Lending a Hand at Privett

A dozen 13 – 15 year old students spent a day carrying out various activities in the churchyard; clearing weeds and debris, cutting back encroaching foliage and tidying around the gravestones, finishing with an interactive session on the history of the church.

They also uncovered a bit of a surprise when they found a huge yew tree stump which had been buried under a pile of brambles. The students were excited by the thought that their discovery of this mighty tree, which must have been well over 1000 years old, suggests that the churchyard has been around for even longer than we previously thought.

Working in conjunction with the local PCC (who own the churchyard) we hope that they’ll be able to visit 4 times a year and make the presentation of the church and churchyard an on-going project.