Greener City Grant for St Margaret’s Churchyard

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has awarded £19,988 to Edgware Parochial Church Council to turn the churchyard at St Margaret of Antioch in Station Road, Edgware, into a multifunctional space for the community.

The funding comes as part of a £1.13million pot which has been awarded to 55 projects across the capital through the Mayor’s Greener City Fund Community Green Space Grants 2018.

The grants aim to give people the chance to create new and improved green spaces in the hope to make London the first national park city, with more than half of the capital green by 2050.

Our vision for the community space

We plan to improve our large old churchyard and turn it into a sanctuary for our local community by improving pathways and lighting some of the main paths, planting trees and hedges providing seating and space to park bicycles. We plan to encourage growth of wild flowers, provide educational noticeboard around the churchyard which could then be used by our local primary school. The churchyard is on Station Road Edgware close to the junction with the A5, there is heavy traffic in the area and planting along our border with Station Road would help to combat air pollution.

This is very welcome
news for the people of Edgware…

Andrew Dismore, London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden

We are delighted to receive this grant which will enable us to transform the churchyard into a sanctuary for the local community to come and rest in this historic, tranquil green space in the heart of Edgware

Rev Sally Baily, Vicar of St Margaret's Church

Latest Developments

Following consultation with local community members and stakeholders development started in
2018. For the latest developments see below…


We are finally ready to celebrate the completion of the project to transform St Margaret’s churchyard into an accessible Community Space for Edgware. Local residents and dignitaries are invited to join us for the opening ceremony on Saturday 4th April at 2pm when the Mayor of Barnet will ‘cut the ribbon’ and declare the space open to the community. Come and explore this new sanctuary for Edgware which features new trees, benches, paving and paths together with information boards highlighting aspects of nature to observe. There will be an opportunity to adopt a plot and plant wild flowers. Afternoon tea will be served.
Please do let us know if you are coming by emailing Rev Sally Baily.