Online survey and award scheme for ‘Eco Churches’
As part of its work in becoming an ‘Eco-Diocese’, the Diocese of Exeter is encouraging local parishes and Mission Communities to become ‘Eco Churches’. They can register online for an award from Christian congregation charity A Rocha – for details click here.
The scheme invites congregations to think about their responsibility in caring for God’s whole Creation through asking question about their worship, their energy use, their churchyards and more. By completing the survey you may be surprised how well your church does. Serving Fairtrade, recycling, conserving wildlife, supporting community activities, using or producing renewable energy all count towards a bronze, silver or gold award.
Diocesan Environment Officer, Martyn Goss, said: “it is so important for Christians to recognise we have a massive challenge to reverse the environmental damage we are doing to the world. But Eco Church offers a relatively simple approach to recognising the good green actions that congregations are taking and helps them to develop new ones.”
Also on 24 October at St. Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland in Plymouth there will be a free meeting for any interested or involved in Eco Church.
Please email Joanie Harris for details and booking.