The Garden of Remembrance
Alterations to the
Garden of Remembrance
The PCC of
St Wilfrid’s Church has been in discussion for some while over how best to
maintain the Garden of Remembrance. We came to certain conclusions at our
meeting of 17 November 2018, but felt we should do our best to
give warning of what will result in a few changes to this area. As it is
nearly impossible to contact everyone with a historical connection to the Garden, the
following action was agreed:
For at least
4 weeks (including 4 Sundays), this notification will appear here and on our
public notice boards, and be included in the weekly Church Notice Sheets. Could
we also urge you (if this is relevant to you) to pass on this information to
any persons you feel need to know about our intentions.
At some point in 2019 we will be clearing plants
(other than potted plants) from the plots in the Garden of Remembrance. We will
then add a wooden border to the two sets of plots; level off the earth; lay
down a weed-suppressing membrane; and then cover the membrane with a suitable
material (probably grey slate). Memorial markers will be temporarily removed for
this short period of time and then replaced.
sought professional advice for these alterations to the Garden, and will engage a respected professional to carry out the work.
None of the remains
will be disturbed during this work. However, those with concerns should talk to
the minister Chris Styles (email@example.com;
telephone: 01323 482088), or speak to one of the Wardens.
intention in undertaking this work is to respect the memory of the persons
whose remains are interred in the Garden, and in so doing to honour God our
Revd C J Styles,
On behalf of
St Wilfrid’s PCC