Eco Church and A Rocha

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A Rocha UK's work comes from the fundamental belief. that looking after the world, in all the different forms that takes, is a core part of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The gospel is good news for all the earth!

As part of A Rocha UK's Eco Church initiative we undertook an ecological audit of all our church activities, covering five key areas of church life:

  • Worship and teaching

  • Management of church buildings

  • Management of church land

  • Community and global engagement

  • Lifestyle

The aim is to celebrate the steps we have already taken and to work on further actions we can build into our church life.

To date we have conducted an energy audit of our church which will lead to actions to reduce our energy consumption. We have begun to suggest ideas or tips for reducing our personal impact on the environment and a creation themed service is planned, though you will notice prayers for our damaged environment come up most weeks.

 

For the near future:

  • Surveys of plant, insect and animal life in our churchyard offers great potential for celebrating the flora and fauna on our doorstep and managing them sympathetically to create a life-giving community space for our village.

  • Build on our commitment to Fair Trade and to using less damaging cleaning materials around the church

  • Make our events more environmentally friendly (starting with our design of craft for our children’s services)