St.Martin of Tours,
Chelsfield, Kent

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Churchyard Maintenance


BUT all of this takes a great deal of upkeep.

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

We have a contractor who caries out grounds maintenance during the Summer. We need a team of  volunteers who are periodically prepared to cut the ‘wedding’ lawn and maintain the churchyards as they 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.

We now have a regular Monthly Working Party, normally on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9am - 11am do come and join our group of volunteers.

If you can give a few hours here and there we will be very grateful. Contact churchwarden Philippa Rooke,  who will show you the how and where.  

Please email:

Thank you very much in advance.        

Churchyard Regulations and Memorial:s:

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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.