Churchyard Awards Scheme

Since 1993, the Churchyard Awards have encouraged parishes to take pride in the sacred grounds that surround our places of worship, encouraging care for the spaces that results in places that people appreciate when coming to remember loved ones and also having benefits for the native flora and fauna.

A panel of judges will visit participating churchyards through the summer before awarding one of five levels of achievement and a separate certificate where wildlife care is significant. They carefully compare the sights before them with a clear list of criteria.

Churches wishing to participate need to complete the  2020 Application form and return it by 31 March each year. 2018 Awards can be found here.