Photos: God’s acre

18 July 2014

Curtis Photography

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, consecrates a new burial ground, next to the graveyard at St Wulfran's, Ovingdean. Known as "Daphne's Field", bought with a generous legacy from a parishioner, it overlooks the sea. Ewart Wooldridge, one of the churchwardens, praised the "wonderfully spiritual and symbolic service" presided over by Dr Warner, who walked the full extent of the area that was to be consecrated, "kneeling at each corner, where he placed the sign of the cross in the grass". Camilla Tilden-Smith, the other churchwarden, spoke of a desire to create "not just a place of burial, memorial and reflection, but a 'living sanctuary', a gem of natural and built heritage"


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