Wimborne Minster Churchyard has won a Dorset Wildlife Trust Living Churchyard Scheme award.
Margaret Turner receiving the silver award on behalf of the the Minster team, from the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Rev’d Nicholas Holtam. The Living Churchyard Scheme is run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust and the prizegivimg was held at the Trust’s Headquarters at Brooklands Farm, Forston on Saturday 4 October. The Bishop, who has just been appointed Bishop for the environment, was the main speaker and spoke about climate change and the problems of global warming. He praised the work of the many churches who take part in the scheme saying that they all contribute to the reversal of the environmental problems faced by the whole world.
“Mrs Turner leads a small team who look after the area at the West End of the Minster known as God’s Acre and this award is well deserved for all the work they put in throughout the year”, said churchwarden Anthony Oliver.