Church Gardens

Published in Church News

There is no doubt about it, spring is almost upon us.  Trees and bushes are starting to bud, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils are either in full bloom or are most certainly heading that way.  

At this time I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all those who, over the years, have kept the grounds around the church neat and tidy;  giving of their time and their talent, and also of their wisdom and their labour. 


Sometimes we take things like well-presented surroundings a little for granted, yet there is no doubting that that they bring us pleasure and a sense of peace.   I would also like to acknowledge Susan Seaton’s contribution in co-ordinating the efforts of the volunteers and say ‘Thank you … from us all’.  Susan is stepping down at this time and so we are looking for someone to co-ordinate the volunteers, and indeed we are looking for additional volunteers to help. 

So two questions:


Do you enjoy gardening or a bit of outdoor exercise?  Would you be willing to give some time to help tidy the church garden whenever you can? (The good news is that we don’t cut the grass).   Occasional weeding and cutting back of shrubs is the bulk of the work, and whatever time you can give will certainly make a difference.

Remember to say a personal thank you to Susan.   Speak to Susan for more information and insights, and get her to point out all those who help, so you can thank them too.   


Rev. Mary Haddow

Scottish Charities No. SC008361

CCL Number: 2762281