The church, but mainly the churchyard, was on show over the early May Bank holiday weekend. On Saturday 4 May Sutton Veny hosted the annual seminar of the Wiltshire Living Churchyards and Cemeteries Project.
Based mainly in the Village Hall, the gathering of over 50 people heard a range of stimulating talks before being led around the churchyard by Dr John Akeroyd, a renowned botanist.
John pointed out a wide range of wildflowers and grasses to be found in our churchyard and at the conclusion of the event our church was presented with another ‘Bishop’s Award’ reflecting our fifth year of sympathetic churchyard management.
On Sunday 5th May the mown labyrinth in the churchyard extension provide a focus for a children’s treasure hunt. Lost plastic ducks had to be found and then reunited with their friends in the centre. The churchyard extension by the labyrinth is the area where it is planned to have the Friends Summer Party on Saturday 27th July. Lets hope the weather is as sunny, but a bit warmer!
Thanks go to all the Friends of Sutton Veny Church who care for the church building and its churchyard. Please come to the Summer Party to enjoy getting together.