At St John the Baptist church, Southend on Sea, we seek to provide an environment for use by anyone visiting our church and grounds, for personal quiet time, and reflection. We have recently completed building a sensory garden, set within our Victorian cemetery. The cemetery itself has undergone extensive renovation work, and now allows greater public access. Many of the memorials have been refurbished. We have also opened the John George Hill Memorial garden, in memory of our former Treasurer at St John's.