Volunteering for the Friends is a great way to get out in the open, get exercise, make new friends and to give something back to the Berkhamsted community.
Since 2014, we have been working together as volunteers to drive a community initiative to conserve and enhance Rectory Lane Cemetery, and St Peter’s and its churchyards. We are working to repair conserve historic monuments and structures, and to enhance the cemetery’s natural habitat to encourage wild species to thrive. Have a look at what we’ve achieved do far.
Whatever your age or abilities, we would love you to join us.
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How you can help
We would love you to come and join our initiative and share your time and skills. Whatever your abilities or fitness, we welcome contributions from everyone! Here are some of the ways you can help:
Spread the word
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Offer your Expertise
The Friends are on the look-out for people with talents and skills to further our work on projects and running events
For the Cemetery Project, for example, putting together the Master Plan requires a range of skills and expertise
- business planning
- accountancy input
- research into other successful cemetery projects
- history of the cemetery and families interred here
- ecology and architectural survey skills
- IT, website and database creation/management
- mapping skills
- marketing/audience development skills
- masonry conservation skills
- legal skills
- artistic/design skills
- knowledge of access and needs of the disabled
- project management skills
Who do you know?
Bring in Newcomers
There may be other organisations you are involved with – Scouts or Rotary perhaps, who might be willing to donate some labour, or carry out visitor surveys. Or groups who might like to think about using the cemetery for sensitive educational and recreational uses – painting/photography groups, schools – please introduce us to them.
You will have other ideas as well – please do share them!