Photographs from the St Denis churchyard tidy-up,
14 August 2011
A fine morning allowed 13 willing volunteers to rake up the very long grass in the churchyard, strim around the church and the gravestones and cut back the brambles encroaching from the hedgerow . Many thanks to Carole Cooper for taking these photographs.
▲ Hard at work raking up the long grass cut the previous afternoon: Nicola Jenkins, Becky Fisher, John Lanchbery and Alan Pinney, who strimmed away all the nettles around the church.
▲ Allen Miller, Sarah Brennan and Becky Fisher.
▲ John O'Sullivan took charge of cutting back the brambles and blackthorn..
▲ Nicola Jenkins and Alan Pinney hard at it...
▲ ... as were young William Drake (background left), Peter Mann, Libby Frost and Becky Fisher who had just loaded lots of grass on the trailer behind the mower.
▲ Lawrence Drake and Libby Frost.
▲ Lawrence Drake.
▲ Lawrence Drake, Libby Frost, Sarah Brennan, Becky Fisher and Joyce Denby.
▲ Lawrence Drake, Libby Frost, Alan Pinney and Sarah Brennan.
▲ Allen Miller, Becky Fisher,Sarah Brennan, Peter Mann and Lawrence Drake.
▲ Joyce Denby bending....
▲ ... and raking.
▲ Nearly finished....
▲ .... Nicola Jenkins carrying away the last of the grass while Sarah Brennan does a final rake-up...
▲ .... and Allen Miller takes his barrow, rake and clippers back home – thanks to Carole Cooper, who cleared the foliage flopping onto the path, it was easier than when we arrived.
Our thanks to the following who gave their time and energy to rake up the very long grass in the churchyard, strim around the church and the gravestones and cut back the brambles encroaching from the hedgerow:
...and to Sebastian Kindersley for letting us use his land to put the piles of grass cuttings.
As usual when doing the work, some interesting wildlife was spotted – read about them on the Churches page.
Taizé service at St Denis, 7 September 2011.