St Mary's Church

Steeple Bumpstead


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Important Notice


Churchyard Wall


Over the winter you may have noticed that red hazard tape and warning signs have been put up along the churchyard wall close to the old village lock-up.  A work party from St Mary’s did a tremendous job before Christmas tidying up the churchyard and this included removing most of the ivy hanging over the wall. As a result this has unfortunately revealed cracks and some falls of masonry from this old stone, flint and brick wall. We are currently in the process of removing more of the ivy both to reveal the extent of the problem and to ensure it is kept clear of re-growth in the future. We are also awaiting a surveyors report and any action that might be required. In the meantime we suggest that you do not park next to the section marked; admire this wonderful old wall by walking on the other side of the street and please do not think about climbing it!