Sunday School Wood

Sunday School Wood, is a one-acre community nature reserve located within the churchyard next to St. Nicholas Church, and is situated in the heart of the village of Combe St. Nicholas. Whilst it is consecrated ground it can be entered from the churchyard near the church tower, there is a path and steps that lead onto Green Lane and out to Combe Wood.

The Wood was formerly part of the Vicarage garden. In 1995 a number of trees, in addition to the mature trees at the north end, were planted by the Sunday School children, parents and helpers. Much of the Wood became overgrown but was cleared in 2003. Since then approximately 500 shrubs, wild flowers and 5000 bulbs have been planted, bird and bat boxes erected and Deer can sometimes be seen there too.  The School Wood is regularly maintained and the work of the team of volunteers and helpers has paid a huge part in our being a Eco Bronze award Church.


If you would like to make a donation or join our Tuesday morning team of volunteers to maintain the Wood or join the Friends of the Wood, please contact Frank Warriner on 01460 67407 or by e-mail at





Hand-made oak framed shelter and outside classroom.