Leaflets promote ‘Sacred Space’ in Wrexham

September 22, 2010 by  

Companies offering printing services in Wrexham will have helped to open up the area’s churchyards to the wider public as a leaflet has been developed to aid visitors explore Wrexham’s churchyards and places of interest in this rural location. Interpretation panels and the new printed leaflets are part of a project called Sacred Space in Wrexham which has been developed to help visitors to the area enjoy places of interest across 12 churchyards. It is hoped that the Sacred Space project will help to conserve churchyards and will promote a wide range of activities, such as keeping a photographic record of gravestones as well as wildlife watching and conservation projects. It is hoped that the printed leaflets, which are available at the churches involved and the local Tourist Information centre, will help enhance a visitor’s experience at the churchyards as they will provide a guide to wildlife to look out for and points of historical interest.

Churchyards involved include Tallarn Green, Eyton, Erbistock and Hanmer amongst others in the Wrexham area. The project was launched officially on September 11th at the St Mary’s Church and included various presentations in addition to an unveiling by the Mayor of Wrexham of the St Mary’s information panel and a tour for guests using the new printed leaflet as a guide to the tour. The event had been planned to coincide with the European Heritage Open Doors Day as it was held in the Grade II listed building that was built in 1904.