Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2019

We have very much enjoyed visiting every corner of the County visiting all the churchyards who have entered our competition in its second year. We received more entries this year, and a huge variety, which has been fantastic – thank you to everybody who entered for your support – so its taken a bit of time to get to them all!

We’ve discovered lots of bug hotels along the way, magnificent yew trees, an amazing pond, a mini-beast trail, bird boxes, pretty flower and shrub beds, lots of wild flowers, butterflies and bees, beautifully looked after and cared for churchyards, hardly any litter, and just really tranquil places to be. Well done to all the volunteers who look after them – you do a great job.

We have organised a special Awards Tea at which the results will be announced, to which all the entrants will be invited, to take place on 25th September 2019, at The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral, and we are thrilled and very grateful that the Bishop of Exeter will be joining us for the occasion. We are really looking forward to it.