Friends of All Saints Church
A new group who care about the Church and its grounds
• Keep the Church clean and tidy
• Manage and mow the Churchyard
• Organise fundraising and grants for major works
By joining us you will:
• Ensure the Church will be there for future generations
• Enjoy some social gatherings
Contact our Chairman, Robert Woodfield firstname.lastname@example.org to go on our mailing list; no membership fees and no obligation.
Our first major project, the Easton Labyrinth and Peace Garden, was opened on Sunday July 29th 2018.
The result of 4 years of planning and fundraising and 11 weeks of construction, this installation is intended to be a place of contemplation and reflection for everyone in the area, and will hopefully become a destination for villagers and visitors alike.
“ came about because the churchyard needed extending and after all the effort and expense of achieving that, we felt that the space could be better enclosed and could also provide a useful amenity for the village. We know from our village survey that some older villagers, and the bereaved in particular, can feel a sense of isolation and loneliness, and we hope that by providing a peaceful, attractive seating area in the churchyard as well as a labyrinth for contemplation, we will make the churchyard more welcoming, and Easton on the Hill an even better place to live” said Friends of the Church Chairman Robert Woodfield.
The extended churchyard area has now been enclosed by a superb new stone wall, constructed by local craftsman Butch Baker, and the Labyrinth and Peace Garden was constructed by Collyweston based firm Messenger BCR Ltd and designed by Ken Rawson, a garden designer who also lives in the village.
The Peace Garden has at its centre a new sculpture by local artist Michael Moralee, kindly sponsored by the family of the late Sandra Watson, a much-missed villager. This contemporary piece is called “Honouring Life” and provides a focal point for visitors to enjoy and appreciate.