Churchyard Youth Engagement

St Matthew’s Church has one of the largest churchyards in North Yorkshire and it is an ideal place to learn about nature and the wildlife in our outdoor spaces, as well as a place to be creative and develop practical skills.

Hutton Buscel PCC is working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, local schools and childcare groups to provide opportunities for children and young adults to engage with nature and the church community, which may include:

  • Building bird boxes and bug hotels
  • Weeding and tidying
  • Pruning bushes
  • Planting and splitting/relaying seasonal bulbs
  • Churchyard walks and exploration

As well as volunteers, we are also on the lookout for some garden hand tools, if you have any spare they can be donated by leaving them in church by the south door. We particularly need long handled trowels, a fork, two spades and a pair of shears.

Thank you

Main Contact: Mr Malcolm Hewitt

Lead Church: St Matthew’s Church



To make a donation online please select your Parochial Church Council and follow the instructions:

Hutton Buscel PCC 

 – Wykeham PCC 

 – Brompton PCC


Thank you for providing the resources to enable us to continue our work in the local community and to maintain our much loved historic buildings and grounds.