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The Garden of Remembrance

 

Alterations to the

Garden of Remembrance

 

The PCC of St Wilfrid’s Church, have been in discussion for some while as to how best to maintain the Garden of Remembrance. We came to certain conclusions at our meeting of November 17th 2018, but felt we should do our best to give warning of what will result in a few changes to this area. However, it is near impossible to contact everyone with a connection to the Garden and so 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.

The Changes

We had hoped for more comprehensive changes to the Garden of Remembrance but that was not possible at this time. For this reason we have reverted to more superficial changes. At any rate, sometime during the autumn 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.

We have sought professional advice for these alterations to the Garden, and have employed 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 (minister@stwilfs.org; telephone: 01323 482088), or speak to one of the Wardens.

Our sole 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 Saviour.

 

Revd C J Styles,

On behalf of

The St Wilfrid’s PCC