St John’s Shortlisted for Prestigious Biodiversity Award

I am very pleased to announce that St John’s has been shortlisted for a Biodiversity Award from the Church Times. This award recognises the hard work the congregation and local volunteers have put into caring for God’s creation in our parish – well done everyone! St John’s is pitted against Bradford Cathedral, OASIS Community Church,…

Details

Traditional Technique Provides Cutting Edge for Emma

St John’s is teaming up with Emma Gillon, a local estates manager, to return the venerable art of scything to the landscape. Inspired by a recent scything workshop at St John’s, Sharow, Emma will be replacing much of her petrol-powered mowing equipment with elbow grease and the trusty scythe. Emma says, “I love using the…

Details

Beth Lonsdale, Heritage Learning Assistant, on Cherishing Churchyards Week

Cherishing Churchyards Week What fun! I would really encourage every church to get involved with Cherishing Churchyards week – a week of activities in which the whole community can come together to enjoy heritage, biodiversity, and good company (and, in our case, plenty of cake!). The week ran from the 3rd-11th June and is organised…

Details