Ecological Policy

It is the endeavour of all connected with Our Lady of Perpetual Succour that the Church be run in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

  • When the grass is cut, we leave the trimmings to decompose naturally
  • We use an absolute minimum of sprays and fertilisers in the churchyard
  • No artificial flowers are permitted on graves: the planting of spring bulbs is warmly encouraged as an alternative
  • Heating inside the church is kept to a minimum
  • Our roof is lead-free: the lead was all stolen from the roof in the 1970s, and has been replaced with fibreglass
Spring primroses in the graveyard.
Spring primroses in the graveyard.