St. Luke’s hosts cemetery clean-up Saturday

St. Luke’s Historic Cemetery is a hosting a Community Cleanup at 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

One of Saanich’s oldest burial places, the resting place for many Saanich pioneers, is in need of some upkeep.

This Saturday (June 20) St. Luke’s Historic Cemetery is a hosting a Community Cleanup at 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The church’s lead group is asking volunteers from the community to come and help with the cleanup in a number of ways, cleaning headstones, weeding and cleaning graves. There will be two more clean-ups, on the third Saturdays of July and August.

The churchyard cemetery dates back to 1886, although there were likely unrecorded burials. Needless say after 129 years the effort continues to keep the historic cemetery free of invasive species and encroaching plants.

Those interested are asked to please bring gloves, pruners, clippers, hoes and scrappers. Water is available for cleaning monumental markers, but bring your own bucket and scrub brush please.

Refreshments will be served.

See stlukesvictoria.ca or call 250-477-6741 for more information.

reporter@saanichnews.com

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