Pupils Sow Wildflower Meadow at Lichfield Cathedral

15th February 2023

Pupils have sown a wildflower meadow at Lichfield Cathedral as part of Lichfield’s ongoing commitment to caring for creation and protecting the environment for future generations.

Pupils Sow Wildflower Meadow at Lichfield Cathedral

The project saw Year 7 pupils from Lichfield Cathedral School work with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to create a wildflower meadow along the south side of the cathedral.

Last year the cathedral created a wildflower area on the north side of the cathedral and during 2020, they planted spring bulbs around their new Chad sculpture to flower every year for St Chad’s Day in March, their patron saint.

Other plans include the creation of both a spring and a summer meadow and are all part of the cathedral’s commitment as an A Rocha Partner in Action. The church has already achieved its Silver A Rocha Award and is currently working towards gold.

Eco Church is a scheme run by A Rocha UK equipping churches to care for God’s creation through their worship, buildings, land, community engagement, and individual lifestyles.

David Primrose from Lichfield Cathedral said:

“In 2022 we achieved our Silver Eco Church Award and we are committed to ‘go for gold’ in the coming year. Our commitment at Lichfield Cathedral is to help make a positive impact on the environment for generations to come and the groundwork we are doing is just a small part of our work this year.”

Juno Hart from Lichfield Cathedral School said

“We were delighted to be involved with this project at Lichfield Cathedral. The pupils love being part of it, not least because they see the progress of their efforts each day as they go to school. 

“It is a great addition to our Forest School provision and helps to bring awareness about the environmental impact of wildflowers and meadows,’ she added.