St Andrew's URC - Eco Church
In 2011, St Andrews’ agreed at their church AGM to become an
Eco churches are part of an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian Faith and putting this into practical action.
St Andrew's are registered with A Rocha UK as an Eco Congregation. A Rocha
is a Christian charity working to inspire and equip churches to protect and restore the natural world.
There is a small Eco Church team who meet regularly to review our existing environmental initiatives and plan new activities around 3 main areas of church life:
- spiritual: worship and teaching
- practical: things to do with buildings, land and church management
- mission: reaching out, both locally and globally
Some of the initiatives::
- Expanded recycling – glasses,batteries, teabags and cables.
- A Green Fair, bringing together a range of organisations with environmental interests.
- A prayer on climate change was
submitted to A Rocha UK and used in a service which had an environmental theme.
- Big church card at Christmas raising money for charity
- A Herb Garden at St Andrew's
- Repair and Regeneration every 1st Saturday.
Watch the video about Repair and Regeneration
Whilst not as organised as St Andrew's the other churches practise economy