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16th Oct, 2021

People invited to help create Covid 'living memorial' at Bromsgrove's St John's Churchyard

PEOPLE are invited to come and create a new ‘living memorial’ at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church for all those affected by Covid.

The event will take place at the church between 1pm and 3pm next Saturday, September 25.

The plan is to plant two large circles of daffodils in the churchyard and beds of wildflower seeds on the banks of the churchyard paths.

James Hawthorn, one of the organisers of the memorial, said: “We are very grateful for local businesses and individuals who have contributed towards the creation of this living memorial.”

Rev Ray Khan, vicar at St John’s Church, said: “I came up with the idea as I wanted to create a space within the churchyard where people could come, reflect and remember.”

Organisers are now looking for people and families with gardening tools to come and help plant out the plot.

There will also be opportunities for children to paint stones and chalk hearts on the church paths.

People are welcome at any time during the two hours and there will be a short open service in the churchyard at 3pm to remember and give thanks.

Refreshments will also be on sale at the Church Hall.

Anyone wanting more information should email Rev Ray Khan at rev.stjohns.bromsgrove@gmail.com or call 01527 577172.

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