We aim to be responsible stewards, actively protecting our world
and enhancing our environment for all to enjoy.
We believe it is important to take positive action, not just to reduce our negative impact on the environment, but to make positive changes to improve it and encourage others to join us in this. The Eco Church scheme has provided us with a useful structure
which we have used to implement and embed improvements to how we work, worship and live, so that all can have the chance
to live “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).
We are excited to have achieved our Bronze Eco Church Award!
Songs Celebrating the Natural World:
Some Useful Links:
Our Current Plans, Ideas and Priorities
~ Twin more of our toilets (two are now twinned with toilets in Zambia and Malawi).
~ Have an eco-themed Church service at least once a year.
~ Hold an eco fair, perhaps in the spring.
~ Install a water butt to conserve rainwater.
~ Begin working towards Silver Eco Church Award.
How this work helps us to fulfil our Church vision:
We believe in the power of prayer. We know that God hears each prayer spoken aloud or thought quietly in the depths of our heart and we pray for the wisdom to protect and care for our planet and all living things. In worship, we often use songs to convey emotions and express our thoughts and feelings to God, including the wonder we feel at the amazing intricacies, diversity, creativity, beauty and power on display in nature.
One of the ways we show our love for God is by being good stewards of the beautiful world He has provided for us. We care for nature and the environment in many ways already and are always looking for ways we can do more. We are aware that the most vulnerable people in the world are often the hardest hit by climate change and that working to reduce our impact on the environment, is one way we can support them.
Many of us find Creation inspiring and enjoy spending time in nature, which often prompts moments of praise for our Creator God and gratitude for all He has made. These responses include using words, prayer, song, the visual arts and feelings of awe and wonder, as well as taking action and making changes in our lives to better protect the natural world and all who live in it.
We are working as a Church family to achieve the Silver Eco Church Award and want to extend this to working more with our local community. We have started developing our Church grounds with the aim of creating a Community Garden and have already established a central area as a Messy Church Garden and a small Memory Garden for quiet reflection.
God has blessed us with many good things of all kinds and one we appreciate most is having a beautiful world to live in, full of abundant life. This results in a desire to care for, protect and enhance our natural world and enjoy it with others.
We have decided to take positive action, not just to reduce our negative impact on the environment, but to make positive changes to improve it and to encourage others to join us in this. The Eco Church scheme has provided us with a useful structure and we have been working hard to implement and embed improvements to how we work, worship and live, so that all can have the chance to live “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).