God's Little Acre

‘God's Little Acre’

This a project is undertaken by Steve and Christine Bottom, both members of the congregation at St Mary's Kippax, reverting a section of the churchyard to meadow grass with wildflowers and a snaking mown path through it. This area of the churchyard gives local children the opportunity to explore wildlife and also to learn about the history of the church.

Gods Little Acre was in the planning stage for some considerable time, but due to the Covid 19 pandemic did not become reality until August 2020. The first session involved Bug Hotel building and Bug Hunting in St Mary’s Churchyard. There were five extremely excited children in attendance.

All the children donned their High Visibility Vests, gloves, and Safety Specs, thanks to a grant from the Diocese, they were all highly active making different pods for inclusion in the Bug Hotel using, twigs, bamboo cane, moss, dry leaves etc. They then went out into the far reaches of the Churchyard, to catch and study our resident bugs and mini-monsters. There was an element of excitement when they found spiders, ladybirds, and the like. A good day was had by all, including parents and grandparents alike. All wanted to come back for another session

Watch this space for other Bug Hunts.

Some of the children enjoying the day.

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