The Parish Churches of Ranworth with Panxworth,
South Walsham, Upton and Woodbastwick

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Churchyard Conservation

Churchyards support around half of Norfolk’s populations of these once familiar meadow flowers, lost elsewhere to land development and intensive farming.

Cowslip

Cowslip

Ox-eye Daisy

Ox-eye Daisy

Lady’s bedstraw

Lady’s bedstraw

Burnet saxifrage

Burnet saxifrage

Species list for Woodbastwick Churchyard

Conservation Tapestry

Altar kneeler in St Helen’s showing the nationally rare British race of the swallowtail butterfly, found in the wet fens of the Norfolk Broads. The Ranworth Rose emblem is entwined in a waterscape of fishes and the flowing leaves of water plants. The tapestry, made for the Millennium, was designed by Chris Springham and is 24-feet long and was stitched in 24 months by 24 people.

For information about how to establish and manage a Conservation Area or butterfly meadow in your own churchyard contact:

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Conservation Scheme Notice - click for larger image

Operation Noah

The Christian Ecology Link