The Rowan Tree and the Cross of Christ

Look around a churchyard and along with the ubiquitous Yew tree, you will often see a Rowan or two.  With its bright red berries increasingly visible in late summer, it’s inevitable that common garden (or churchyard) birds such as blackbirds and thrushes, will enjoy a veritable feast as they strip the trees of these delicious … Continue reading The Rowan Tree and the Cross of Christ

Colemere Yew Tree

The yew tree in the churchyard at Colemere is a listed ancient tree. It was growing here hundreds of years before the church was built in Yew Tree Field. The experts tell us that it is over 500 years old and probably grown from a sapling from an even older tree.  It could date back … Continue reading Colemere Yew Tree

Plant a tree for the Jubilee

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. Everyone from individuals to schools and churches will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the … Continue reading Plant a tree for the Jubilee