A few weeks ago I saw a documentary about Cambodia where they have the largest religious monument in the world. It is the temple complex of Angkor Wat. It was constructed as a Hindi temple dedicated to the god Vishnu but since then it had become a Buddhist Temple.
You may well wonder why I am talking this week about a Buddhist temple on the other side of the world. Well if you have ever seen pictures of the complex you would have seen twisted jungle wrapped around the impressive stones slowly consuming them. It is a major task as the complex covers 402 acres. It followed workers removing plant growth from the highest pinnacles using a few ropes and tied together wooden ladders. Impressive but very dangerous.
The largest religious site in Sketty is St Paul’s Church, graveyard and grounds. Around 7 acres I estimate. Not exactly being destroyed by encroaching jungle but a bramble is destructive in its own way. It can seem like the fourth bridge keeping our grounds and graveyard in a good condition and we are very grateful to Clive, Ray and Roger in all that they do.
This Saturday (28th) we are having another graveyard clearance. Many hands make light work as they say. There are ways that most people can help, be it with a brush, pruning shears or for the more energetic a shovel. The previous two sessions (around 2 hours each) have made a real difference. If you or anyone else who you know could help it would be much appreciated.
Details of the graveyard get-together are contained in the notices.