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God's acre

A nickname for a church graveyard. The phrase comes from the German word Gottesacker, meaning "God's field" or "God's seed field," an allusion to the notion that believers are "sown" in it. Well, we'll all be buried in God's acre someday.
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God's acre

a churchyard. archaic
This phrase comes from the German word Gottesacker meaning ‘God's seed field’ in which the bodies of the dead are ‘sown’.
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God’s acre

n. a cemetery. When I end up in God’s acre, I want everything to go on without me.
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God's acre

A churchyard burial area. The phrase is a translation of the German word, Gottesacker, “God's field” where the souls of the faithful are sown. The phrase also been used for the dedication of a portion of a farm field or a garden plot to growing food that will be given to the needy. The phrase should not be confused with Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel, God's Little Acre.
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Cary recommends is God's Acre. The property is owned by the city of Worcester and managed jointly with the Airport Commission.
Mae nifer o fanteision i'r bladur, fel yr eglurodd Andrea Gilpin o'r elusen gadwraethol Caring For God's Acre.
Adjoining conservation lands to the property include Logan Field, land that is under the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission known as Patches Conservation Area, the Greater Worcester Land Trust's Tetasset Ridge property, and the city's God's Acre conservation area.
Caring For God's Acre is a charity which helps make graveyards the ideal environment for all sorts of creatures and plants.
She works Caring for God's Acre (CfGA), a charity which advises churchyard conservation projects, including the Sacred Space initiative in Wrexham.
The $40,000 was sought for a 17-acre parcel that will link the Tetasset Ridge Trail to open space along Tatnuck Brook, including the God's Acre and Patches Conservation Areas.
What prompted me to come here was an interesting leaflet produced by the project 'Caring for God's Acre', which promotes the enhancement and enjoyment of both natural and built features in 30 churchyards in the Shropshire Hills.
"There is also the site of the mass grave on a place called God's Acre on the corner of Walsall Street and Lichfield Street on the edge of the town centre.
Fishing rights are included in the sale that is being coordinated by James Hayman-Joyce of Hayman-Joyce who said: "There's a huge amount of demand for amenity land of this kind in the Cotswolds, either from people with horses, fishermen, or just someone who wants to own a few of God's acres in pretty countryside.