Taking our cue from last June when we enjoyed a week of events in our own 'God’s Acre', we will be putting the focus on the churchyard again over the weekend of 25/26 June.

SATURDAY 25, from 10.00am to 5.30pm, there will be talks, a tour and a trail for you to enjoy and take part in:

10:00 - talk on churchyard history ( in church)

11:30 - talk on bees

14:00 - tour of flowers and trees

17:00 - second talk on churchyard history (in church)

All day - children’s churchyard trail


SUNDAY 26, from 10.00am to 7.30pm, we will have services, celebrations, cream teas and flower displays. Supported by St Mary's Handbells and Plain & Pearl:

10:00 - Festival Communion with Children's Church activity

11:15 - dedication of a new sensory area at the east end, thanks to a grant from Richmond Council

All day - Grown not Flown flower displays in church

14:00-17:00 - delicious homemade cream teas and cakes, served in the churchyard

14:00-17:00 - Plain & Pearl Stall, offering vintage craft materials

14:30 & 15:30 - St Mary's Handbells Recitals

18:30 - Churchyard Ecumenical Evening Service


If you can help with any of the following, please get in touch: 020 8943 2262 or email info@stmarywithstalban.org.

  • Donating plants for the sensory garden
  • Volunteering to help with setting up/serving/clearing up the churchyard teas and/or baking a cake/scones to serve
  • Donating cut flowers or greenery from your garden for the church displays, as part of Grown not Flown; supporting more sustainable flower decorations in church. Please keep stems/stalks as long as possible, and bring to church on Saturday by 3pm (buckets of water will be at the back from 10am).