Managing our Churchyards
All four of the churches have churchyards surrounding the church building.
St Frideswide has an area set aside for the strewing of ashes. It is a beautifully marked out space delineated with a cordon of apple trees. Contact the Rector if you would like to inter the ashes of a loved one there. The whole of the churchyard is deliberately managed for wildlife, especially to promote the flourishing of bees. We are working in partnership with The Friends of the Earth Create a Buzz campaign.
St Margaret of Antioch has churchyard that is still open for the burial of those who live in the parish and have a particular association with the village of Binsey. It is managed for wildlife and mown four times a year during the growing season.
St Lawrence has no new plots available for the burial of bodies or ashes. We are still interring bodies and ashes in existing graves. The churchyard is managed for wildlife under a plan created with the assistance of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Nature Trust. We hope to create a strewing area under one of our yew trees.
St Peter and St. Paul has a Garden of Remembrance behind the church where ashes can be strewn in unmarked plots in the lawn.