Churches urged to protect biodiversity in their churchyards

January 7, 2010
By Charlie Boyd
Christian Today

The Church of England is advising churches to protect biodiversity by managing rather than mowing their churchyards.

An estimated two thirds of the Church of England’s churches – around 10,000 – have churchyards, which collectively cover the space of a small national park.

David Shreeve, the Church of England’s national environment adviser, said churchyards were a “vital” biodiversity resource.