Eco Approach to Rural Churchyard in West Cork

Some graveyards are beautifully manicured with neatly cut grass while others have a more natural, even wild appearance. Myross churchyard, at Union Hall in West Cork, falls into the latter category. As a result, it is home to a rich biodiversity of plant and animal life. At the initiative of members of the congregation, headed up by churchwarden Ann Beare, the parish aims to safeguard and promote the species count of plants and animals found within the churchyard.

Members of the congregation gathered at the information sign: ‘Myross Churchyard Biodiversity.’

A sign has been erected at the gate providing information along with an invitation for people to come and enjoy this beautiful place.

Dean Christopher Peters has said

I am delighted that members of the parish have taken this initiative which makes an important contribution to the community. It also represents a practical application of the Anglican Church’s mark of mission: ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth”

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