The first of a series of case studies from churches around the Diocese of Oxford has just been published. Supporting biodiversity in a churchyard is a case study from St Mary and St John Church in East Oxford.
It is the story of turning a churchyard that had become a forest of overgrown trees and tangled undergrowth, convenient for prostitution and drug taking, to be a much appreciated quiet green space in the middle of a busy urban area. The maintenance of the churchyard has also become an important partnership between the church and others in the local community, and it is now an educational resource on wildlife and local history.
To read the full case study download this file: Churchyard Case Study – St Mary St John Oxford.pdf