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Thursday, 23 May 2024 14:02

Tree work at Great Hampden

We are letting people know that we are in the early stages of working to remove two trees from the churchyard. The first is the ash tree where the path from the north door reaches the drive. This tree is suffering from ash die-back and a tree report commissioned by Hampden House has warned it is a risk. The second is the large Irish Yew in the churchyard. Irish Yews were planted in churchyards because they quickly grow to about the size and shape of a person. They were often planted around churches by the Victorians in a group of twelve, to represent the disciples, or alongsisde graves so it seemed as if a person was standing there. Unless heavily managed every year they grow to an overwhelming size, which ours has done. It is crowding out the much older English Yew next to it and dominates the churchyard as you approach from the footpath.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood is an Inclusive Church. We are part of the Church of England.
We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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