People invited to help create a ‘living memorial’ of Covid at St John’s cemetery in Bromsgrove
PEOPLE are invited to come and create a new ‘living memorial’ at St John’s Church in Bromsgrove for all those affected by Covid.
The event will take place at the church between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday September 25.
The plan is to plant two large circles of daffodils in the cemetery and beds of wildflower seeds on the banks of the cemetery walkways.
James Hawthorn, one of the organizers of the memorial, said: “We are very grateful to the local businesses and individuals who have contributed to the creation of this living memorial.”
Reverend Ray Khan, Vicar of St John’s Church, said: “I came up with the idea because I wanted to create a space in the cemetery where people could come and reflect and remember.”
Organizers are now looking for individuals and families with gardening tools to come and help plant the plot.
Children will also have the opportunity to paint stones and hearts with chalk on the paths of the church.
People are welcome anytime during the two hours and there will be a short service open in the cemetery at 3pm to remember and thank.
Refreshments will also be on sale at the parish hall.
Anyone wishing more information should email Rev. Ray Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01527 577172.