St.Martin of Tours
Chelsfield, Kent

Church Road, Chelsfield, BR6 7SN

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Charity Number 1131573

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Churchyard Maintenance


BUT all of this takes a great deal of upkeep. It is a vast area and about to become even larger as we plan our new churchyard extension.

The people who have given so many years to keeping the place under control are getting a little older and new, younger help is needed.

We have a contractor who caries out grounds maintenance during the Summer. We have someone who cuts the ‘wedding’ lawn. We also need one or two people to use the strimmers as parts of the churchyard will suddenly ‘run wild’ during the growing period.

People who tend the churchyard do need to strim with care to safe guard the flora and fauna that is enjoyed by walkers and visitors  regardless of their religious leanings. We also need people to come along on special clearance days when a group work together to clear the tougher bits. At the moment many of the trees are being pruned and tended in order that they will continue to grow and remain healthy.

Many local people have already benefited from the free logs which will continue for a while yet.

If you can give a few hours here and there we will be very grateful. Contact a churchwarden who will show you the how and where. If you cannot give a little time on a regular basis then how about finding out when the ‘clearance’ morning will be and come along then.
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Thank you very much in advance.                                                     Ann Blatcher


Many people walk through the churchyard at St Martin’s and many take time to sit a while, it is a lovely place. We have many wild flowers, in the Spring there is a carpet of snowdrops and later there will be Ladies Smock and cowslips amongst many other things. There is too a lot of wild life, so always something to see or look for and many benches to rest a while.