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Newbold Best Kept Churchyard

A dedicated band of workers has ensured that St Botolph’s has been placed in the Rugby Borough district of the Warwickshire and Coventry Diocese Best Kept Churchyards competition every year since 1989, with seven ‘firsts’ and five ‘seconds’.  It has been placed four times in the Diocesan final in the same period.

The churchyard is the scene for the annual Newbold-on-Avon Village Fete, with teas being served in the church itself.  Often the local school orchestra provides music to entertain those who are taking tea.  Indeed there is a strong relationship between St Botolph’s and the local schools with the Vicar participating monthly in their morning assemblies.  The church is the venue for a number of special school services and events each year, to the satisfaction of the regular congregation. 

Also in the churchyard is the final resting place of the remains of a large number of Newbold’s former residents.  This is one reason for the number of people who walk and sit in this peaceful space, there being many families who have been in Newbold for generations.  There are many interesting sagas written in the headstone inscriptions as well as on the monuments in church.

If you would like to help with churchyard maintenance, please contact the Vicar