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Monday, 4 June 2018

God's acre


I may be a bit weird but there are some country churchyards which I think are wonderful.  They are havens for wildlife and places of sanctuary.


Claxby is one such.  There are areas which although not manicured are neat and well maintained.  There's just a little rough space (and maybe a couple of water bottles!) around the gravestones.  

Other areas have been left for the wildflowers to grow.

And just by the door there is a small bed planted with bee-and-butterfly-friendly plants.

And there's even a bench so that anyone can sit and appreciate God's Acre.

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  1. That's a lovely spot. Were you there to worship on Sunday?

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    1. Yes, I was there as the "fill in" vicar.

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  2. Is that the Claxby near Market Rasen? It looks like a very happy mix of wild and tamed.

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    1. Hes, that's the one. It's a lovely churchyard, rich in birdsong.

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  3. All places, which allow natural flowers, etc. to grow, should be valued, and visited. They are hidden gems. Not to be missed.

    There is nothing weird, about visiting a cemetery, where flora and birds, butterflies, etc., visit. What more peaceful spot, could we choose?

    Thank you for the lovely photos, you share with us.

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    1. Claxby is a gem with lovely birdsong.

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  4. How lovely - my church is in the middle of a large city so not much of a "yard" - but we have a huge cemetery in the middle of town that is a lovely spot to walk through. My mother's ashes are in the mausoleum so I find it quite peaceful to visit.

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    1. This is on the edge of a lovely village and it is loved by the parishioners.

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