As you may know, All Saints Marlow has achieved an Eco Church Silver Award for the ways in which we care for God’s earth across different areas of church life.
One of the five key Eco Church areas is the management of church land for wildlife, so we are very pleased to be partnering with Wild Marlow, our local wildlife group, for a variety of activities during the next week.
Wild Marlow’s first Bee Festival will take place on Saturday 4 June, 10am-3pm, in Higginson Park. The free Festival will celebrate all things bee-related, from flowers and honey to bee-themed ceramics, and will showcase Marlow becoming England’s first Bee Town.
There will be plenty of activities for all ages, including talks, guided walks, colouring-in, making bee bombs, face painting, and lots of bee-themed stalls from groups such as the High Wycombe Beekeepers Association and The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
As part of a national initiative called ‘Churches Count on Nature’, you are invited to find and record wildlife in our churchyard, on Sunday 5 June, 1.30-3pm, and on Wednesday 8 June, 1.30-3pm.
During these two sessions, expert volunteers from Wild Marlow will be on hand to help you look out for different species of birds, butterflies and flowers, to see what’s present in the All Saints Marlow churchyard. It will be a fun and simple activity for all ages to take part in, which will help us to move forward with our Eco Church engagement.
Meet by the Memorial Wall in the north-east corner of the churchyard and please bring a pen and paper/notebook.
Updates about the Peregrine Falcons that are nesting on the church spire can be found on the Wild Marlow website.