On a warm Autumn morning under a blue sky and glorious sun, St Mark’s welcomed many from our congregation as well as the local community – who came together to help us to tidy our churchyard. With the special remembrance service approaching (remembering 100 years from the end of the First World War), we wanted to ensure the grounds were a reflection of the incredible pride Pennington has for those whose lives were sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
We’re lucky to have such a beautiful space and are grateful beyond words to those in the community who have come to help us today. A special mention to the Musketeer, a local pub in Pennington – as well as those from the Pennington social club and volunteers from the village Tesco Extra store.
Pesky pine cones!
Ingrid means business with the shears!
Cutting the wood for the new composting corner
Clearing a space for the new compost heap
Come to St Mark’s instead of your gym – where you can lift weights for free!
Clearing the graves
Tidying away the edges of our churchyard
Pull cord to operate
The Pink Vicar digs in
Fresh recruits for the task!
Making gardening look cool
Our veggie plot, being turned over in time for next years planing
Sweeping the pine needles
Coffee makes the world go around…
A well deserved cup of tea
Rachel, surveying the changes in the churchyard
Hard work reveals an old gravestone
Serving the tomato soup
A temporary addition to the memorial, pending their names being inscribed fully
Melvin from the Royal British Legion
Hard at work
Careful with the snips, Josh!
More productive than Playstation!
Our new composting corner, complete!
Our thanks to Tesco, Pennington for their help!
Finally; if a picture tells a thousand words, a video surely must come close to doubling that?