Outdoor Connections


The Diocese of Chester is working with the organisation 'Caring for God’s Acre'  to support parishes to get the most out of churchyards – to reconnect with your community and enrich the environment.

Together with Caring for God’s Acre, the Diocese of Chester invite people from across the diocese to a number of webinars, starting in May, giving training and encouragement on many aspects of using churchyards, and linking them together in a forum for sharing ideas and experiences.

This comes at a time when environmental issues are very high on the agenda of the diocese. Throughout the period of Lent we posted daily reflections that each focused on the environment. The diocese is also committed to becoming an Eco-Diocese following a unanimous decision by Bishop's Council to agree to work towards that target. Eco Diocese is an initiative from the Christian environment charity, A Rocha. You can read more about this here

The webinars cover a variety of topics:

Webinar 1 – What’s so special about churchyards?
Tue, 4 May 14:00

Webinar 2 Blooming and Beautiful – getting the balance right
Tue, 11 May 2021 14:00

Webinar 3 – The Five Steps to creating a management brief
Tue, 25 May 2021 14:00

Webinar 4 – Involving the community – part 1
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:00

Webinar 5 – Involving the community – part 2
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:00

Webinar 6 – Telling the story – how to design effective interpretation
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:00

To find out more or to register to attend the webinars, visit the Caring for God's Acre website.



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