commonwealth war grave.
St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard
In the 2022 Lichfield Diocesan Churchyard Scheme, St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard was awarded Gold.