New Churchyard Toolkit


The land around the church is the public facing space of the church community. Every churchyard is different, ranging from those that can be a haven for biodiversity, to showcase for God’s wonderful creation, to intensly used play spaces or urban parks which bless your community by capturing carbon, improving air quaity and reducing flood risk. They can provide a space of welcome for everyone for worship, reflection and restoration.

Launched at the Churchyard Conference 4th October St Stephen’s Church Bowling, Bradford, this new toolkit for parishes offers a helping hand to make the most of your churchyard. Whatever the size and context of your churchyard, this God given piece of land, has the potential to be cherished and to serve the church and the wider community.

Packed with ideas and practical advice the toolkit takes you through six steps for a fruitful churchyard, to help you develop an actionable plan for your churhcyard. It offers guidance on things to consider for each type of churchyard use eg when developing a quiet garden, a heritage hub or a energy generation hub. 

Download the Churchyard Toolkit here

Download a Template Churchard Parish Plan here

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