The beautiful churchyard around St Mary with St Alban's is now the subject of a breathtaking new video captured using a drone along with a series of still images which are available to view below.

In June, we joined with other churches and councils in England and Wales in a week of 'Love Your Burial Ground' encouraged by the charity Caring for God’s Acre. We were blessed with a week of wonderful weather during which we welcomed over 350 children, to learn about bees, trees, plants, insects, and birds, and many parishioners to hear talks on these topics and also the history, the churchyard and the graves therein.

We also had a prayer walk, a choir concert, churchyard teas, and Songs of Praise. The Mayor, Mayoress, and Deputy Mayor, as well as our MP came to help us celebrate “God’s Acre” in Teddington, and we hope the week will live long in the memory of all who participated.

Adopt a Grave has attracted 50 volunteers so far, to care for over 90 graves. However, there is still room for more.

In addition, the week saw Teddington Parish's Sustainability Group encouraging parishioners to use their voices and to sign The Time Is Now petition.  By signing the petition we are uniting and telling politicians that #TheTimeIsNow to put a cleaner, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans to rebuild a strong economy.