Church of England Diocese of York St. Hilda York

04. Churchyard and Memorial Garden Project

Great news! Thanks to City of York Council we have been granted a 'Forgotten Corners' award to renovate our churchyard and memorial garden.  We'll keep you updated on this section of the website.

Our project was launched on Sunday 4th November, when our Hull Road Ward Councillors,  Mr Michael Pavlovic, and Ms Hilary Shepherd joined us for the service, and afterwards planted a tree in memory of those from our community who were maimed or lost their lives in conflicts past and present.

Over the autumn, we've planted spring bulbs donated by Hull Road Ward as part of brightening up our area.  It's lovely to see the daffodils coming up around the church.


The tree work has now been done. StonePlan  have created a paved area and The Community Volunteers (TCV) have now finished the pathway and fencing around the Memorial Garden.  We shall soon be looking for volunteers to help us make the garden a beautiful and welcoming one for our community of Tang Hall.  Our next step is to raise funds for a suitable pathway linking the church to the garden, and then we can put in a low fence and gate, so we can use the paved area as a safe outdoor space for all ages.

We have already had some offers of donations for raised flower beds and plantings in memory of loved ones.  If you would like to help with this, please do get in touch via this website.

To see some 'before and after photos, look on  facebook.

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