THIS SATURDAY’S MINI-WALK [OCT 2] – “CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]

St Margaret’s Parish Cemetery – Photo by Ray Baldry

This Saturday, a mini-walk – ‘Caring for God’s Acre’ – will take place from the Plough in Ifield village at 11am [finishing before 1pm]

There will be a mini-tour of the church cemetery – highlighting the heritage, humanity and wildlife of this unique area of the ancient Parish of Ifield.

All welcome.

 

 

 

A view is held that St Margaret’s Church [and the Diocese of Chichester] bear specific responsibilities, especially with regard to the Church being the geographical centre of the ancient Parish of Ifield.

 

 

A Future Vision for the Parish – proposed by the Ifield Society

 

1. Lychgate Cottages to become a Parish Heritage Centre + Re-launch of the Lychgate Vintage Tea Rooms event.

 

2. St Margaret’s Parish Fields to be saved from development and transformed into a Local Nature Reserve [LNR]

3. ‘Beating the Bounds’ of the ancient Parish boundary [once a year]

4. ‘Caring for God’s Acre’ Cemetery Walks [August each year]

 

5. Parish Vision Walk – [September each year]

 

6. Bishop Bell Diocese Day to be celebrated [October each year]

7. Geraint Thomas Day to be celebrated [November each year]

 

8. ‘Save Our Parish’ – National and Local Campaigns. 

‘CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE WEEK’ – JUNE 5TH TO 13TH 2021 – TWO IFIELD SOCIETY MINI-TOURS AROUND THE ANCIENT CEMETERY OF ST MARGARET’S PARISH CHURCH [1] JUNE 5 – HERITAGE & HUMANITY [2] JUNE 12 – NATURE & WILDLIFE

 

9. Lychgate Vintage Tea Rooms –

http://ifieldsociety.org.uk/index.php/2021/09/28/september-28-2021-from-the-archives-september-28-2019-lychgate-vintage-tea-rooms-and-the-battle-for-ifields-soul-display-presentation/

MINI-TOUR – SATURDAY – OCT 2 2021

(a) HUMAN HISTORY – RICHARD SYMONDS

(b) NATURAL HISTORY – DAVID MOON

 

OLDE PLOUGH COTTAGE AND THE ELIZABETH FRY BLUE PLAQUE

HARROW COTTAGE AND H. MONK GROCER & PORK BUTCHER

THE LYCHGATE

WAR MEMORIAL AND W.F. DRUGHORN [with special thanks to parishioner Ron Binmore]

MARK LEMON GRAVE

THORNTON’S CHILDREN GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

ELIAS EASTON GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

MARIA SOPHIA ROSE GRAVE

REVD JOHN ALLEN GRAVE

MONK FAMILY GRAVE AND INSCRIPTIONS

MARIAN PESKETT GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

ELDRED THORNTON WAR GRAVE

PHYLLIS KATHLEEN SALMON TABLET INSCRIPTION