Caring for God’s Acre, a charity, works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds and places of worship.
There are over 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales, that span different cultures, religions and centuries.
These sites , in addition to their historical value, offer much needed refuge for our native wildlife. But the heritage value of burial grounds, and even their continuing presence, cannot be taken for granted. Many of these locations are under threat from development, closure, under management and mismanagement.
KSCP recently became involved, by conducting a wildlife survey of Holy Cross Churchyard in Goodnestone. Near Canterbury. We were joined by Take Off Canterbury who participated in the survey.
With help from ecologist Martin, we were able to identify a whole host of interesting flora and fauna including a pygmy shrew, hunting beetles and the incredibly rare wall pennywort.
For more information about Caring For God’s Acre https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/our-work/