We are blessed at St John’s with a beautiful churchyard in the heart of Buckhurst Hill. It is a popular place to walk in and spend time in reflection.

The maintenance of the churchyard is done entirely by a group of volunteers who meet weekly on a Thursday to tackle the enormous and never ending list of jobs. They are supplemented by a monthly Saturday session where additional volunteers join them. There is always a friendly welcome and a cup of tea available. We would welcome any additional volunteers from the community no experience or equipment needed!

We are currently working on the war graves in the churchyard to tidy them up for Remembrance Sunday (14th November). We would be so grateful for any extra pairs of hands over the next 3 Saturday’s (Saturday 30th, Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th November) any time between 10am and 12noon. If the weather is looking uncertain please text Sue on 07885 842342.