Organisations who manage churchyards across the county can gain recognition for their beautiful churchyard and their hard work by entering the RCCE Best Kept Churchyard competition.

This long-running competition seeks to recognise and reward organisations who manage churchyards in Essex which are providing a peaceful haven for both humans and animals.

The competition is kindly sponsored by Lodge & Sons (Builders) of Stebbing and Essex Biodiversity Project, and is supported by the Diocese of Chelmsford. 

The deadline for entries is THURSDAY 9TH MAY 2013.  

Please consider downloading our Guide to Churchyard Management Plans.
Entry Forms can be downloaded below or for further information please contact Sue Sheppard 01376 574330 or email

Guide to Churchyard Managem Plans Jul 09.pdf 

BKC Comp ENTRY FORM 2013.pdf