ST .PAUL Church Yard

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (3329) 

I was just wondering does anyone know who is responsible for the upkeep and general tidying of the church grounds at ST PAUS GOOSE GREEN?
Only went in recently to place the traditional exmas pots on my parents grave and noticed that everywhere the decaying leaves from all the surrounding trees are a real problem walking on them if one is of an old age its very slippery in the past i recall they had been removed but this year not and was thinking is it due like everything else covid to blame , but i do think somebody should try and maintain the area .At castle hill cemetary where my wife's parents are the level of tidyness is very good so why cant the same be done at goose green?

Started: 21st Dec 2020 at 15:32

Posted by: dougie (4607) 

You go and do it that way others my help, look at the volunteers at Downall green just a small number of people but have made a big difference, are do as I did and buy three brushes out of Aldi for £9 and put on the path and a photo showing them how to use them it did work, so you start it off as putting it on here will not help in anyway

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 20:14
Last edited by dougie: 26th Dec 2020 at 18:51:15

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3329) 

Hello Dougie,
Well Dougie there would nothing give me greater pleasure and satisfaction to do it myself , alas after having 10 operations i am unable to do any of the jobs/chores i used to do prior to my latest health problems. I did try and move some of the leaves away on Saturday last by the side of my parents grave Thomas Winstanley & Elizabeth Ann Winstanley , but i could hardky get back to my car due to the crippling back /hip pain and at 73 it's becoming more difficult these days ,for if there is one thing that these op's have taught i HATE having to depend on other people . I apologise if i have come across a idle person .G.B.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2020 at 14:51

Posted by: tonker (23049) 

The residents should look after their own plot, subject to the tenancy agreement !

Replied: 22nd Dec 2020 at 18:21

Posted by: dougie (4607) 

GB you'll not see any leaves in this newer part on or round the grave's now the Volunteers have moved them, but as Tonker said they should all do their little bit

Replied: 22nd Dec 2020 at 22:21

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3329) 

Dougie :
I am sorry to disagree my wife and i have been in today 23/12/20 10.30 am and the leaves are still there !!!!!!!!Also the walkways are in a bad way too !

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 16:24

Posted by: berylh (2060)

In my church the regular members of the congregation 'adopt' a grave that is not maintained regular, even families join in - it keeps the plots looking respected and the graveyard tidy and safe.

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 16:53

Posted by: cindy (5894) 

I think some while ago they used to ask for donations ? to help pay for looking after the Church Yard.

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 18:04
Last edited by cindy: 23rd Dec 2020 at 18:05:57

Posted by: tonker (23049) 

Makes a change from the 'church roof fund'!

In answer to their begging booklet, I once offered a church £20,000 towards their church roof repair. Because that's what sort of a chap I am !

However, there was a condition. And that was, I got the contract to do the repairs. Guess what? They didn't accept my offer!

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 19:04

Posted by: dougie (4607) 

GB,--I was talking about Downall Green Churchyard not St-Pauls

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 19:51
Last edited by dougie: 23rd Dec 2020 at 20:58:02

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3329) 

Dougie :
I apologise unreservedly i mistook it for thinking you meant ST.PAULS goose green .I would just like to wish you and yours a happy christmas stay safe . G.B.

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 15:42

Posted by: dougie (4607) 

THank's same to you Alan

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 20:05
Last edited by dougie: 27th Dec 2020 at 09:31:29


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