Sentinels on the Marsh – other activities




This project will bring the opportunity to be involved with enhancing the churchyard grounds through wildlife gardening by creating ‘mini-meadows’, providing nesting and roosting sites. To help churches open their doors to increase participation from local communities to use the spaces for activities, meeting places, events etc. Also an audio guide will be produced, new cycle trails and drone footage of the churches.

Sentinels on the Marsh – other activities contributes to Rediscover project theme.


Volunteers can get involved in becoming ‘greeters’ to inform tourists about the church as a building and it’s history and place in the local community. Young people will be commissioned to create ‘art works’ based on living on or the history of the Marsh, and have the opportunity of using the churches as gallery space to exhibit.

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Feb 2020

Bird boxes being installed at Snave

Working with the local church at Snave we will be encouraging more wildlife to use the church yard by installing a number of bird boxes and planting pollinator friendly perennials including comfrey and black horehound.

Sep 2019

Owl boxes installed

Two owl boxes have been made by the community and have been installed in the grounds of St Eanswith Church in Brenzett.

Aug 2019

Church art project in development

The Artists in Residents programme is being replaced by a creative arts project which will involve communities and the medieval marsh churches. More details to follow.

Jul 2019

Gathering of church wardens

The Archdeacon held a meeting of Church Wardens at which we presented a vision for engaging new audiences in heritage and wildlife associated with the church grounds. As a result several Church Wardens have shown an interest and many new events are in the pipeline.

Apr 2019

Works continue at Ivychurch

Owl wooden sculpture_opt

We held an at St George Ivychurch event on Sun 28 April. Together with the local community we planted a Lavender border. A plant sale was also held to raise funds for the church at which over a £100 was raised.

Feb 2019

Works continue at Ivychurch

We will be continuing the works at Ivychurch by holding an event on Sunday 28 April to plant a Lavender boarder. The event will include a plant sale, and tea and cakes.

Oct 2018

Wildlife in Churchyard

Lots of wildlife features now in the churchyard at St George Ivychurch including two wildflower areas and a number of native flower planters. Also in discussion with the Ivychurch Parish Council with the view to delivering wildflower area around the village hall.

Oct 2018

Volunteers nominated for award

Filming for Kent Env Strategy award_opt

The volunteers from this project have been nominated for the Kent Environment Award and have been filmed as part of this achievement.

Jul 2018

Wildlife in churchyards

Wildlife in churchyards

SUNDAY 1 JULY – EVENT AT ST GEORGE CHURCH, IVYCHURCH. Talk to residents of Ivychurch parish on wildlife in the churchyard. 19 people from the village attended  – engaged audience participated in the event, with a follow up event planned for Sept. Following the event some local residents have planned to improve their gardens for wildlife to expand the impact of the project.

May 2018

Wildlife discussions

Officer met with Church Wardens at Ivy Church to discuss wildlife friendly options for the churchyard.

Feb 2018

Project starting during 2018

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We are proud to have been recognised as an Environmental Champion at the Kent Environmental Strategy Awards. Here’s a video that was made to celebrate our project.


It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.


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