Eco Church

‘In 2019 the churches of St. Benedict’s and The Venerable Bede registered with Eco Church. It is an award scheme with bronze, silver and gold levels for churches in England and Wales to demonstrate that the Gospel is good news for God’s earth. Covid 19 put us back for more than a year but on 11 May we managed to start digging at St. Benedict’s churchyard to prepare a bed for planting wildflower seeds to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. This is part of making the churchyard more attractive to wildlife in general. Putting up bird and bat boxes: insect hotels: bird feeders etc will follow!’