St. George’s Churchyard

 

St. George’s Church was built in 1840 and was closed as a place of worship in 2002. The building is now a business centre but the churchyard remains in the care of the parish. There are a number of Victorian graves and to the south side of the church there is a Garden of Remembrance with plots for ashes.

St. George's churchyard

St. George’s churchyard

The churchyard contains a number of fine, mature trees and a mixture of cultivated and wild flowers may be seen around the churchyard, attracting wildlife such as bees and birds. A bench near the Memorial Garden provides a quiet and pleasant place to sit.

St. George's Memorial Garden

St. George’s Memorial Garden

 

In the churchyard this month: crocuses are now in flower.

Crocus flower

 

 

These are some examples of plants and animals which may be seen in the churchyard throughout the year. Click on a picture for a larger image.

Spring

Cuckooflower

Cuckooflower / lady’s smock

Bee on speedwell

Bee on speedwell

Lesser celandine

Lesser celandine

Summer

Buttercups

Buttercups

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Elder flower

Elder flower

Autumn

Common carder bumblebee on sedum

Common carder bumblebee on sedum

Blackbird

Blackbird

Blackberries

Blackberries

Winter

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

Snowdrops in St. George's churchyard

Snowdrops in St. George’s churchyard

First bulbs emerging

First bulbs emerging

 

St. George’s Church is a HiPoint. The HistoryPoints project provides information on more than 1000 places across Wales and the information is available via the website and at each location via QR codes which can be read with a mobile phone. Links to nearby HiPoints allow visitors to plan their own historic tours.

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