The churchyard of St John’s is a pleasant green space where people come to relax and walk their dogs. It was named St John’s Garden about 40 years ago when many of the grave stones were repositioned and paths established and benches set up.
The churchyard is now closed for new burials, although cremated remains can be interred in the area near the church. The City Council has a responsibility for the upkeep and we work with them and the local community to ensure gardens are well maintained.
Over the last two years improvements have been made by planting and pruning trees, re-seeding with grass and bulbs, and providing new benches and improving the paths by resurfacing .
St John’s Garden
Private William Henry Barker, Age 60 of the Royal defence corp was buried under the name Henry Barker, and listed as H Barker on theWar Memorial. The grave is near the Loscoe Road entrance.
Lance Bombardier Ernest Lambert Cookson, of the Royal Field Artillery He is buried in the old churchyard, to the south side of the church
Stoker Henry Clifford Dutton, Age 21 of the Royal Navy.
Private William Fisher, Age 36 of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own).
Private Guy Clement Edward Granger, Age 41 of the Lincolnshire Regiment and not listed on the War Memorial.
Lance Corporal Alfred Hallam, Age 31 of the Kings Royal Rifle corp.
Second Lieutenant William Frank Howett, of the Royal Air force has a granite cross erected by his family rather than the CWGC white headstone. His name is spelt Howitt on the War Memorial
Lance Corporal EdgarMayfield, Age 34 of the Cheshire Regiment.
Sapper Thomas Charles Miller, Thomas, Age 38 of the Royal Engineers.
Private John Thomas Parkin, Age 41 of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and not listed on the War Memorial.
Lance Corporal Charles Robert Thompson, Age 28 of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment).
Colour Sergeant Joseph James Whelband, of The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment).
At St John’s we have two Great War memorials inside the church and 12 graves of servicemen who are buried in the churchyard.The service details of the 12 servicemen buried in St John’s Gardens details can be found on the CWGC website and they are:
In the entrance hall to the church, there is a bronze memorial plaque commemorating the 176 men of Sherwood and the Parish of Carrington. The memorial to the men who worked at the Thomas Forman factory on Hucknall Road was moved to the church after the factory closed down in 1999. The memorial is on the staircase