St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
Peppercorn Place is now open to the public daily as as space where people can sit quietly for personal reflection or meet up with a friend.
There are two separate seating areas - the bench and the picnic bench plus some additional tables and seating in warm weather. We do ask you to please respect social distancing!
You will see that we are growing various fruit and vegetables as well as flowers and herbs. Once the produce is ready to harvest, we plan to distribute it to parishioners who are still staying at home and others in need.
We are grateful to those people who are kindly going in (observing strict social-distancing rules!) to keep the grass mown, tidy the borders, water the plants and sow seeds for our summer and autumn harvest of food and flowers. Things are growing - most of the photos are from 2020, will update for 2021 when things have grown!
Feel feel to visit - as you can see there is space to sit and relax and still keep to social distancing guidance.
EASTER GARDEN 2021
wildlife friendly area 2020
Herb and Sensory Gardens 2020
Tomatoes and lettuces 2020
Spring Flowers 2020
The idea is to strike a balance between man and nature so we are trying to be wildlife friendly. The two areas at the back are being left "natural" though we have added plants that will encourage bees and butterflies. There are homes for insects and hedgehogs plus a bath for the birds and various feeders - including some hand-decorated bird feeders .
Click here for photos of Peppercorn Place in 2019 and the Open Food Gardens afternoon opening.
Butterfly and bee friendly area
four seater bench
picnic table set
If you want any further information or you have any ideas or comments please contact St Mary's (see bottom of page).
For earlier photos of Peppercorn Place (2018) - click here