Members of the wider Penzance community are being invited to join parishioners of St Mary’s Church on Saturday as they plant wild flowers in the churchyard.

The planting is part of a project to make the churchyard a pleasant and welcoming environment for people of all ages, as all as for all the nature that will benefit.

Members of the cluster have been working hand-in-gardening-glove to pull out all the green stops with the Green Infrastructure for Growth team at County Hall and the diocesan environment officer Luci Isaacson.

Team rector, Revd Sian Yates, said: “It’s a fantastic project. Luci has been a great help and people from right across the cluster, including some of our younger people, have got behind our environmental push – as have our church schools.

“It’s really good to have a project where our young people are ahead of us, leading the way.”

Green Infrastructure for Growth project officer Karen Hall, who is based at County Hall, said: “We have been trying to improve the biodiversity of the churchyard and simultaneously invite people in – and we’d like to share all the new plantings with local people and the congregation.

“Hopefully it will start looking better too, now we are having some warmer weather.”

The churchyard is one of five spaces in Penzance that are being worked on by the county green team.

People who would like to help are invited along to St Mary’s churchyard on Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 4pm.