Working to maintain the Churchyard

We contribute a significant part of the annual cost of keeping the grass in the churchyard - one of the largest and most attractive in Surrey - under reasonable control.

In 2004 it became obvious that despite the gallant efforts of the churchwardens, a few parts of the churchyard needed a team to bring them under control. In particular some graves had been overtaken by bushes or brambles, as had parts of the section on the St Mary's Road boundary.

Our working parties are on the first Saturday of the month usually for a few hours from 9am

some of a team

and it all has to be got rid of

some other graves before

and after

Hedley Kay and the war grave of
Charles Richards,
a Leatherhead fireman from Poplar Road, killed on service
in Portsmouth in 1941. This grave and the ones either side
had been completely overtaken by bushes and brambles.

some of an early team, including the late John Forehead

The Friends are grateful to David Jones and Steve Gibson for their loyalty to the working parties.

Please call Frank Haslam L379341 if you too can help.

last updated 7 Nov 2013