The Friends of St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe, was set up in 2012 to sympathetically restore, conserve and maintain, for the public benefit, St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe. We ensure the churchyard is cared for in a way which makes it:
We have created a searchable index of most of the headstones, so if you have a friend or relative who may be buried in our churchyard, search our database - if we have a match we'll be able to tell you what is written on their headstone, and where in the churchyard they are buried.
The Friends are delighted that Bob Horne is to be our Poet in Residence. Bob is a well known local poet and publisher of poems. He lives in our area but has no immediate plans to take "in residence" too literally.
Bob is a former teacher and well known former sportsman. He is also Chair of Lightcliffe & District History Society.
If you live locally, or are able to visit the Churchyard for a few days, there are plenty of opportunities to help us in our work. Please contact one of the committee members to find out more.
If you are able to make a donation to support us in our work, this will enable us to continue to restore and maintain the churchyard, providing a great space for the local community, and allowing us to ensure the graves of those buried in our churchyard are cared for with dignity and respect.