Eco Walks

What and Why?

The idea for eco-walks came in response to a presentation by Andy Lester of A Rocha at the Hertford and Ware Deanery Synod meeting in February 2019.

We hold walks after the All the Family Service in each of the four seasons - January (Winter), April (Spring), July (Summer), and October (Autumn). Whilst these are Family-Friendly they are suitable for everyone. You are invited to join us on a short walk through our six acre churchyard.

The aim is to look closely at our environment, discovering the plants and trees, looking for insects and other creatures, watching for birds and focusing on how everything in nature is interconnected and needs to be safeguarded.

Who can come?

Everyone is welcome - the walk will begin around 11:10, after coffee and a chance to enjoy the craft activity. Families who are not in church for the service, are welcome to join us for the walk.


After the Family Service on the 6th October, we will make a final visit for the year. As well as looking out for late butterflies and dragonflies (if it is sunny), hoverflies, bees, spiders and birds of course, we will be looking to see what evidence there is of fruits and seeds that have been produced, and how they are distributed.

Some reference books will be in the Committee Room for you to browse, together with my binocular microscope so you can look at the detail of butterfly wings etc. I will prepare a little quiz to test your recognition of some fruits and seeds while waiting to go out. I will set out twenty or so specimens of common fruit and seed for you to identify – there will be a bottle of apple juice for the winner! All are welcome to have a go.

Future Dates

  • 5th January 2020

  • 5th April

  • 5th July

  • 4th October

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Further information

Notes from Deanery Synod Presentation 4th February 2019.

A Rocha website.

Swifts Article from our April 2019 magazine

July 2019 Information about out second eco walk - and more.

October 2019 Information about out third eco walk - and more.

St Albans Diocese Living Churchyards website.

Caring for God's acre website.

ARC Living Churchyards project website.

How to find us

Directions and maps

Information for Hirers

Our Hall is heavily used, but may have just the slot you need.

Find out more about the hall and look at the hall diary before making a provisional booking.

Can't find something?

Please email us (office hours are 10-12 Tues and Sat) or contact Jo the Vicar on 01992 584899 or