Creating the community wildife garden from an unused section of the rectory garden was a major project begun in the autumn of 2011 and still under development. A significant milestone was reached on 9 June 2012 when the garden was dedicated by the Bishop of Hulme. This meditation on the place of the garden in the church's witness and worship was provided by Professor Peter Scott, Professor of Theology Ethics and Society at Manchester University and a member of our congregation.
Our Green Group meet in the Wildlife Garden and church grounds most Wednesday afternoons to prune, plant, tidy and manage the garden and orchard.
Over the last few years we have worked with the University of Manchester Student Volunteer Programme. Two or three times a year a group visit to assist us with maintenance and development of the garden and church grounds, and to learn about caring for managed wildlife gardens.